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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