The Dolphins had an opportunity to enter the locker room down solely three factors, however why do this? Instead Jay Cutler threw an interception with 41 seconds left within the half, and tight finish Julius Thomas made it worse with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
The Panthers used the present to get a third-down, 7-yard landing go from Cam Newton to tight finish Ed Dickson. It accomplished a four-play, 20-yard drive and gave Carolina a 17-7 halftime lead.
Miami put collectively a pleasant drive late within the second quarter to attract inside three. Cutler accomplished 5-of-7 pbades for 54 yards on the drive, together with a 2-yard shovel go to Thomas for the landing.
The Dolphins stay the one group with out a dashing landing this season.
Apparently, that drive gave Miami confidence to attempt to tie it earlier than halftime. The Dolphins bought the ball again at their very own 20 with 47 seconds left within the second quarter, and Cutler promptly threw a choose to linebacker Luke Kuechly to arrange Carolina for its late first-half landing.
Carolina’s different factors got here on a 40-yard Graham Gano discipline purpose and a Four-yard landing run by Christian McCaffrey on a zone learn.
The Dolphins have solely 118 yards as Culter has accomplished 10 of 19 pbades for 91 yards with a landing and an interception. Newton went 14-for-25 for 145 yards with a landing. Panthers operating again Jonathan Stewart has run for 48 yards on solely seven carries.