Miami Dolphins halftime notes

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers are tied, 10-10, at halftime.

Here are some notes at intermission:

  • It’s been a mixed bag in the first half for Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He completed six of his first eight passes but also had a bad pick in the first half. Tannehill didn’t see Chargers cornerback Johnny Patrick cutting underneath, and Tannehill threw the ball right to the defender. San Diego turned that turnover into a first-quarter touchdown. Tannehill threw for 153 yards and an interception in the first half.

  • Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes continued his stellar season with another interception in the first half off Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Regardless of who’s running the Dolphins next year, re-signing Grimes should be a priority.

  • The Dolphins are having more success running the ball than last week. The Dolphins have 48 rushing yards on 10 carries in the first half. Miami rushed for a franchise-low 2 rushing yards in last week’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • This is a big second half for Miami if the team wants to stay alive in the playoff hunt. The Dolphins and Chargers have identical 4-5 records. With the New York Jets (5-5) losing Sunday to the Buffalo Bills, the winner of this game will be tied for the final wild-card spot in the AFC.