Thursday Night Football: Dolphins at Bengals (7:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Tua and the Dolphins head into the Jungle to take on Joe Burrow and the Bengals on Thursday Night Football. While Tua has been dealing with injuries this week at practice, the Dolphins are expected to have their star quarterback and his former Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle active for tonight’s matchup in Cincinnati.

Game Info

Miami Dolphins (3-0, 1st AFC East) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-2, T-3rdAFC North) – Amazon Prime Video (Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung); Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Jason McCourty); Spanish Broadcast (Miguel Gurwitz, Ronaldo Cantu, Mayra Gomez)

Kickoff Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Site: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Referee: Clay Martin
Odds: CIN -3.5, O/U 48.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Dolphins: Mike McDaniel (3-0) vs. Bengals: Zac Taylor (16-32-1)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa: 25/37, 271 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 8 rushing yards

versus

Bengals: Joe Burrow: 24/36, 275 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 4 carries, 14 rushing  yards

Week 4 projected stats via ESPN projections

Dolphins Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Tua Tagovailoa
•   RB Chase Edmonds
•   WRs Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Cedrick Wilson Jr.
•   TE Durham Smythe
•   LT Terron Armstead, LG Liam Eichenberg, C Connor Williams, RG Robert Hunt, RT Greg Little

Defense
•   LDE Christian Wilkins, NT Raekwon Davis, RDE Emmanuel Ogbah
•   WLB Melvin Ingram, LILB Elandon Roberts, RILB Jerome Baker, SLB Jaelan Phillips
•   LCB Xavien Howard, RCB Nik Needham
•   FS Jevon Holland, SS Brandon Jones

Specialists
•   Jason Sanders (kicker), Thomas Morstead (punter, holder), Blake Ferguson (long snapper), Tyreek Hill, Raheem Mostert (kick and punt returns)

Bengals Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Joe Burrow
•   RB Joe Mixon
•   WR Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd
•   TE Hayden Hurst
•   LT Jonah Williams, LG Cordell Wilson, C Ted Karras, RG Alex Cappa, RT La’el Collins

Defense
•   LDE Sam Hubbard, LDT Josh Topou, RDT BJ Hill, RDE Trey Hendrickson
•   WLB Logan Wilson, MLB Germaine Pratt, SLB Akeem Davis-Gaither
•   LCB Eli Apple, RCB Chidobe Awuzie
•   FS Jessie Bates III, SS Vonn Bell

Specialists
•   Evan McPherson (kicker), Kevin Huber (punter, holder), Cal Adomitis (long snapper), Trent Taylor, Chris Evans (kick and punt returns)

Inactives

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