Here were some of the postgame comments that stood out after the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with some perspective:
"We could have played better in the situations at the end of the game, but at the end of the day, we rallied. They stuck together and found a way to win the game."
— Head Coach Brian Flores obviously didn't like seeing the Dolphins surrender a big lead in the fourth quarter, but he was happy with the way his players persevered and found a way to win.
"That's a wild, crazy finish — one that I've probably never seen one like that. ESPN has got their win probability stuff. I'd love to see what it was with six minutes left. But, yeah, it was a crazy game, and it was nice for us to step up at the end. "
— Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL since the mid-2000s, but there's always something new he's bound to experience. In this case, it was a crazy fourth-quarter comeback that saw Cincinnati rally from a 35-12 deficit to send the game to overtime.
"It was fun. That's the game of football right there – all the good stuff, all the bad stuff and everything in between. (There's) a lot to learn from, a lot to grow on and I'm just happy to that we were able to come out with the win. "
— Tight end Mike Gesicki had a solid performance as he caught two touchdown passes to help the Dolphins build their 35-12 lead. He then had a bit of a roller coaster in overtime, dropping a third-down pass on the first possession but later coming up with a key 14-yard catch on the game-winning field goal drive.
"I felt good. I've got to keep learning and learning and just growing with this defense."
— New defensive lineman Zach Sieler made his first start for the Dolphins and turned in a very good performance. He was second on the team with seven tackles, recorded his first career sack, and had two passes defensed.