The Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings have reached the halfway point in their week 16 match-up.
Miami started the game with possession of the ball. After driving down the field Ryan Tannehill took one of worst sacks you will ever see as the ball was snapped and none of the offensive line moved giving three pass-rushers a clean shot. Following the sack the team was forced to attempt a 56 yard field goal which Caleb Sturgis missed turning the ball over to the Vikings at the 46.
The Vikings took over and drove the ball down the field in short order scoring the first points of the game on a rushing touchdown by running back Matt Asiata. On Miami's second drive they managed to drive down to the Minnesota 44 before the drive stalled again, forcing a Brandon Fields punt in to the Vikings end-zone.
Miami stopped the Vikings after a three and out and took over after the Minnesota punt. Ryan Tannehill after mounting what looked to be a solid drive threw an interception to pass rusher Harrison Smith who was right in his face. Following the interception giving the Vikings a short field Minnesota quickly drove and scored on a Teddy Bridgewater 21 yard pass to Gregg Jennings.
Miami's next drive started deep in their own end, following a penalty on the kick off return. The Dolphins then drove deep in to Vikings territory where Ryan Tannehill threw a 14 yard yard pass to tight end Dion Sims for the touchdown cutting the Vikings lead to 14 to 7.
The Vikings then took over with just under 5 minutes to go in the half on their own 45 yard line following a short kick off by Caleb Sturgis. Following a sack by Cameron Wake on second down the Vikings were then forced to punt on 4th and 14 giving the Dolphins the ball back with just under three and a half minutes to go in the half.
Miami on their final possession of the first half started the drive at their own 9 yard line. Miami drove in to Minnesota territory but stalled out, unable to convert a 3rd and 2 at the Vikings 46. The Dolphins elected to punt instead of going for it on 4th and 2 giving the Vikings the last possession of the quarter starting from their own 13 with just over a minute to go.
On their final drive of the first half and little time to play the Vikings manage to drive down to the Dolphins one yard line. The Dolphins keep the Vikings out of the end-zone on first and second down forcing the field goal attempt due to time running out. The half ended with Miami taking a knee after the kick off and with the Vikings leading 17 to 7 going in to the half.