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Dolphins-Steelers halftime notes

12/8/2013

PITTSBURGH -- The Miami Dolphins lead the Pittsburgh Steelers, 10-7, at halftime.

Here are some notes at intermission:

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill got off to a slow start. His first throw was nearly a pick-six by Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. Tannehill’s second dropback was a sack. Tannehill eventually warmed up and made some plays. He had a 48-yard scramble and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay in the second quarter.

  • Miami defensive end Cameron Wake made the biggest play of the half for the Dolphins. Wake got a sack and forced fumble on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, which set up a short field and Miami’s touchdown by Clay.

  • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace made his homecoming to Pittsburgh and has two receptions for 19 yards in the first half. Wallace was booed after each reception.

  • Steelers rookie tailback Le'Veon Bell is making his presence felt. He has 40 rushing yards on 10 carries.

This is a big second half for the Dolphins (6-6). They are trying to get above .500 for the first time since entering Week 7.