Why did the Miami Dolphins let Lamar Miller go? This question kept bouncing in my head while watching them dig their grave with 1-3 carved on their tombstone.
The Dolphins had no answer for wide receiver A.J. Green who led the Cincinnati Bengals to a 22-7 victory.
Throw out the stats at one point of the game, Green piled up more yards than the entire Dolphins offense. This after a disappointing performance in a loss to the Denver Broncos.
“I hold myself to a very high standard,” said Green, who had 10 catches. “I know what I’m capable of. Last week I didn’t perform to that level. I had to refocus on a short week.”
During the first three quarters, Green caught nine passes for 166 yards while Miami had 152 total yards.
“We’ve got to get it fixed and quick, and by that I mean Monday,” Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “We’re kind of in a dark spot right now. It’s squarely on our shoulders.”
Tannehill was 15 of 25 for 189 yards with a touchdown, an interception, a fumble and five sacks.
Miami had seven penalties for 68 yards.
The fish were bruised before the game began. The Dolphins were missing four starting offensive linemen, two linebackers, running back Arian Foster and tight end Jordan Cameron.
The Dolphins hope to bounce back with a little home cooking as they begin a stretch of four straight home games against Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and the New York Jets.
The Bengals have a tough two-game stretch, playing Dallas and New England on the road.