Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor didn’t give up on the run and running back Joe Mixon flat didn’t give up during Sunday’s resourceful 27-17 victory over Miami that featured Mixon’s gutty 115 total yards and his first pro receiving touchdown.
That’s about all that went right Sunday for an offense that had racked up the fourth most points in the NFL coming into this one at Paul Brown Stadium. The NFL’s best red zone offense scored only once on four trips and got no points on two of them. They won their first game in four years converting just two third downs with as many as 11 tries. Quarterback Andy Dalton was harassed all day while getting sacked twice and hit two others while the Dolphins pulled off six tackles for loss.