The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars have reached the midway point of the Week 2 game, and it did not start well for Miami. However, the team was able to pick it up late in the half, though they still trail by a touchdown at the break.
Jacksonville opened the game with the ball and immediately drove down the field. Taking 10 plays to go 82 yards, the Jaguars were able to score on a three-yard pass from Blake Bortles to Allen Robinson. The early theme to the game was set, and it was not favorable for Miami.
The Dolphins gained 50 yards in just five plays on their first possession, but had to settle for a 48-yard field goal from rookie kicker Andrew Franks. The unfortunate part of the 50 yards of offense was 48 of them came on one play, when quarterback Ryan Tannehill found Rishard Matthews on a deep pass.
The Jaguars came back on their second possession and again put points on the board. Following a 52 yard gain from Bortles to Robinson, the drive would stall and Jacksonville would add a field goal on a 27-yard kick from Jason Myers.
A pair of punts marked the next couple of possession before Miami was again able to drive down the field. This drive, a 10 play, 56-yard campaign, featured an 18 yard gain on a pass from Tannehill to Jarvis Landry and a 17 yard pass from Tannehill to Jordan Cameron. The drive again stalled, and Miami settled for a second field goal from Franks, this time a 41-yarder.
Jacksonville's lead was then extended to 17-6 on their next possession, when the drove 91 yards in nine plays, including a 28 yard run from Bortles. The score came on another Bortles to Robinson pass, this time for 46 yards as Robinson ran a slant and go route, and was behind the defense with no one near him.
Miami finally found their offensive rhythm on the next drive, going 82 yards in seven plays, and picking up gains of 19 yards on a pass from Tannehill to Cameron, another 26 yards from Tannehill to Cameron, and a 10 yard pass from Tannehill to Damien Williams for the score.
After a quick Jacksonville 3-and-out taking up just 32 seconds, Miami got the ball back with plenty of time and good field position. Tannehill worked the ball around the field, finding Lamar Miller, Matthews, and Cameron on the drive. An incomplete pass to Greg Jennings on 3rd-and-2 from the Jacksonville 24 yard line however, led to a 42-yard field goal attempt from Franks, who pushed the ball wide.
With just 18 seconds on the clock, Jacksonville was able to move the ball 28 yards, to include a pass interference call with the refs giving Jacksonville an additional 2 yards on the spot after the penalty. Those two yards were important as the Jaguars just barely connected on a 58-yard field goal to close the half.
Jacksonville leads 20-13 at the half. Miami gets the ball to start the second 30 minutes.