The injury-plagued Dolphins are still alive despite a recent setback

FOXBORO, Massachusetts (AP) — Skyler Thompson didn’t have much time to react after Miami Dolphins quarterback walked off with an injury.

“I got two throws in,” said the rookie. “It was quick, but it’s part of the job.”

Thompson, the backup QB, found himself there as the Dolphins lost their fifth straight game, 23-21 to New England on Sunday. Injuries continue to accumulate, as well as losses for Miami, which faces a playoff scenario or going home before the end of the regular season next week against rival New York.

“I expect the team to be hungry and well-meaning ready to play the Jets,” Miami coach Mike McDaniel said. “It’s a one-game season to take all the lessons from his five-game losing streak and put something the locker room and coaching staff can be proud of as the regular season draws to a close.”

Thompson was pressed into service after Teddy Bridgewater hit a finger on his right hand on a play during which momentum swung from one sideline to the next. Starting with rookie Tua Tagovailoa, running in concussion protocol, Bridgewater and the Dolphins surrendered a 14-10 lead in the third quarter as a Kyle Dugger interception proved costly with a Patriots safety that he returned 39 yards for a go-ahead score.

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