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Colts vs. Dolphins: Colts lead 15-6 at halftime behind Frank Gore

The Colts lead the Dolphins 15-6 at halftime behind two first half touchdown runs by Frank Gore.

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The Indianapolis Colts lead the Miami Dolphins 15-6 at halftime as they try to stay alive in the playoff race.

Frank Gore had a tremendous first half, rushing six times for 72 yards and two touchdowns (averaging 12 yards per carry).  His scoring runs of 37 and 11 yards powered the Colts' offense in the first half as Gore looked as good as he has in a Colts uniform.

The Colts' pass rush also showed up today, starting with T.Y. McGill's first career sack - one he got on Ryan Tannehill in the end zone for a safety.  Kendall Langford and Robert Mathis have both added sacks as well as the Colts have gotten as much pressure on the opposing quarterback as we've seen them get this year as well.  Furthermore, cornerback Vontae Davis added an interception in the end zone to prevent the Dolphins from scoring in a goal-to-go situation.

The Colts will have to play the rest of the way without Matt Hasselbeck, who has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a shoulder injury.  Charlie Whitehurst will take over, while Stephen Morris is the backup (and Pat McAfee is the emergency quarterback after that).  If Frank Gore and the pass rush keep up like they have so far, however, Whitehurst might not be asked to do as much - which would be a good thing for the Colts.

Here's your second half open thread to discuss the game.