MIAMI, F.L.- After opening up a 14-point lead, the Buffalo
Bills have allowed the Miami Dolphins to climb back in as the Bills lead
17-14 at halftime.
Bills QB Thad Lewis has been unable to get into a consistent
rhythm, throwing for 135 yards with one interception.
Buffalo's defense has also had an up and down first half,
returning an interception for a touchdown but also allowing two plays of at
least 30 yards, which set up touchdowns for Miami.
Cornerback Nickell Robey got the Bills off to a quick start,
intercepting Miami QB Ryan Tannehiill and returning it 20 yards for a touchdown. The Bills defense continued to hold firm for their next two drives, forcing Miami into consecutive three and outs.
The Bills offense also was able to find early success, with a Fred Jackson three yard touchdown run finishing a 6-play 44-yard drive.
Buffalo's defense looked vulnerable late in the first quarter as the Dolphins drove all the way to the Buffalo 17, but an Aaron Williams interception denied Miami a scoring opportunity.
In the second quarter, the Dolphins got on the scoreboard when Tannehill found tight end Charles Clay for a seven-yard touchdown.
Buffalo's offense struggled early in the second quarter, with Bills QB Thad Lewis throwing an interception while he was hit to set the Dolphins up with great field position.
Miami however could not capitalize on Buffalo's error, settling for a field goal opportunity that K Caleb Sturgis missed.
The Bills responded with their best drive of the second quarter, driving all the way to the Miami 16 yard line before ultimately settling for Dan Carpenter field goal.
Miami was able to score a crucial TD before the end of the half that was set up by a Mike Wallace 46 yard catch.