Miami Dolphins: Jay Cutler knocked out; Matt Moore replaces him

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ryan Russell sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI GARDENS — Matt Moore replaced Jay Cutler at quarterback on Sunday, as Cutler was evaluated at halftime for a concussion.

It was announced near the end of the third quarter that Cutler would not return.

Moore hit Jarvis Landry on a 49-yard gain on a third down at the start of the first half.

Providing an immediate spark for the Miami Dolphins, Moore hit Anthony Fasano in the back of the end zone after taking a big hit, but the score was overturned by an offensive pass interference.

Moore did lead a 70-yard drive capped by a field goal to close Miami’s deficit to Tampa to 20-10 with 10:57 left in the third quarter.

Cutler was 6-for-12 for 83 yards, with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions, for a passer rating of 60.8 in the first half, showered with boos at Hard Rock Stadium.

Entering the game, Cutler had a career completion percentage of 62.1 percent and passer rating of 85.8.

Entering the game, Moore had a career completion percentage of 59.3 percent and a passer rating of 80.8.

Moore was 2-1 for the Dolphins as a starter after Ryan Tannehill was injured last season, helping guide Miami into the playoffs.

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