CINCINNATI, Ohio β It is a banged-up group of Cincinnati Bengals who have made the trip to Miami β or not β for tonightβs game with the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.
The game features two teams streaking in opposite directions: Cincinnati (6-2) is seeking its fifth straight win and leads the AFC North while the Dolphins (3-4) are looking to avoid a fifth straight loss.
The Bengals blasted the Jets 49-9 Sunday behind a career-high five touchdown passes from Andy Dalton.
Miami suffered a 27-17 setback at New England in Week 8. Ryan Tannehill has been sacked a league-high 32 times and has lost five fumbles this season.
The Bengals put safety Taylor Mays on injured reserve Wednesday with a dislocated right shoulder, ending his season.. It was one of several significant injuries that leaves the team short-handed.
Mays hurt the shoulder while making a tackle on the final play in the first half of a 49-9 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. The Bengals (6-2) suffered several significant injuries, leaving them short-handed
The defense is also missing cornerback Leon Hall, out for the season with an Achilles tendon injury, and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, who hurt his left knee and suffered a concussion on Sunday. Tackle Devon Still (elbow) and ends Wallace Gilberry (groin) and Michael Boley (hamstring) are limited. Also, left tackle Andrew Whitworth injured his right knee.