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Led by Tagovailoa, the Dolphins Knocked Off the Bengals by a Gritty 19-7 Win

Powered by 296 yards from Tua Tagovailoa, and a total team offensive output of 406 yards, the Miami Dolphins knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals in a gritty 19-7 victory, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The Dolphins rushing game contributed to this win with 110 yards and no rushing touchdowns, to support a 296 yards, one touchdown effort by Tua Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa contributed to this win by completing 26 of 39 passes, finishing the game with 296 yards, zero interceptions, one touchdown and a QB rating of 97.80.

The Dolphins deployed a rushing game led by Lynn Bowden and Myles Gaskin. For the game, Bowden carried the ball one time and rushed for 11 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Gaskin supplemented by carrying the ball 21 times for a total of 90 yards. In the passing game, the Dolphins’ top receivers were DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant. Parker caught four passes for a total of 35 yards, while Grant contributed with 42 yards from two passes.

On the defensive side of the football, the Dolphins produced no forced fumbles, zero tackles for loss, six sacks and zero defensive touchdowns.

In a losing effort for the Bengals, Brandon Allen attempted 39 passes and completed 11 of them. This performance resulted in 153 yards, one interception, one touchdown and a passer rating of 79.50 for the game.

The rushing game for the Bengals was led by Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine. For the game, Bernard rushed for 30 yards from carrying the football 12 times. Meanwhile Perine carried the ball 3 times for a total of seven yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Bengals included Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. Boyd caught one pass for a total of 72 yards, while Higgins contributed with 56 yards from five passes.

In their loss, the Bengals defense contributed with one forced fumble and three tackles to go along with no sacks and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Bengals defense was not enough help get a win.

With the win, the Dolphins leave with a record of 8-4 for the season, while the Bengals record for the season now stands at 2-9.