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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow threw a late 2-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst to seal a 27-15 victory for the Cincinnati Bengals over Miami on Thursday night in a game marred by the horrific sight of the quarterback of the Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa being removed on a stretcher.

Tagovailoa was chased down and thrown to the turf by Cincinnati’s Josh Tupou with about six minutes left in the first half. He lay in bed for more than seven minutes before being taken to hospital with head and neck injuries.

Vonn Bell’s interception of Miami backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater – the second safety pick of the night – with three minutes left in the game set up the Bengals’ final practice.

Evan McPherson threw two field goals in the fourth quarter, including one for 57 yards.

Burrow was 20 for 31 for 287 yards and two touchdowns as the Bengals won their second game in five days after losing the first of the season. Tee Higgins caught seven passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Bridgewater threw an incomplete pass on Miami’s final drive to return the ball in tries with 57 seconds left.

Tagovailoa was 8 for 14 for 110 yards and an interception before his injury. Bridgewater finished 14 for 23 for 193 yards, a touchdown and an interception in relief.

Tyreek Hill paced the Dolphins with 10 catches for 160 yards.

CHEERS: At halftime, the Bengals added two players to their fledgling ring of honor at Paycor Stadium.

Isaac Curtis is considered one of the team’s greatest receivers of all time. The four-time Pro-Bowler played in Cincinnati in 1973-84 and still holds the Bengals record for average yards per reception (17.07).

Tackle Willie Anderson was considered one of the best offensive linemen of his era. Anderson played in 182 games (regular and playoffs) for Cincinnati in 1996-2007 and went to the Pro Bowl four times.

They join the inaugural class of Ring of Honor from last year: team founder/coach Paul Brown, quarterback Ken Anderson, tackle Anthony Munoz and cornerback Ken Riley.



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