Miami Dolphins at San Diego - Game Capsule

With the Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers Week 4 game begins in 24 hours.  That means it's time to take a look at this week's game capsule:

MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (2-1)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

12-11

STREAKS

7 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 1-1

Turner: 2-2

LAST WEEK

L 17-16 at Browns

W 20-17 vs. Chiefs

LAST GAME

9/27/09: Dolphins 13 at Chargers 23. San Diego QB Philip Rivers passes for 303 yards & adds 5-yard TD run as Chargers improve to 2-1.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/27/09

BROADCAST

CBS (1:15 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 92 (Mia.), 94 (SD). XM: 227 (SD).

 

STATS

PASSING

Henne: 61-108-841-4-3-82.4

Rivers: 86-126-979 (2C)-4-6-82.1

RUSHING

Thomas (R): 41-202-4.9-0

Mathews: 45-207-4.6-3 (T1C)

RECEIVING

Marshall: 17-261-15.4-1

Tolbert (RB): 20-155-7.8-2

OFFENSE

387.7

417.3 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-6

DEFENSE

415.7

314.3

SACKS

Wake: 2

Barnes: 2

INTs

Odrick, Wilson: 1

Phillips, Weddle: 1

PUNTING

B. Fields: 53.3 (2L)

Scifres: 42.8

KICKING

Carpenter: 23 (5/5 PAT; 6/9 FG)

Novak: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/2 FG)

 

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Club has won 4 of past 5 at San Diego...QB CHAD HENNE has 90+ passer rating in 2 of 3 games this season. Ranks 2nd among QBs in '11 with 100 rush yards (MICHAEL VICK, 153)...Since '06, RB REGGIE BUSH (305) leads all NFL RBs in receptions. Rookie RB DANIEL THOMAS (2nd round, No. 62) is averaging 101 rush yards per game & leads NFL rookies with 202 rush yards. Registered 1st career TD last week on 10-yard rec...WR BRANDON MARSHALL had 18 catches for 166 rec. yards with 1 TD vs. Chargers on 9/14/08 (w/ Broncos). WR BRIAN HARTLINE averages 17 yards per catch this season (10 rec., 170 yards). LB CAMERON WAKE has 17 sacks in past 19 games...LB JASON TAYLOR has 3 sacks in 5 career games vs. Chargers. LB KEVIN BURNETT spent 2 seasons (2009-10) with Chargers...Rookie CB JIMMY WILSON (7th round, No. 235) registered 1st career INT last week...S YEREMIAH BELL leads team with 24 tackles

CHARGERSClub aims for 5th straight win at home...Since '10, QB PHILIP RIVERS leads NFL with 5,689 passing yards. Rivers has 34-8 (.810) record as home starter with 66 TDs vs. 30 INTs & 98.2 rating. Rivers averages 326.3 passing yards per game this season (979 total)...RB RYAN MATHEWS has 3 rush TDs in past 2 games. Mathews (885) needs 115 rush yards to reach 1,000 career...RB MIKE TOLBERT leads AFC RBs with 20 catches this season...TE ANTONIO GATES had 13 catches for 123 yards (9.5 avg.) with 1 TD vs. Dolphins on 12/11/05. Gates (537) needs 5 rec. to surpass Pro Football HOFer KELLEN WINSLOW (541) for 2nd-most rec. in team history (CHARLIE JOINER, 586). Gates (69) needs TD rec. to join TONY GONZALEZ (90) as 2nd TE in NFL history w/ 70 TD catches. TE RANDY MC MICHAEL spent 5 seasons in Mia. (2002-06)...WR VINCENT JACKSON had 5 catches for 120 yards (24 avg.) in last game vs. Mia. Jackson (3,914) needs 86 receiving yards to reach 4,000 career. WR MALCOM FLOYD averages 18.9 yards per catch in '11...LB TAKEO SPIKES leads team with 24 tackles. LB ANTWAN BARNES has 2 sacks in past 3...S ERIC WEDDLE registered 1st INT of season last week.

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