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.