The Miami Dolphins improved to a perfect 4-0 on the road and 4-3 overall this afternoon thanks to a 22-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Dan Carpenter kicked five field goals, including a career-long 54-yarder, to help Miami build up some points, and then Ricky Williams ran for his first touchdown of the season to extend the lead and seal the deal in the fourth quarter.
Sean Smith’s first career interception also helped close the door on Cincinnati, as he picked off Carson Palmer with just over two minutes left in the game. On the day, Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne completed 24-of-37 passes for 217 yards and an interception and Ronnie Brown and Williams combined to carry the ball 25 times for 108 yards to lead the offense.
Defensively, outside of the first possession in the game, the Dolphins defense did a great job of limiting Palmer, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, and friends to minimal success. The only other score of the day came on a fluke play, as Chris Clemons had an interception bounce off his hands, then his feet, and into the arms of T.O., who pranced in for a 37-yard TD.
Next up for the Fins, another road game, next Sunday at Baltimore. Be sure to tune into The Finsiders radio show Monday from 4-7pm on 940-WINZ or www.thefinsiders.com to hear player interviews as well as our live in-studio chat with head coach Tony Sparano at 6.
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