As it turns out, Matt Moore did end up playing.
The good news for the Dolphins was that it was only as a victory cigar.
Led by a sharp performance from under-fire quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins pummeled the Raiders 38-14 in London.
Tannehill was 23-of-31 for 278 yards and two touchdowns. An interception was the only thing that knocked his passer rating down to 109.3, and left a mark on an otherwise spotless day.
The Raiders are now 0-4, and if Al Davis were still alive, coach Dennis Allen might need a parachute somewhere over the Atlantic.
After Derek Carr led them to an opening-drive touchdown, all the air came out of their sails, and Carr ended up leaving the game with a knee injury.
Things got no better with Matt McGloin under center, who threw interceptions and watched a snap fly past him and returned for a touchdown.
It was that kind of comedy of errors for the Raiders, and you can’t help but think changes are possible with the bye week in front of them.