The Miami Dolphins lost the game against New York Jets after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was ruled out
Just a week or so after the Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa stepped out of a Week 4 game due to a concussion, the team lost another quarterback. Teddy Bridgewater was ruled out due to new concussion protocols at the game against New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The Dolphins (3-2), who entered Week 4 as one of the two unbeaten teams left in the NFL, suffered their second consecutive loss because of the development. As a result, the team moved down to third place in the AFC East, after the Jets (3-2) and the Bills, who are currently in second and first places, respectively.
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What happened during the game?
On Miami Dolphins’ first offensive play on the Sunday game against New York Jets, Sauce Gardner pushed Teddy Bridgewater to the ground. This hit put the Dolphins subject to the revised concussion protocols for the second time in a row.
Bridgewater was called for intentional grounding after he threw the pass in the end zone, giving the Jets safety and two points. However, the quarterback was ruled out later after an independent certified athletic trainer (ATC) spotter saw him stumbling, diagnosing him with ataxia.
So, despite passing the concussion evaluation, Bridgewater didn’t return to the game.
What’s next for Miami Dolphins?
Miami Dolphins is entering Week 6 and will be playing against the Minnesota Vikings. At the moment, the Dolphins will be facing questions about how they'll get back in the game after their losing streak.
Talking about the current situation, Miami Dolphins coach, Mike McDaniel, shared that their team never relies on one player to win. McDaniel also added that it’s too early to decide where the team will be as the league is 17 weeks long.
Although the Dolphins have been a superb team, two consecutive defeats and injuries have made things a bit more challenging for them.
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