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Seahawks and Dolphins Tied at 7 at Halftime

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The Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks have battled to a 7-7 tie at halftime. The defensive struggle lasted through most of the first half, with the teams trading touchdowns on the last two possessions of the half.

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks have slugged it out in a defensive battle, heading to halftime with a 7-7 tie. Neither team was able to move the ball much in the first half, with the two touchdowns coming on the final possession by both teams.

The Dolphins have had the advantage, both on offense and defense, through most of the first half, and were able to strike first with a 21 yard Reggie Bush run with just over 5:00 to go in the second period. The Seahawks, however, were able to turn around and score with just :29 left on the clock to tie the game.

Miami's scoring drive was 8 plays for 94 yards in 4:52. Seattle's took 9 plays for 80 yards and 4:44 in game time.

The game could not be more even, with the Seahawks having 150 yards of total offense in the first half, while the Dolphins have 149 yards. The Seahawks have been better in the air, with 107 passing yards to Miami's 61, while the Dolphins can move the ball on the ground easier, with 88 yards to Seattle's 43 yards.

Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is 7-for-11 for 68 yards and an interception so far today, giving him a 43.0 passer rating. Across from him, Seattle's own rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson, is 9-for-13 for 113 yards and one touchdown, giving him a 121.6 passer rating.

Both teams' defenses have been the story of the day so far, with Miami's Paul Soliai tearing up the middle of the Seattle offensive line. Soliai has a half sack (shared with Tony McDaniel), as well as being in the way of Seattle's Marshawn Lynch for most of the game.

Lynch, who comes into the game with four straight 100 yard games, has nine carries for 12 yards on the day.

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