Miami Dolphins and overtime win over Bengals

The season is alive. Ryan Tannehill, a play-making defense and Caleb Sturgis are to thank.
In short, everything that was needed to win.
The Dolphins again blew a two-touchdown lead, but this time rallied late to stun the Bengals 22:20 in a Halloween treat for Dolphins fans.
The game-winning play: Cameron Wake’s safety sack of Andy Dalton on third down in overtime. It was just the third time in history that an overtime game has been decided by a safety.
That four-game losing streak? History. Those internal issues? Quieted for at least the next 11 days.
On third-and-long in overtime, Wake blew past the offensive line and planted Dalton. It was Wake’s third sack of the game and one of the biggest of his career.
“The margin for error is this small” – Wake said, squeezing his fingers together. “You’ve got to find a way to win. On the play, it was one of those situations where you had to give it all you got. Push the pedal to the metal and let the engine run out.”

Miami Dolphins and overtime win over Bengals

Miami Dolphins.

It was a game Cameron Wake will always remember. It’s one that Andy Dalton will instantly want to forget.

But it will definitely go down in the NFL record books.
Wake sacked Dalton inside the goal line on the Bengals’ second overtime drive, giving the Miami Dolphins a 22-20 victory on just the third game in NFL history to end on a safety.
With both teams trading punts in an ugly overtime affair, the Bengals took over at their own 8-yard line. Dalton dropped back and threw two straight incomplete passes to A.J. Green, setting up the 3rd-and-10 play that would snap Cincinnati’s four-game winning streak. Dropping back and sensing the oncoming pressure, Dalton brought the ball into his body and past the plane of the goal to give Miami a safety on the sack.

Cameron Wake sacked Andy Dalton for a safety with 6:38 left in overtime, and Miami beat the Cincinnati Bengals 22:20 on Thursday night.
On third-and-10 from the 8, Dalton retreated to the goal line and was tackled by Wake coming up the middle for the third overtime safety in NFL history.
The officials immediately signaled the score, which was upheld following a replay review.
“You just have to do whatever you can to get to the quarterback” – Wake said. “It couldn’t have come at a better time. How much better could it have been than to have a D-lineman seal the deal?”
The Pro Bowl end totaled three sacks, and Cincinnati committed four turnovers that might have meant a difference of 17 points.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis disputed the safety call in his postgame news conference, saying the “ball was out of the end zone.”
“But I don’t get it, I don’t know” – Lewis said. “That’s a quick look at the board. They got a little better resolution look at it than I do.”

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