Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers are ready for the week 3 of the 2017 National Football League season when they clash on Sunday at 4:05 PM EST in StubHub Center, Carson, California.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons will not be playing in his team’s first game of the 2017 season, but it is not an injury that is preventing the veteran from suiting up. If Cutler is sacked two or fewer times on Sunday, that would be considered a victory.
“They sent over a whole bunch of stuff as far as equipment that we needed and made it easy for our guys to get things rolling before our stuff got here”, Gase said.
This matchup will be telling for both the Chargers and Dolphins. They need to find a way to stick to their running game. The Chargers rallied from a 17-point deficit, but in the end, suffered another close loss. Ajayi is more risky than Jamal Charles and CJ Anderson, especially because he has had an extra week off.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry had a quiet season opener. These teams have played the previous four seasons, with Miami holding a 3-1 lead.
Sadly, that wasn’t even the biggest L of the day.
The Dolphins were 30th in the NFL In 2016 in rushing defense at 140.4 yards per game. They were near the middle of the pack in passing offense. Therefore the Chargers need to be wise in all they do. Cutler was 13/17 on pass attempts for 75 yards in the first half. That can’t happen this weekend. Ultimately, the Chargers rebound and grab their first win.
Top to bottom, Miami has the better roster and the more accomplished head coach.
Chargers: A three-game homestand continues with that visit from the Chiefs, who have beaten their AFC West rivals six straight times.
Sunday was the first week that the Chargers and Los Angeles Rams had simultaneous games in the City of Angels. Neither team committed a turnover. If the Dolphins get those numbers with their offensive weapons and defense, they’re making the playoffs. Rivers finished the night with three TD passes. He added five catches for 25 yards and a touchdown as a receiver, but may be able to do more damage on the ground Sunday against a Miami defense that struggled against the run last season.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn does not agree.
However, Miami is boasting a very impressive front seven composed of defensive linemen Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh and linebackers Kiko Alonso and Laurence Timmons. It took just two games with Gates catching a touchdown pass in Week 2 from Philip Rivers to get to 112 on his career.