Chargers-Dolphins Capsule

SAN DIEGO (5-3) at MIAMI (4-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE – Dolphins by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – San Diego 5-3, Miami 4-2-1

SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 15-14

LAST MEETING – Dolphins beat Chargers 20-16, Nov. 17, 2013

LAST WEEK – Dolphins beat Jaguars 27-13; Chargers lost to Broncos 35-21

AP PRO32 RANKING – Dolphins No. 17, Chargers No. 8

CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (15), RUSH (30), PASS (8).

CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (6).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (6), PASS (25).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (7), RUSH (16), PASS (3).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Dolphins rank third in NFL at 5.0 yards per rush, while Chargers are averaging 3.1, next to last. … Chargers’ last victory in Miami came on Jan. 2, 1982 in playoffs. They’ve since lost seven road games against Dolphins. … With five turnovers, all on interceptions, Chargers are tied for fewest turnovers by any team through eight games since 1978. They’re only team without a fumble lost. … Philip Rivers will try to extend his Chargers-record streak of at least one touchdown pass in 28 consecutive games. … Rivers has passer rating of 125.1 on third down, second best in NFL. … San Diego’s Antonio Gates is tied for league lead with nine touchdown catches. … Chargers have returned only five kickoffs for 80 yards. … San Diego has scored on 56 consecutive red-zone possessions, second-longest streak in league. … Each of Miami’s victories has been by a double-digit margin. … Dolphins are on pace to set NFL record with their average of 43.2 yards per interception return. That includes two touchdowns last week. … Miami’s Ryan Tannehill has had run of at least 30 yards in each of past three games, longest such NFL streak by any quarterback since 2004. … Dolphins are allowing 4.8 yards per play, second best in league, and 6.1 per pass, which ranks first. … Dolphins have blocked three kicks, tied for league lead. … Miami has net punting average of 34.3 yards, worst in league.

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