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Dolphins pull within three before the half


Wide receiver Brandon Gibson made a couple of plays and the Dolphins are back within a field goal after a rough half for the offense against the Bills.

Gibson made a diving catch along the sideline for a first down, ruled in bounds upon review because his knee hit before Gibson went out, and then made an acrobatic leap into the end zone on the next play to cut Buffalo’s lead to 17-14.

The Dolphins have had chances to do more than just get close, but Ryan Tannehill was intercepted in the end zone on an underthrown ball and Caleb Sturgis missed a 51-yard field goal after the Miami offense couldn’t do anything with a Chris Clemons interception of Thad Lewis. The Dolphins have also gone three and out four times thus far, so you could also argue that they’re lucky to be that close.

Buffalo has done well with short fields and returned another Tannehill interception for a touchdown, but they’ve gotten nothing from a run game that’s clearly hobbled by injuries to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. That’s contributed to them being outscored 14-3 in the final 20 minutes of the first half and it could guarantee the Dolphins enough opportunities to get the rest of the points needed for a win in the final two quarters.

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13 Responses to “Dolphins pull within three before the half”
  1. ghjjf says: Oct 20, 2013 2:49 PM

    It looks like the dolphins spent their bye week playing ping pong and shuffle board.

  2. wearethesteelers says: Oct 20, 2013 2:52 PM

    Only the lowly Ratbird would lose to the Bills.

    Here we go Steelers, here we go!

  3. jacksonjames4 says: Oct 20, 2013 2:56 PM

    Bills are holding their own considering they have a practice squad QB

  4. craniator says: Oct 20, 2013 2:59 PM

    Careful there , Josh — anytime you use the word “Lucky” when Miami doesn’t play well but stays close or pulls ahead on the scoreboard , you run the risk of being on the receiving end of some peeved commenters who will say , “What do you mean , ‘luck’ ?! Didn’t you see that 75 yard drive ?” , etc. I’ve been a Dolphins fan for nearly four decades , but many of our fans leave something to be desired , in terms of their grasp of the game. But then again , so too do many of our haters , whose numbers are legion.

  5. billsboy88 says: Oct 20, 2013 3:01 PM

    From the looks of the stands, no one in Miami realized the Phins weren’t on a bye this week as well

  6. thelastpieceofcheese says: Oct 20, 2013 3:04 PM

    Losing at the half to the awful bills should count as a loss!

  7. jakec4 says: Oct 20, 2013 3:05 PM

    wearethesteelers says: Oct 20, 2013 2:52 PM

    Only the lowly Ratbird would lose to the Bills.

    Here we go Steelers, here we go!


    Yeah, the Ravens should be losing to quality teams like the Vikings.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 20, 2013 3:12 PM

    2013 AFC East Champions

  9. fishyinalittledishy says: Oct 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    Sherman is a complete Buffoon he is trying to be to clever

  10. ralphwilsonisrich says: Oct 20, 2013 4:38 PM

    Hey miami you lost to horrible bills. Bills have been in every game. How about miami

  11. cwk22 says: Oct 20, 2013 4:47 PM

    Typical ending. Dolphins STINK!

  12. keepyerstickontheice says: Oct 20, 2013 4:56 PM

    Yeah, no win in the final two quarters.

    Keep picking against the Bills.

    Two weeks of rest and preparation, and they still lose to a practice squad QB.

    I thought the Jets would end up in the cellar.

  13. yanksbills says: Oct 20, 2013 7:59 PM

    Why are the Bills considered horrible again?

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