The Miami Dolphins have little time to dwell on their most dreadful day yet this year.
After blowing a two-touchdown lead at New England to lose their fourth game in a row, the Dolphins must regroup quickly to face first-place Cincinnati on Thursday. The quick turnaround might be for the best, because the latest defeat was one to forget.
Regrouping won't be easy after the collapse at Foxborough. Miami (3-4) was outscored 24-0 over the final 24 minutes to lose 27-17, accelerating a tailspin that began after the Dolphins won their first three games.
Now they've gone more than five weeks without a victory, and they'll be hard-pressed to end the drought against Cincinnati (6-2). The AFC North leaders have won four consecutive games.
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