Miami QB Bridgewater leaves with finger injury vs. Patriots

Bridgewater was 12 of 19 for 161 yards and a touchdown pass

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) flicks a pass to running back Raheem Mostert for a touchdown, ahead of a hit by New England Patriots defensive tackle Christian Barmore (90) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left Miami’s matchup against the New England Patriots with a right finger injury.

Bridgewater made the start Sunday in place of Tua Tagovailoa, who is in the concussion protocol for the second time this season.

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Miami led 14-10 in the third quarter and faced third-and-15 when Bridgewater threw into traffic looking for receiver Trent Sherfield. New England safety Kyle Dugger intercepted it and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Nick Folk’s extra point banged off the upright, leaving the score at 16-14.

Bridgewater entered the medical tent for evaluation after the interception and was replaced by Skylar Thompson for Miami’s next series.

Bridgewater was 12 of 19 for 161 yards and a touchdown pass.

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