After coming into Sunday’s game without Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion against the Packers, Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a right-hand injury after colliding with Kyle Dugger on a pick-six.
Bridgewater had a 63.2 completion percentage with 161 yards along with a touchdown and interception on the day. There was a sequence where he got his hand caught in the facemask of Dugger, but there was another play where Bridgewater smacked his hand off Patriots edge rusher Josh Uche. According to the CBS broadcast, Teddy Bridgewater can not grip the ball and has his pinky and ring fingers taped together.
Seventh-round draft pick Skylar Thompson is now in the game for Miami following the injury to Bridgewater. Thus far on the season, Thompson has 278 yards thrown with two interceptions after playing in five games over the season for the Dolphins.
The Steelers need Miami to lose in order to stay alive in the AFC playoff race. Currently, the Patriots lead the Dolphins 16-14 in the fourth quarter, but Thompson and the Dolphins are still driving. With no Bridgewater, the quarterback odyssey for the Dolphins and Mike McDaniel.
Miami needs a win and a Jets loss to clinch their playoff spot as the seventh seed in the AFC playoff picture.