Perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, still fuming over his dropped third down pass on Sunday in the fourth quarter against Denver, took over the Thursday night showcase at Paul Brown Stadium before 60,843 with 10 catches for 173 yards and led the Bengals to an ugly but utterly necessary 22-7 victory.
The win lifted them back to 2-2 in front of a 10-day break before they head to Dallas and New England. The night was a celebration of defense as the Bengals rung up five sacks with marauding Pro Bowlers Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins doing the damage with multiple sacks and holding Miami out of the red zone.
Quarterback Andy Dalton survived another brutal night by the running game with a crisp 296-yard passing night.