The Dolphins flipped the script on the Bengals in the second quarter in Cincinnati, scoring a touchdown and forcing a turnover of their own to grab a 7-6 lead at the half.
Running without a huddle for much of the second quarter, Ryan Tannehill authored a nine-play, 63-yard drive on the Dolphins' first possession before Daniel Thomas finally found pay dirt with a 1-yard touchdown run.
The Dolphins hit the Bengals with a balanced diet of runs and passes on the scoring drive, but the biggest play of the day was when Tannehill hit fullback Charles Clay down the middle for 24 yards on third and 10 to keep the drive alive.
Bengals receiver Armon Binns coughed the ball up on Cincinnati's next drive to give the Dolphins their first turnover of the day, but Tannehill and company couldn't capitalize on the mistake and turned the ball over on downs four plays later.
While neither team has been able to find much of a rhythm offensively, Tannehill has outdueled Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton so far, as the Dolphins rookie is 7-for-10 passing for 101 yards while the Bengals' starter is 11-for-18 for a meager 83 yards.