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Bills vs. Dolphins, 2014 NFL Week 11: second half open thread

Dan Carpenter (two) and Caleb Sturgis (one) are exchanging field goals on Thursday Night Football, with Carpenter's Bills leading Sturgis's Dolphins, 6-3, at halftime.

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To the surprise of no one, the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins could not muster anything more than field goals in a blazing-fast first half full of completed short passes and missed red zone opportunities. The Bills lead the Dolphins, 6-3, at the break.

A turnover, however, proved to be the key moment in the first half, with Jerry Hughes chasing down a scrambling Ryan Tannehill to force a fumble as the Dolphins were knocking on the door for more points. Duke Williams recovered the fumble, and Kyle Orton and the Bills' offense drove down the field for a go-ahead field goal on the ensuing possession.

Neither team has punted, and Orton (12-of-17) and Tannehill (14-of-18) are completing passes at an alarmingly high rate. The first half was completed in just a bit over an hour in real time.

Buffalo will have the football first in the second half, looking to build on their slim halftime lead in a key divisional game. Use this comments section to discuss the last two quarters. Go Bills!