The Miami Dolphins will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in a Thursday night showdown, as both teams are looking for their second win of the season.
The Dolphins (1-2) barely beat the Cleveland Browns in overtime in Miami on Sunday and are now looking to earn their first road victory after only three days off.
The Bengals, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after they struggled to put points on the board against the Denver Broncos over the weekend. The Bengals are coming off of a 29-17 home loss.
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill said the Dolphins recognize the importance of Week 4 in the season and are excited for the chance to play on Thursday night.
Miami will, however, be playing without both their starting tight end and their tailback. Jordan Cameron, who has had eight receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown, suffered a concussion against the Browns and will not be cleared for Thursday’s game. Tailback Arian Foster remains injured with a strained groin and hamstring.
Tannehill also said that the squad is battling some injuries but players are stepping up and the team is coming together.
Both the Dolphins and Bengals have had problems with their defenses underperforming this season. The Bengals have not proven to be successful on the ground this season, but the Dolphins have struggled defending against the run so that will be a matchup to watch.
Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said the defense needs to find ways to be more consistent heading into Thursday night’s game.
Kickoff is set for 8:25 p.m. from Paul Brown Stadium.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 28, 2016