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Bills 14, Dolphins 14: second half open thread

The Bills had a great first quarter.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills jumped out to a great first quarter, but have slowed down in the second quarter and limp into the break having allowed 14 points in the last minute of game time and are tied 14-14. The Bills will kick off to start the third quarter.

In the first seven minutes, the Bills were able to score following a great drive. Josh Allen was a central figure on the drive, floating a beautiful pass to Chris Ivory who took it 45 yards to the 2-yard line. On the next play, Allen took it in from the 1 following a penalty for a 7-0 lead. After a Tremaine Edmunds interception, Allen hit Zay Jones for a touchdown pass.

The Dolphins were falling over themselves in the first fifteen minutes, as Ryan Tannehill had two picks; one to Edmunds and one to Tre’Davious White.

The second quarter saw a slowdown from Buffalo, as their offense has gone into a shell. Run-run-pass has become the name of the game and they haven’t taken any deep shots to speak of.

Buffalo’s defense has been stout, but they have been let down by the special teams. Two punts by Matt Darr have been shorter than 36 yards. Meanwhile, the defense has allowed just 100 yards and has the two aforementioned turnovers. If they can get anything out of the offense and special teams, this game would be over already.

Both of Miami’s touchdowns came in the final minute of the half, when the Dolphins drove down the field after a bad Darr punt to get their first points. On the ensuing possession, Allen threw his first career pick-6 to gift Miami the game-tying points.

Savor it, Bills fans. It’s the last thirty minutes of football for seven months.