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Second Quarter Update: Eagles Vs. Dolphins

All of the momentum that the Dolphins had in the first quarter completely dissipated in the second quarter. The Eagles began the quarter deep into Dolphins territory after a 26-yard catch by RB LeSean McCoy. WR DeSean Jackson set up McCoy on the one yard line after an eight yard catch and Koa Misi stopped McCoy at the goal line. On the next play, McCoy rushes behind the left tackle for a touchdown.

On the next possession, C Mike Pouncey was called for a holding penalty on first down and Bush ran left for a three yard gain. On second down, QB Matt Moore dropped back for a pass over the middle that was intercepted by S Kurt Coleman, who returned the ball to the Dolphins 1 yard line. On the following play, McCoy ran one yard for a touchdown, putting the Eagles up by seven.

The next Dolphins possession ended with a third down fumble by WR Davone Bess. CB Asante Samuel was in coverage and forced the fumble. The Eagles took over at the Dolphins 34, but had to settle for a 40-yard field goal by K Alex Henery.

On the next Dolphins possession, LB Casey Matthews sacked Moore for a seven yard loss, forcing a Dolphins punt. On the punt, DeSean Jackson fielded the punt on the left side of the field and lateralled the ball all the way to the right side of the field, where the ball was caught by Eagles CB Curtis Marsh. Dolphins S Tyrone Culver forced a fumble and the Dolphins recovered the ball at the Eagles 24 yard line. On the ensuing play, DE Jason Babin put a spin move on T Marc Colombo and sacked Moore, causing a fumble, which the Eagles recovered.

Looking to capitalize on the Dolphins' third turnover of the day, QB Michael Vick began the drive by passing to TE Brent Celek for a nine yard gain. After McCoy rushed for a first down, Vick passed the ball to WR Jason Avant for a 28 yard gain. On the next play, Vick found Jackson open in the end zone for a 34-yard touchdown. Jackson beat S Yeremiah Bell, who was expecting help from CB Vontae Davis on the outside.

The Dolphins offensive troubles continued as they failed to convert a fourth down and 1 around midfield. RB Lex Hilliard rushed up the middle and an official replay confirmed the ruling on the field.

The Dolphins gave up 24 points in the second quarter and go into half time unable to protect the football. T Jake Long, who left the game in the first quarter with an apparent back injury, is not expected to return. G Vernon Carey went down in the second quarter with an injury and his status is unknown at this time.

Score: Eagles 24, Dolphins 7

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