Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out of Sunday’s playoff game at Pittsburgh, and the backup Matt Moore will start for the fourth week in a row.
The Dolphins determined that Tannehill was not ready to return after spraining his left knee in Week 14. The decision came before Thursday’s practice.
Moore, who first played in the N.F.L. in 2007, is 2-1 as Tannehill’s replacement. He will make his first career postseason start. Moore has eight touchdown passes, three interceptions and a quarterback rating of 105.6 this season, which is higher than Tannehill’s career-best 93.5 this season.
Tannehill had not missed a game in five N.F.L. seasons until he was sidelined against the Arizona Cardinals. He has never played in the postseason. The playoff game will be Miami’s first since 2008.
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