CINCINNATI – One picture can really say it all - and the picture of Dolphins assistant head coach Darren Rizzi reacting to a roughing the kicker penalty sums up Miami's effort in a loss to the Bengals on Thursday night, 22-7.
The Miami offense got off to a fast start with Ryan Tannehill throwing a 74 yard touchdown to Kenny Stills in the first quarter for a brief lead, but the Fins offense stalled the rest of the night.
Tannehill said, "that was one of the worst performances I've seen from our offense."
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a touchdown to A.J. Green to take the lead later in the first quarter.
Cincinnati never looked back.
Green had a big night, finishing with 173 receiving yards, as he consistently beat the Fins secondary for big gains.
Dalton nearly threw for 300 yards, finishing just four yards shy of the mark.
Tannehill, who fumbled in the second quarter, threw an interception in the fourth quarter that sealed Miami's fate.
The Fins quarterback totaled 189 passing yards while completing 15 of 25 pass attempts.