DOLPHINS (8-4) at CHARGERS (6-6)
Kickoff: 8:25 p.m., Sunday, SoFi Stadium
TV: NBC (Chs. 6 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 5 in Palm Seashore); RADIO: Westwood One, WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)
Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 8-4 in his first season as a head coach; Brandon Staley is 15-14 in his second head teaching season general and with the Chargers.
Collection: The Dolphins lead the all-time collection with the Chargers, 19-16, together with playoffs, and have gained 12 of the final 16 conferences.
Climate: 53 levels, 65 % humidity, 7 mph winds, 9 % probability of precipitation.
Line: The Dolphins are 3 1/2-point favorites; the over/underneath is 53 1/2.
Accidents: Dolphins — Uncertain: WR River Cracraft (calf); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (pectoral/toe), QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee), TE Durham Smythe (quadriceps/knee), DT Justin Zimmer (again); Reserve/PUP record: CB Byron Jones (decrease leg); Injured reserve: OL Austin Jackson (ankle), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (triceps), S Brandon Jones (knee), OL Liam Eichenberg (knee), CB Nik Needham (Achilles), DE Trey Flowers (foot), TE Cethan Carter (concussion), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), FB John Lovett; Chargers — Uncertain: S Derwin James Jr. (quadriceps), CB Bryce Callahan (groin), DL Sebastian Joseph-Day (knee), OT Trey Pipkins III (knee); Questionable: TE Richard Rodgers (knee); Injured reserve: OLB Joey Bosa (groin), CB J.C. Jackson (knee), OT Rashawn Slater (biceps) amongst 13 gamers on IR.
Noteworthy: The Dolphins look to rebound after having their five-game successful streak snapped in a 33-17 loss on the San Francisco 49ers. They spent the week in California with back-to-back highway video games on the West Coast. …
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa additionally must bounce again after his worst efficiency since coming back from concussion with two interceptions and a number of other different errant passes towards the 49ers. The comparability between he and Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert can be in full pressure on prime time after the 2 third-year signal-callers had been taken a decide from each other within the 2020 NFL draft. …
Miami can look to reap the benefits of a Chargers protection that ranks thirtieth in scoring, twenty sixth in whole protection, twenty ninth in dashing protection, nineteenth in passing protection, twenty fifth in third-down protection and is prone to be out three extra key defenders past exterior linebacker Joey Bosa and cornerback J.C. Jackson. …
Two of Miami’s edge defenders, Melvin Ingram and Jaelan Phillips, have Southern California connections with Ingram spending 9 seasons as a San Diego/L.A. Charger and Phillips rising up within the area and attending UCLA, the place the Dolphins practiced throughout the week. …
Whereas exterior linebacker Bosa is on injured reserve, the Chargers have fellow St. Thomas Aquinas alum and cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. and former American Heritage standout operating again Sony Michel on the roster. Ex-Dolphins exterior linebacker Kyle Van Noy performs for Los Angeles.