The team's final preseason game against the Miami Dolphins ended in dramatic fashion when Dolphins quarterback Reid Sinnett connected on a desperation heave on 4th-and-15 for a 34-yard touchdown pass to Chris Myarick.
Sinnett had to avoid early pressure from Bengals defensive end Noah Spence, then even more trouble from Darius Hodge before throwing the ball into a crowd of players in the end zone. Myarick somehow came down with it.
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Sinnett would complete another pass to give the Dolphins a 29-26 lead, but that wasn't the end of the game.
With 1:21 remaining on the clock, the Bengals launched their own drive and reached as far as the Dolphins' 32-yard line. That would have added up to about a 50-yard game-tying field goal attempt.
Rather than go for overtime, Bengals coach Zac Taylor went for the win, possibly because this was a preseason game and we all have places we'd rather be than overtime in a preseason game. Bengals third-string QB Kyle Shurmur's own Hail Mary attempt came up short, giving the Dolphins the win.