A week ago Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore dropped back on third-and-10 against Tampa Bay, trailing, 20-13, late in the fourth quarter. Moore looked left briefly, then looked right and hit wide receiver Kenny Stills pretty much in stride on a 61-yard touchdown pass to tie the game.

The quick-strike play was an example of Miami’s best deep-ball thrower, Moore, hooking up with its best deep-ball receiver, Stills.

It was also the signature play for a duo that has hooked up 13 times this season for 261 yards and one touchdown.

Miami (4-6) could use more of those explosive plays from Moore and Stills on Sunday against the New England Patriots (8-2).

Moore, who struggled mightily when he started Miami’s 40-0 loss at Baltimore a month ago, will make his second start of the season in relief of quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion).

Coach Adam Gase thinks it helps that Moore had a full week of practice with the starters, unlike prior to the Ravens game when he basically had a day and a half because it was a Thursday night game.