Miami Dolphins hold off Cincinnati Bengals to win 17-13
Last Updated: 07/10/12 11:31pm
Reggie Bush: raced in from 13 yards for a touchdown
The Miami Dolphins bounced back from successive overtime defeats to beat Cincinnati 17-13 in a gripping but error-strewn game.
Mike Nugent was wide right with a 42-yard field goal try with three minutes left, his first miss of the season, giving the Dolphins a chance to run down the clock.
The Bengals got the ball back at their 20 following a punt with 1:45 to go, but Andy Dalton's second interception of the night ended their chances.
Reshad Jones intercepted Dalton's overthrown pass at midfield with 1:22 left. Dalton was 26 of 43 for 234 yards with three sacks and two interceptions.
Nugent hit field goals from 24 and 42 yards to give the hosts a 6-0 first-quarter lead, but Miami edged ahead as Daniel Thomas scored on a one-yard run.
Reggie Bush raced in from 13 yards to double Miami's points tally in the third quarter before Dan Carpenter's 46-yard field goal.
Dalton hit AJ Green for a two-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter but the Bengals could not get any closer.
The result keeps the Dolphins' season alive as they get to 2-3, while the Bengals drop to 3-2.