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AJ Green had 10 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown and Mike Nugent tied a career high with five field goals, lifting the Cincinnati Bengals to a 22-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the NFL on Thursday (Friday AEST).

Green, who missed an assignment and dropped a third-down pass to stall a key drive in Sunday's loss to Denver, came out with a vengeance on Thursday with eight catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in the first half alone.

Linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned from a three-game suspension and had three tackles for the Bengals (2-2).

Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked five times and hit eight times. He managed to pass for 189 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The banged-up Dolphins (1-3) played without several starters with third-stringer Kraig Urbik at center, Billy Turner at left guard and Laremy Tunsil moved to left tackle. Miami also is without running back Arian Foster and tight end Jordan Cameron.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 197 of his 296 yards in the first half.

Nugent's five field goals were a product of the Bengals' continued problems cashing in on red-zone opportunities. They had drives of 54, 80, and 85 yards but came away with a field goal each time.

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