Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers ReviewLast week, it was wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who burned Miami for seven catches and 166 yards, including the game’s last two touchdowns, the last of which proved to be the game winner.
This week, it was running back Danny Woodhead who made the most of the Dolphins’ defense, rushing for one touchdown and scoring three more through the air, as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 30-14, at Qualcomm Stadium in Southern California.
In perhaps what was the swan song for the Chargers in San Diego, they gave their hometown fans quite a show. Owners of the franchise have put in a bid to relocate, and they are hoping to move the team to nearby Los Angeles. The league’s owners will vote on the relocation bid in January, which could move the team that has been a part of San Diego for the past 55 years.
In addition to giving their fans a win in their possible last home game in San Diego, Woodhead also commemorated the moment by becoming the first Charger since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2007 to score four TDs in one game. He finished with just 60 all-purpose yards, but four of his 14 touches (eight rushes, six receptions) resulted in trips to the end zone.
San Diego QB Philip Rivers also had quite a game (26-of-35 for 311 yards, three touchdowns and a 102.9 QB rating) and also had possibly the play of the game. In the second period, Reshad Jones intercepted a Rivers pass and returned it 42 yards. However, at the end of his return, San Diego guard Orlando Franklin stripped the ball from Jones, and Rivers recovered the fumble at the San Diego 38. Eight plays later, Josh Lambo kicked a 28-yard field goal to give the Chargers the early 9-0 lead.
The Chargers went into the locker room up 23-0 at halftime, and Miami didn’t reach the scoreboard until late in the third quarter, when Jay Ajayi reached the end zone on a 12-yard run. Ryan Tannehill tacked on another late score with just 1:35 left in the game with a one-yard quarterback keeper.
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