Halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins Week 14 contest has the Miami Dolphins trailing 24-7. It's been a dominating performance by the Dolphins defense again. The team has been pressuring the Michael Vick all day, with Jason Taylor leading the way with two of the Dolphins' four sacks.
However, the story of the game so far might be the Dolphins' offense. As in, their inability to get going. Matt Moore had a gorgeous touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall in the back of the endzone in the first quarter. But, it all stalled in the second period. Moore threw an interception on a play where the pocket collapsed and Moore just threw the ball into the air, hoping Marshall could make a play. That led straight to running back LeSean McCoy's second rushing touchdown of the day.
As Miami got the ball back and looked to get moving, Davone Bess caught a ball over the middle on third down, only to fumble it as he was tackled. The Eagles recovered and eventually kicked a field goal to extend the lead to 17-7.
Injuries have been hitting the Dolphins today as well, with tackle Jake Long, cornerback Vontae Davis, and guard Vernon Carey have missed time. It's looking less and less likely that Long will return to the game, and the offensive line is desperately in need of his presence. They are getting beat on every play right now, and Moore can't get time to throw it, while Bush and Thomas are having to try to dodge Eagles players in the backfield every time.
Miami has to find a way to rush against the Eagles in the second half if they want to come back in this contest. Otherwise, this second half could get really ugly, really fast.