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Discord on Dolphins? Win in OT over Bengals could help ease any tensions

  • Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin shouts to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin shouts to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, center, is congratulated by cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24), guard John Jerry (74) and another teammate after Grimes intercepted a pass by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and returned it for a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, center, is congratulated by cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24), guard John Jerry (74) and another teammate after Grimes intercepted a pass by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and returned it for a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates after the Dolphins defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 22-20 in overtime of an NFL football game on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates after the Dolphins defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 22-20 in overtime of an NFL football game on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

Amid rumblings of dissent within the Miami Dolphins, they've managed a memorable overtime win that might save their season.

The question now is whether the team's first victory in 39 days will quell any discord.

When coach Joe Philbin was asked Friday if he's satisfied with the Dolphins' chemistry, he referred to their 22-20 win over Cincinnati 12 hours earlier, saying the character of the team was revealed.

Cameron Wake became only the third NFL player to end an overtime game with a sack when he tackled Andy Dalton at the goal line in the 69th minute Thursday.

The victory put the brakes on a tailspin by Miami (4-4) that included a four-game losing streak and talk of dissension between coaches and among players.

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