NFL PREVIEW: CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-8-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-4)
WEEK 13 // SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // HARD ROCK STADIUM // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 16-7
STREAKS: Bengals have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 12/22/19: Bengals 35 at Dolphins 38 (OT)
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/22/19
QB BRANDON ALLEN completed 17 of 29 passes (58.6 pct.) for 136 yards & TD vs. INT in 1st start of season last week. • RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 49 scrimmage yards (32 rush, 17 rec.) last week. Has 2 rush TDs in 2 career games at Mia. Has 484 scrimmage yards this season (261 rec., 223 rush) & is 1 of 2 RBs (FRANK GORE) with 400+ scrimmage yards in each of last 8 seasons. • WR TYLER BOYD has 5+ catches in 5 of past 6. Had 9 catches for 128 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 5+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 6+ catches. Ranks 4th in AFC with 72 catches & is 1 of 5 WRs with 70+ catches in each of past 3 seasons. WR A.J. GREEN aims for his 4th in row vs. Mia. with 6+ catches & 110+ rec. yards. Has 36 catches for 478 yards (119.5 per game) & 2 TDs in 4 career games vs. Mia. Has 301 rec. yards (150.5 per game) in his past 2 vs. AFC East. Rookie WR TEE HIGGINS led team with 5 catches for 44 yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 5+ catches in 5 of past 6. Has 115+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 on road. Ranks 2nd among rookies in rec. yards (673), & 3rd in catches (48) & rec. TDs. (5). • S JESSIE BATES had 7 tackles last week & has 7+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Aims for his 6th in row on road with PD. Has INT in 2 of past 3 on road. Had FF & PD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with PD. S VONN BELL had 10 tackles, TFL, FF & FR in Week 12. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles & TFL. Aims for 4th in row with PD. LB JOSH BYNES had 7 tackles, TFL & season high 2 PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles.
QB TUA TAGOVAILOA (rookie) aims for his 5th start in row with TD pass & 0 INTs. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 2 of his past 3. QB RYAN FITZPATRICK completed 24 of 39 passes (61.5 pct.) for 257 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 97.9 rating last week. Aims for his 4th start in row with 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating. Passed for 419 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 103 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Has 90+ rating in 2 of 3 home starts this season. • RB SALVON AHMED (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. RB DEANDRE WASHINGTON had 60 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 11 rec.) last week. RB MATT BREIDA had 53 scrimmage yards (36 rush, 17 rec.) last week. Rushed for 121 yards in only career game vs. Cin. (9/15/19 with SF). Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC North. • WR DEVANTE PARKER led team with 8 catches for season-high 119 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. Had 5 catches for 111 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. TEs MIKE GESICKI & ADAM SHAHEEN each had TD catch in Week 12. Gesicki had 82 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD aims for 4th in row with 2+ PD & INT. Has 4 PD & INT in his past 3 vs. AFC North. Leads NFL with 7 INTs & ranks tied-2nd with 15 PD. Rookie S BRANDON JONES had 1st-career sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. CB NIK NEEDHAM had 5 tackles & 1st INT of season in Week 12. Aims for 4th in row with PD. DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had 5 tackles last week. Aims for his 5th in row at home with sack.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, AJ Ross (field reporter) SIRIUS: 119 (Cin), 146 (Mia) | XM: 387 (Cin), 232 (Mia)