Sunday, December 1, 2013
Dolphins-Jets halftime notes
By James Walker
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Miami Dolphins lead the New York Jets, 6-0, at intermission.
Here are some thoughts at halftime:
- The Dolphins’ offense was solid in the first half but didn’t see many results on the scoreboard. Miami had the ball for more than 12 minutes in the first quarter, but a missed field goal by rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis and a failed fourth-down conversion kept the Dolphins scoreless. A potential second-quarter scoring drive was thwarted when Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill was hit and threw an interception to Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Another drive stalled on fourth down at New York's 1-yard line.
- Dolphins tight end Charles Clay had a productive first half. He caught four passes for 34 yards. With so much attention on Miami receivers Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline, Clay was able to beat single coverage over the middle.
- Miami defensive end Olivier Vernon is coming on strong. He had a sack in the first half and leads the Dolphins with 8.5 on the season.