The Dolphins committed 17 penalties and 5 turnovers as they lost 30-20.
On the final play of the first half Jay Cutler took a hit to the head and he did return to the game as he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Bucs had scored a total of 19 first-half points in the previous six games combined.
The Bucs solved their first-half scoring woes, jumping out to a 20-7 halftime lead thanks to four defensive takeaways and two touchdown passes from Fitzpatrick. The Bucs turned the opportunity into a seven play, 63-yard scoring drive to open up the scoring. He suffered a concussion in the final play of the first half and was replaced by Matt Moore, who provided a spark in the second half but came up short.
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For the second time this season, injury prevented Jay Cutler from finishing a game.
Cutler was 6-of-12 passing for 83 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions before leaving the game.
The Dolphins (4-6) will say the usual things in the coming weeks about how they're still mathematically in the hunt for a playoff spot. Down 20-13 entering the fourth quarter the Dolphins appeared to be unable to move the football, but with three minutes remaining, Moore connected with Kenny Stills for a 61-yard touchdown to tie the game at 20. 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.