Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers PreviewSERIES RECORD: Miami leads the all-time series, 16-14
LAST MEETING: In Miami on Nov. 2, 2014; Miami 37, San Diego 0
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The Miami Dolphins are out of the playoff picture yet again this season, but there are plenty of areas for the team to work in over the course of the remaining three games. The Fins rank 27th in total offense and 28th in total defense, and the woes keep on coming for the squad. QB Ryan Tannehill has been inconsistent to say the least, while the Dolphins’ ground game hasn’t been able to get up and running all season.
The good news for Miami is that, as much as they have struggled this season, San Diego, their Week 15 opponent, has seemingly struggled more. The Chargers have only managed three wins all season, and they are 1-8 over the course of their last nine games. Four of their losses have been decided by five points or less and another two have been within a touchdown, including last weekend’s game at Kansas City.
The Monday Night Football matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants had plenty of playoff implications for both teams. However, with the Giants’ 31-24 victory at Sun Life Stadium, New York stayed in the postseason race in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East, while Miami was mathematically eliminated from a playoff spot. The Fins were in the game until the fourth quarter, but Odell Beckham Jr. proved to be too much for the Dolphins’ secondary. The star wide receiver had seven catches for 166 yards, including the game’s last two touchdowns, the last of which, an 84-yard reception with 11 minutes remaining, provided the game’s final points and proved to be the game winner.
San Diego had a couple chances to tie the score late in the game, but Kansas City’s defense came up big at the right time, forcing Philip Rivers into two incompletions in the game’s final seconds to preserve a 10-3 victory for the Chiefs.
Injury Report: Three Dolphins did not practice on Wednesday, including LB Jelani Jenkins (ankle), CB Bobby McCain (concussion) and DT Earl Mitchell (calf). Six others – T Ja’Wuan James (toe), WR Jarvis Landry (knee), WR Rishard Matthews (ribs), RB Lamar Miller (ankle), G Billy Turner (calf) and RB Damien Williams (back) – were limited.
For the Chargers, T King Dunlap (ankle), G Orlando Franklin (illness), WR Stevie Johnson (groin) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, while WR Javontee Herndon (shoulder), NT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) and CB Steve Williams (hip) were limited.