Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins, ribs: Cutler left Sunday’s game against the Jets in the third quarter with multiple cracked ribs, and Matt Moore stepped in to finish out the contest. Four days is simply not enough time to recover to the point of being game-ready, and Cutler, who has not practiced at all this week, will sit this one out. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cutler is expected to be ready to play in Week 9. In the meantime, Matt Moore gets the start for the Dolphins.
Terrance West, RB, Baltimore Ravens, calf: West injured his calf in Week 5 and has not returned. In fact, he has not even participated in practice since suffering the injury. It’s not clear when he might be ready to return.
What will be useful for the Falcons is getting back to running the ball, according to head coach Dan Quinn. The New Jersey native, who was the Jets’ defensive line coach for two seasons under Eric Mangini, said he’d like to have in the high-20s rushing attempts per game.
I think that’s what our offense should look like, Elliott told the Star-Telegram. I think we took what we did three weeks ago (against the Green Bay Packers) before the bye and we added on to that. We’ve got some momentum, so we’ll try to keep that rolling.
Al Riveron, head of officiating for the NFL, told CBS that the league would not comment on the play Thursday night. The league rarely comments right away, instead choosing to watch the film before talking about a ruling.
I thought it was a dirty play, personally, Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. I don’t think Kiko’s a dirty player, but I thought that particular play was dirty.
In replacing Flacco, Ryan Mallett had to complete only 3-of-7 passes for 20 yards and a touchdown because of the Ravens’ sizable lead. Baltimore has played just six games without Flacco since 2008, going 2-4 in his absence.