Here are some notes at halftime:
Miami’s offense has been notorious for slow starts during the preseason and the first regular-season game. However, the Dolphins changed that trend with a pair of touchdown drives in the first quarter. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 4 of his first 5 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. Tannehill cooled in the second quarter, but the early points provided an early lead.
One of the reasons the offense got off to a fast start is because of No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace. After getting just one catch in Week 1, he got off to a fast start on the opening drive with three receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. Wallace has seven catches for 70 yards in the first half. He also had a 100-yard game at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2011 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and liked this fast track on turf in Indianapolis.
Miami’s defense struggled against Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the first half. The Dolphins have allowed 242 passing yards and a touchdown. Luck also has good pass protection. Miami, which had six sacks last week, has one sack against Luck.