At the end of the second quarter: Miami 7, New England 13
New half, new team, right?
Kind of. Miami takes the second-half opening kick-off and proceeds to drive down the field. Tagovailoa is able to connect with DeVante Parker and Gesicki for gains of 12 yards each.
But, the broken record strikes again. Miami’s receivers can’t seem to get open and the offensive line collapses just a bit to allow a sack on Tagovailoa and force him to throw the ball away. Miami’s offense is forced to settle for a field goal from Jason Sanders, which keeps them in the game.
New England gets the ball back. The Jones to Henry connection seems to be developing beautifully, as the rookie is able to hit the talented tight end for a gain of 25. Miami’s defense responds, however, forcing the Patriots into a long 3rd down try and eventually forcing them to punt.
Miami does a whole lot of nothing with the ensuing possession. Miami ends up with a 5 and out that puts the ball back in the hands of Jones. And just like that, Jones comes out firing, hitting Meyers and Agholor for big gains of 25 yards. In a surprising turn of events, Miami’s defense does the exact same thing it did already in this game and forces the New England offense to stall and settle for a field goal that extends their lead. Miami is not out of it yet!
The Dolphins get the ball and are able to convert a few third downs, right before we get to the end of the quarter.
As a friendly reminder, the Dolphins offense has a grand total of 0 points in this one. On to the 4th!