Dolphins visit Chargers looking for 4th straight win
MIAMI (4-4) at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-5)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Chargers by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Miami 3-4-1, San Diego 6-3
SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 16-15
LAST MEETING – Chargers beat Dolphins 30-14, Dec. 20, 2015
LAST WEEK – Dolphins beat Jets 27-23; Chargers beat Titans 43-35
AP PRO32 RANKING – Dolphins No. 19, Chargers No. 17
DOLPHINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (68), PASS (29).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (17), RUSH (30), PASS (8).
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (9), RUSH (18), PASS (7).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (5), PASS (26).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Teams are meeting for fourth straight season, second straight year in San Diego. Dolphins scheduled to play at Chargers in 2017. … Because they're scheduled to play at Los Angeles Rams next Sunday, Dolphins will stay in San Diego area after game rather than return to Miami. … Dolphins lost to Chargers in what many fans felt was Bolts' final game in San Diego due to attempt to move to L.A. suburb. That attempt failed. … From 2009-12, Chargers coach Mike McCoy was Broncos offensive coordinator while Adam Gase, now Miami's first-year coach, tutored wide receivers (2009-10), quarterbacks (2011-12). … Miami seeking fourth straight win for first time since 2008, when it won final five games of season en route to winning AFC East. … Miami RB Jay Ajayi has rushed for 100-plus yards in three consecutive games, including two straight 200-yard games. … Dolphins have lost four straight road games dating to last season … Chargers playing five days after voters resoundingly rejected team-written plan to increase hotel occupancy taxes to contribute $1.15 billion toward a $1.8 billion stadium, convention center annex downtown. Chargers' options are to try to negotiate new deal with Mayor Kevin Faulconer, other stakeholders, or exercise option to move to Los Angeles to join Rams in stadium scheduled to open in Inglewood in 2019. … Chargers trying to get to .500 for second time this season. … San Diego TE Antonio Gates is three TD catches shy of tying Tony Gonzalez. … NT Sean Lissemore is the Chargers' nominee for the Salute to Service Award presented by USAA, which honors league member who demonstrates exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting military community. He has close family ties to military. … Fantasy Tip: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon coming off career-best 196-yard performance in win vs. Titans. He also scored his NFL-high 11th touchdown. Gordon also had four catches for 65 yards.
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