MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins passes during a game against the Washington Redskins at Sun Life Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dolphins Vs. Bills: Miami In Command At Halftime

The Miami Dolphins look to hinder the Buffalo Bills' chance at a playoff spot in an AFC East showdown

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Dolphins-Bills Week 11 Update: First Quarter Brings The Offense

The Buffalo Bills began the opening drive of the game with an 18 yard completion to RB C.J. Spiller. That was followed by two long gains by RB Fred Jackson on a screen and shovel pass. However, the Bills drive stalled in the red zone and the Bills settled for a field goal.

The Dolphins started their opening drive from it's own 13 yard line after a holding call on the kickoff. FB Charles Clay had a 10 yard gain for a first down that was followed by a catch by RB Reggie Bush, who was streaking down the sidelines with a Bills LB in his face. Next, WR Davone Bess was found wide open in the middle for a 22 yard gain. Brian Hartline caught a pass for first down on his back shoulder to set the Dolphins up in the red zone. An end around by Hartline set up a two yard touchdown to TE Anthony Fasano.

After a Bills punt, and two yard rush up the middle, QB Matt Moore completed a 46 yard play action pass to Clay, setting the Dolphins up for another red zone opportunity. Bush ran around the edge for a six yard gain and followed that with another six yard gain up the middle for a touchdown.

The first quarter ended with the score Dolphins 14, Bills 3.


Dolphins-Bills Week 11 Injury Update: Steve Johnson Active

Buffalo Bills WR Steve Johnson has been ruled active today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson, who has a shoulder injury, had been limited in practice all week due to the injury. He will serve as a target for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, as he tries to get back on track against a Miami Dolphins secondary that has allowed the eighth-most passing yards per game in the NFL.

Bills S George Wilson has been ruled inactive, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly. This is a blow to a Bills defense that has struggled of late. Wilson is the Bills leading tackler and interceptions leader. The Bills secondary looks to be even more vulnerable against the Dolphins offense, which has seen a bit of a resurgence under the direction of QB Matt Moore.

Dolphins K Dan Carpenter has also been ruled out, according to South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Mike Berardino. According to the Yahoo! Sports, veteran K Shayne Graham has been signed and will be relied on for kicking duties today against the Bills.

Stick with SB Nation during the game for updates regarding the Week 11 matchup between the Bills and Dolphins.

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