Jay Cutler in concussion protocol after loss to Bucs

Ross Houston
November 20, 2017

Down 20-7, Moore said he kept a positive mindset, which appeared to help the team later tie the game.

Cutler was tackled on the next-to-last play - a 1-yard run - of the first half by Tampa Bay's Ryan Russell.

Cutler has had a few impressive games this season, most notably when he completed 34 of 42 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders two weeks ago. The first interception wiped away Miami's chance to score in the red zone on their first possession of the game. The Dolphins responded with a seven-play, 63-yard touchdown drive of their own which culminated in a two-yard touchdown pass from Cutler to Jarvis Landry to reclaim the lead 7-3.

The difference would be more if Patrick Murray hadn't just pushed a field goal wide right, but the Bucs have taken control of things for the moment.

The Dolphins are now 4-6 and head to New England next Sunday to play the Patriots. It was Miami's fourth straight defeat.

Miami started the second half by putting in Matt Moore to replace Cutler, who was evaluated for a concussion. The Buccaneers (4-6) without starting quarterback Jameis Winston was supposed to be the easiest remaining game on Miami's schedule.

Cutler's final stat line was 6-of-12 passing for 83 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. He also had a one-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano early in the third quarter that was nullified by Fasano being flagged for pushing off.

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