Sun Sentinel
National Football League
                       === Dolphins hold off Bengals ===
 Cincinnati,  OH  (Sports  Network)  -  Reggie Bush  ran  for  a  third-quarter
 touchdown,  rookie Ryan Tannehill had 223 passing yards and the visiting Miami
 Dolphins held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 17-13, at Paul Brown Stadium.
 Cincinnati  kicker Mike  Nugent missed a 41-yard field goal with three minutes
 remaining  in the  fourth quarter. The Bengals  got the ball back with 1:45 to
 play,  but the  Dolphins prevailed when Reshad Jones picked off Andy Dalton at
 Tannehill  completed  17-of-26 throws for  the Dolphins (2-3), who were coming
 off back-to-back overtime losses.
 "It  was  a great  team win today,"  said Miami coach  Joe Philbin. "All three
 components (offense, defense and special teams) contributed to the victory."
 Dalton  finished with  234  yards,  one touchdown  and  two interceptions  for
 Cincinnati  (3-2),  which had  averaged 33 points  during a three-game winning
 "We  let  a good opportunity get  away from us today.  There is no doubt in my
 mind about that," said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.
 A  1-yard touchdown run by Daniel Thomas put Miami up 7-6 with 6:54 to play in
 the  second quarter.  Tannehill set up the score with consecutive completions.
 After  hitting Charles Clay for 24 yards on 3rd-and-10 from the Cincinnati 43,
 Tannehill threw a 13-yard strike to Anthony Fasano.
 Later  in the first half, Jorvorskie Lane was stuffed at the line of scrimmage
 on  4th-and-1 from the Cincinnati 38 after the Dolphins' defense had recovered
 an Armon Binns fumble.
 Following  the break, Dalton completed each of his first two passes, but Miami
 defensive tackle Randy Starks hauled in a dart thrown by the Cincinnati QB and
 the  Dolphins began  their next  drive at  the Bengals'  36-yard line  after a
 modest return.
 Flushed  from  the pocket, Tannehill found  Davone Bess for a 28-yard gain and
 Bush  went around the  left end and bolted for a 13-yard touchdown on the next
 Dan  Carpenter kicked a 46-yard field goal to extend Miami's lead to 17-6 with
 8:35  remaining  in the  third quarter.  The Dolphins'  next series ended with
 Carpenter missing a 53-yard attempt.
 After  consecutive  three-and-outs, Cincinnati's offense got some traction and
 the  third quarter ended with the Bengals facing a 3rd-and-1 from the Miami 3.
 Dalton  kept the ball on a quarterback sneak before hooking up with A.J. Green
 in  the end zone. Prior to Dalton's conversion, the Bengals were just 1-for-11
 on third down.
 "You have to win on third down to have a chance on offense," Lewis said.
 It was an excellent start defensively for Cincinnati. The Bengals, who entered
 Week  5 with an NFL-best 17 sacks, added another to their total to force Miami
 to go three-and-out on the game's opening drive.
 The  Dolphins' defense  responded by  forcing  a three-and-out  of their  own.
 However, the ensuing Cincinnati punt hit the back of an unsuspecting Jones and
 the Bengals' Vontaze Burfict was ruled to have secured the fumble before going
 out of bounds at the Miami 26.
 Once  again, Cincinnati  was unable to move  the chains, and Nugent came on to
 drill a 42-yard field goal.
 On  their next  possession, the Dolphins drove deep into Cincinnati territory,
 but  Lane  lost the  ball and  Bengals cornerback  Terence Newman returned the
 fumble to his 21-yard line.
 The  Bengals  were bailed out  by a Miami holding  penalty as Dalton's pass to
 Andrew  Hawkins on  3rd-and-8 from the 23 fell incomplete. Cincinnati wound up
 marching  to the Miami 35, where Dalton found Jermaine Gresham for 20 yards on
 fourth  down. The  drive  ended up  stalling and  Nugent's  24-yarder put  the
 Bengals up 6-0 late in the first quarter.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Dolphins have now  won seven of eight at Cincinnati ... Bush had 48 yards
 on 19 carries ... Bernard Scott paced the Bengals' ground attack with 40 yards
 on  five carries. He  left the game with a knee injury ... Dalton connected on
 26-of-43 passes ... Green made nine grabs for 65 yards.
 10/07 19:02:34 ET