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After a nearly two-hour delay in the first half of the Miami Dolphins game against the Tennessee Titans, the game had finally progressed to 6:47 remaining in the second half. Now, it is back under another lightning delay.
The game will resume with the Titans having the ball on their own 32-yard line. Malcolm Butler had just intercepted Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s pass in the end zone and, if he had not slipped as he cut back around Tannehill downfield, may have had a touchdown.
The teams have again been sent to their locker rooms and the fans are being asked to leave the seats and return to the concourses. No expected return time has been announced. Hopefully, this one is not nearly as long as the last one, where the weather over the stadium was bright and sunny, but lightning continued to strike within a mile of Hard Rock Stadium.
Non-Update 1: Just so you don’t think we are not doing updates, this non-update is just to update you that there are no updates. South Florida meteorologists seem to think this is going to last until at least 6:30 or 7pm, but there has not been anything from the league or the stadium. We are all just still waiting.
UPDATE 1: Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins CEO, has said the teams will return to the field at 6:41pm Eastern. They should be given ten minutes to warm up, then play will resume.
UPDATE 2: Garfinkel added that it will be 15 minutes of warm up, so resumption of play will happen at 6:55pm.
UPDATE 3: The players are back on the field and we are getting ready to resume play. You can check out all of our updates on the play on the field here.