South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday)
Bengals (2-8-1) at Dolphins (7-4)
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Hard RockStadium; MiamiGardens
TV: CBS (Ch: 4 inMiami/Ft. Lauderdale and Ch: 12 in PalmBeach); RADIO: WQAM(560-AM), KISS (99.9FM), WQBA(1140-AM, Spanish)
Coaches: Brian Flores 7-4 (12-15 in second season with Dolphins); ZacTaylor, 2-8-1 (4-22-1 in second season with Bengals).
Series: The Dolphins hold a 17-7 advantage over the Bengals in the all-time series, including a 38-35 win in Week 16 of the 2019 season at Hard RockStadium. Line: Miami is an 11-point favorite, with an over-under of 42.5.
Injuries: Dolphins— Questionable: QBTua Tagovailoa (left thumb), RB/WRMalcolm Perry (chest), OL SolomonKindley (foot); Doubtful: RBSalvonAhmed (shoulder ), RB De Andre Washington( ham string) Bengals— Questionable: DTChristian Covington (illness), OGB.J. Finney (back), LS Clark Harris (illness), CBDarius Phillips (illness), WRMikeThomas (hamstring), DTXavierWilliams (back), SBrandon Wilson (hamstring); Out: CBTony Brown(hamstring),
OGAlex Redmond (concussion)
Noteworthy: Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is once again questionable tomake his fifth career start thanks to the left thumb injury he sustained in practice onNov. 25. IfTagovailoa is unable to play, Dolphins coach Brian Flores will turn to 16-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for the second straightweek. ... The Dolphins are trying to toe the line of vying for playoff contention while needing to getTagovailoa, their2020 No. 5 pick, experience in the final five games of the regular season. ...
The Dolphins enter this gamewinners in six of their past seven games, second in theAFC East behind the Buffalo Bills, and in the playoffhunt with the No. 6 seed in the AFC standings. Awin will helpMiami keep pacewith the other teamsvying for a playoffspot.…
The Bengals will be without2020 No. 1 pick Joe Burrow for the rest of this season and into2021 after the former LSUquarterback hadmajor reconstructive knee surgery this pastweek. The Bengals will start former practice squad memberBrandon Allen at quarterback for the second straightweek.