Jay Cutler out with concussion

The first interception wiped away Miami's chance to score in the red zone on their first possession of the game.

But in reality, Miami's season essentially ended Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium following a deflating, 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cutler's third pick wasn't really his fault (off the hands of DeVante Parker), but when you're talking about picks in the plural, there are multiple problems.

He did not return for the second half, and the team announced he was under evaluation for a concussion and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Miami (4-6) had success one the ground in the first quarter as running back Damien Williams raced 69-yards down the field on his first carry of the game.

Moore completed 17 of 28 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown after replacing Cutler.

This is the second time Moore has replaced Cutler this season.

Cutler's final stat line was 6-of-12 passing for 83 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.

Miami has dropped four straight games and the road won't get any easier for them when they face the 7-2 New England Patriots in Week 12.

Penalties and turnovers cost the Miami Dolphins mightily in a must-win game at home. His biggest play was a 61-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that tied the game with three minutes remaining in the game. Allen, who also started earlier this season in place of Lawrence Timmons, didn't record a tackle and exited in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion.

  • Steve Townsend