The teams traded turnovers to start. Tannehill threw a bad interception to former Dolphin Jamar Taylor, who read it the whole way and jumped a slant route. But the Browns came out and took a delay of game before actually getting a snap off, then on third down rookie quarterback Cody Kessler was sacked and fumbled.
Cameron Wake recovered at the Dolphins 39, and the Dolphins scored five plays later.
The Browns came out on their second drive using ex-quarterback turned wide receiver Terrelle Pryor at quarterback. The Browns missed a field goal.