Dolphins vs. Bengals live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

By | September 29, 2022

The team with the best record in the AFC takes on the reigning conference champion in this week’s “Thursday Night Football” matchup.

The Dolphins have been one of the biggest surprises of the season so far; they’ve surged into the top of the conference with a 3-0 start. They’re fresh off a thrilling win over Josh Allen and the Bills in which they managed to hold Buffalo’s potent offense to 19 points.

Tua Tagovailoa has silenced many of his critics with a fast start to the 2022 campaign. He has thrown for 925 yards and eight touchdowns in the first three games. Receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle have been excelling as well. 

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On the other side, the Bengals have gotten off to a sluggish start, to say the least.

Their first two games both ended in heartbreaking fashion, with consecutive losses on last-second field goals. Joe Burrow threw a career-high four interceptions in Week 1 against the Steelers, in his first game since Super Bowl 56. 

After a disappointing loss to a Cowboys team that was missing its starting quarterback in Week 2, the Bengals finally got back on track with a comfortable win over the Jets on Sunday. They’ll be looking to keep that momentum going on the short week.

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Dolphins vs. Bengals on Thursday night. Follow along for all the key moments from the Week 4 matchup.

Dolphins vs. Bengals score

  1 2 3 4 F
Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0
Bengals 7 0 0 0 0

Dolphins vs. Bengals live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’

(All times Eastern.)

8:32 p.m. — An end-around play to Hill goes nowhere, and after a short gain it’s 3rd and 4. Tua throws to Chase Edmonds in the back corner of the end zone but Edmonds flat out drops it. That should have been a touchdown. 

8:29 p.m. — The Dolphins embark on their first drive of the night and immediately they get Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle involved. Tua finds each of his top two receivers on back-to-back plays to move it down to near the Bengals’ 20-yard line.

Bengals 7, Dolphins 0

8:25 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Mixon gets it again on third down. He powers forward for a few yards before his teammates come help push the pile into the end zone. An opening drive touchdown for Cincinnati! 

8:24 p.m. — On 2nd and 5, Joe Mixon came close to a first down with a run up the middle but they’ll spot him short. Third down upcoming.

8:20 p.m. — A 10-yard pass to Tee Higgins has the Bengals in Dolphins territory. Two plays later, Miami’s Keion Crossen gets flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty to move the ball into the red zone. 

8:17 p.m. — On an early 3rd and 1, Burrow finds his tight end Hayden Hurst for a pickup of about 20 yards. 

8:15 p.m. — We are underway in Cincinnati.

8:12 p.m. — Just a few minutes away from kickoff in a tasty “Thursday Night Football” matchup. The Bengals will receive the opening kickoff.

7:59 p.m. — Tua takes the field in Cincinnati. He’s been stellar so far this season, and he’ll look to keep that hot start going tonight.

7:30 p.m. — The Dolphins are 11-1 in their last 12 games dating back to last season. Will they take home another win tonight against the reigning AFC champs?

7:21 p.m. — Joe Burrow’s pregame fit turned some heads earlier… 

7:15 p.m. — Tonight will be the debut of Cincy’s white-on-white color rush jerseys, which have been generating plenty of buzz. 

Dolphins vs. Bengals start time

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

Dolphins vs. Bengals will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. 

What channel is Dolphins vs. Bengals on tonight?

  • TV channel (Miami): WSFL
  • TV channel (Cincinnati): WCPO
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime | DAZN (Canada)

The game will be shown nationally on Amazon Prime video. Al Michaels (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analysis) and Kaylee Hartung (sideline reporter) will be on the call. It will be broadcast regionally in the Miami (WSFL) and Cincinnati (WCPO) markets.

Viewers in Canada can watch with DAZN, which carries every NFL game