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Bengals go from their best game to their worst in 4 days, lose DT Geno Atkins as well

  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone for a safety during overtime in an NFL football game on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-20. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone for a safety during overtime in an NFL football game on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-20. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) can't hold on to a pass in the end zone as Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) can't hold on to a pass in the end zone as Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals running back Gio Bernard (25) rolls head-first for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. At right is wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12). (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Gio Bernard (25) rolls head-first for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. At right is wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12). (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

Maybe it was the short turnaround time. Maybe they were just due for one of those days. The Bengals went from their best game of the season to one of their worst, and got more bad injury news along the way.

They had their four-game winning streak snapped in Miami on Thursday night with a 22-20 loss in overtime. The game ended when Andy Dalton was sacked at the goal line.

A day later, a medical test confirmed that All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the first half. The Bengals already are missing top cornerback Leon Hall, middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and safety Taylor Mays.

The Bengals (6-3) need their few days off.

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