WEEK 9 GAME OF THE WEEK THE 5-3 Cincinatti Bengals travel to Miami to face off against the 6-1 Dolphins OFFENSE DEFENSE OFFENSE DEFENSE BENGALS KEYS TO VICTORY: 1. STOP THE RUN Miami has the #1 rushing attack in the NFL. Lamar Miller has been solid, but the Dolphins also like to use Daniel Thomas and Ryan Tannehill, and all three will get carries in this game. Bengals need to force Tannehill into 3rd and long early and often. 2. ESTABLISH THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE Miami's strength lies in its defensive line. Not only are they #1 in rush defense, they also have HK's sack leader in Cameron Wake and a dangerous rookie end in Dion Jordan. Cincinatti needs to win the battle in the trenches and slow down Wake, Jordan and Starks. This team thrives in pass rush situations. 3. WIN TURNOVER BATTLE In most high level games such as this, whoever wins the turnover battle wins the game. Lately, Miami has been great about holding onto the ball and it seems as if Ryan Tannehill learned from his awful 3 interception game against Baltimore 3 weeks ago, as he hasn't had an interception since. The Bengals strong defense needs to force turnovers. DOLPHINS KEYS TO VICTORY: 1. GET EVERYONE INVOLVED EARLY The Dolphins have relied very heavily on their running game as of late. The Bengals strength lies in stopping the run, as they are 3rd in the league in rush defense. Miami needs to keep Cincy off balance with a mix of run and pass to start this game. A one dimensional offense does not work in today's NFL. 2. STOP ADRIAN PETERSON Very simple concept. The Bengals traded for the best running back of this generation, and they have been very successful using him. Miami's #1 rush defense will be put to the test. If they stop AP, they win the game. Easier said than done. 3. GRIMES VS AJ GREEN Brent Grimes has been a shutdown corner this season for the Dolphins, handling the likes of Reggie Wayne, Roddy White and Marques Colston with ease. His biggest test to date, however, comes in this game against a phenom in AJ Green. Whoever wins this battle may just give their team the edge. WHO YA GOT AND WHY???