Miami Dolphins: 3 Best Performances in Week 5 Loss vs Bengals

Sep 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

For the second week in a row, the Miami Dolphins lost in embarrassing fashion. Last week, it was a blow-out loss to the New England Patriots in which the Dolphins never had a chance. This week, the Miami Dolphins snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The first half of the game, everything was clicking for the Miami Dolphins. They had their usual slow start, coming away from the first quarter without any points yet again. But the feel of the game was different than it was a week ago. The defense showed up in a big way, keeping the Bengals off the board until the Dolphins offense woke up.

The predictable hangover from the Patriots loss wasn’t there. The Dolphins offense eventually did wake up, and the team went into the half with a 17-0 lead. They were in command of the game and looked to be on their way to maintaining their lead in the AFC East.

Then the second half happened, and everything fell apart. The Dolphins offense, predictably, took their foot off the gas. The Dolphins defense could only hold on for so long. Injuries crept up again and affected the Dolphins in a big way, as starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil left the game with a concussion.

It was all downhill after that, to the tune of 27 unanswered points for the Bengals and a second straight loss for the Dolphins.

Not a lot went right for the team today, but unlike last week there were some good performances to go around. While we lick our wounds from another disappointing performance, let’s take a look at the 3 best performances.

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