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Quick turnaround for slumping Miami Dolphins gives them chance to forget dismal loss quickly

  • New England Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan, left, strips the ball from Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    New England Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan, left, strips the ball from Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin speaks from sidelines in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin speaks from sidelines in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes the ball as he is tackled by New England Patriots defensive tackle Joe Vellano (72) in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 27-17.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes the ball as he is tackled by New England Patriots defensive tackle Joe Vellano (72) in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 27-17. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

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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