The Miami Dolphins began the second quarter by intercepting a pass from Bufflao Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. It was CB Nolan Carroll's second career interception. The second-year corner out of Maryland has been a bit of a disappointment so far for the Dolphins this year, but that play should instill some confidence in the coaching staff.
The Dolphins were able to capitalize on the turnover when QB Matt Moore completed a 12 yard pass to FB Charles Clay for his first career touchdown. It was Moore's second touchdown of the afternoon.
After the Bills and Dolphins exchanged punts for five possessions, Moore drove the Dolphins down to the Bills 4 yard line. WR Brandon Marshall, who has had some trouble hanging onto balls this season, dropped the ball when he hit the ground in the back of the end zone. However, a defensive holding call on the play set the Dolphins up with a first down and goal from the 2 yard line. On third down, Moore found Davone Bess in the end zone for Moore's third touchdown on the day and Bess's first of the season.
Fitzpatrick was able to lead the Bills down the field right before halftime to set up a 56 yard field goal by K Dave Rayner.
The Bills's second quarter was marred by injuries suffered by some key players. Both WR Donald Jones and CB Terrence McGee were carted off the field in the second quarter with apparent ankle and knee injuries, respectively. WR David Nelson, of giving-his-touchdown-ball-to-his-Dallas-Cowboy-cheerleader-girlfriend-fame, was also shaken up, but left the field under his own power.
Score at halftime: Dolphins 28, Bills 6