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Dolphins QB Cutler ruled out vs. Patriots with concussion, backup Moore to start

(USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots due to a concussion, meaning backup Matt Moore will start for the second time this season.

Cutler remains in the concussion protocol following a hit he took last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Moore previously started in a 40-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. He also threw for 282 yards and a touchdown in relief of Cutler last week.

Expectations are not high for the Dolphins, regardless of who is under center. Miami is the biggest underdog in the NFL this weekend at plus-16 points to New England. The Dolphins haven’t won a game at Gillette Stadium since 2008.

Miami (4-6) has little room for error if it wants to make the playoffs for the second straight season. The Dolphins likely need to win five of their last six games to have a chance.

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