DOLPHINS (3-0) at BENGALS (1-2)

Kickoff: 8:15 p.m., Thursday, Paycor Stadium

TV: Prime Video, WSFL-TV (Ch. 39 in Miami-Dade, Broward); RADIO: Westwood One, WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)

Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 3-0 in his first season as a head coach; Zac Taylor, including playoffs, is 20-35 in his fourth head coaching season overall and leading the Bengals.

Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Bengals, 18-7, including playoffs, and have won five of the past seven.

Weather: 59 degrees, 63 percent humidity, 1 percent chance of precipitation.

Line: The Dolphins are a 4 1/2-point underdog; the over/under is 47.

Injuries: Dolphins —Out: TE Cethan Carter (concussion), TE Hunter Long (ankle); Questionable: QB Tua Tagovailoa (back/ankle), OT Terron Armstead (toe), CB Xavien Howard (groin/glute), WR Jaylen Waddle (groin), S Brandon Jones (chest), DT Raekwon Davis (knee), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs/toe); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OT Austin Jackson (ankle), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), S Clayton Fejedelem, LB Calvin Munson, FB John Lovett; Bengals — Out: DT DJ Reader (knee), TE Drew Sample (knee); Questionable: OT La’el Collins (back), LB Germaine Pratt (knee); Injured reserve: Seven players on IR.

Noteworthy: The Dolphins are one of two remaining unbeaten teams entering Week 4 (Philadelphia Eagles are also 3-0). Miami has done it through a difficult early-season stretch vs. the New England Patriots, at the Baltimore Ravens and vs. the Buffalo Bills before Thursday’s game in Cincinnati. …

If Tagovailoa is able to play, it would be his first professional matchup against Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow. The two third-year quarterbacks were selected fifth and first, respectively, in the 2020 NFL draft. Burrow was injured when their two teams met in their rookie seasons. …

The upstart Bengals, coming off a surprise run to the Super Bowl in 2021, lost their first two games of the season to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys before bouncing back in Week 3 against the New York Jets. …

With a win, the Dolphins would get off to their seventh 4-0 start and first since 1995. It would make McDaniel Miami’s first head coach to start 4-0 and would be the franchise’s 500th victory, including playoffs. …

The Dolphins enter with a four-game winning streak in prime-time games — 2020 at Jacksonville (Thursday) and at Las Vegas (Saturday), 2021 vs. Baltimore (Thursday) and at New Orleans (Monday). Miami is 5-6 all-time in Thursday night games since the package began in 2006. …

The Bengals will debut their new white-on-white uniforms for the prime-time game.



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