Chargers vs Dolphins Game Capsule

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The San Diego Chargers head to South Florida today to face the Miami Dolphins. Before we get to kickoff, here is a brief look at the series history between the two clubs, their current statistical leaders, and other facts about the teams.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-5) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-5)

SERIES

CHARGERS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 12-12

STREAKS

Past 2

7 of past 9

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCoy: 0-0

Philbin: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 28-20 vs. Broncos

L 22-19 at Buccaneers

LAST GAME

10/2/11: Dolphins 16 at Chargers 26. San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws for 307 yards, including 55-yard TD pass to WR Vincent Jackson in 1st quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/5/08: Dolphins 17, Chargers 10. Miami defense holds San Diego to 202 total net yards. Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown records 125 rushing yards & adds TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (4:05 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One: Dave Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 139 (SD), 110 (Mia.). XM: 227 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Rivers: 232-324-2,691 (3C)-18 (T2C)-7-105.9 (2C)

Tannehill: 202-331-2,206-13-10-81.2

RUSHING

Mathews: 131-539-4.1-2

L. Miller: 100-450-4.5-2

RECEIVING

Woodhead (RB): 53-408-7.7-4

Hartline: 43-534-12.4-2

OFFENSE

395.4 (2C)

303.9

TAKE/GIVE

-6

0

DEFENSE

394.1

357.1

SACKS

Ja. Johnson, Liuget: 3

Wake: 5.5

INTs

4 tied: 1

Patterson: 4 (T3L)

PUNTING

Scifres: 44.0

Fields: 49.1 (1L)

KICKING

Novak: 74 (23/23 PAT; 17/20 FG)

Sturgis (R): 65 (20/20 PAT; 15/20 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS averages 328 pass yards per game on road this season, 2nd-best in NFL (PEYTON MANNING, 359.3). Has completed 20+ passes while completing at least 80 pct. of passes in 3 games this season, tying for most such games in season in NFL history (BRETT FAVRE in 2009; DREW BREES in 2011). Has passed for 300+ yards in past 2 vs. Dolphins (303, 307)...In 1 career game vs. Dolphins (10/2/11), RB RYAN MATHEWS totaled 149 scrimmage yards (81 rush, 68 receiving). Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. RB DANNY WOODHEAD has career-best 53 catches in 2013, most among NFL RBs...TE ANTONIO GATES (694 rec; 8,933 rec. yards) needs 6 catches & 67 receiving yards to become 4th TE in NFL history to have at least 700 catches & 9,000 receiving yards. Since entering NFL in 2003, Gates has 85 TD catches, most among NFL TEs...WR EDDIE ROYAL has career-best 7 TD rec. in '13. Rookie WR KEENAN ALLEN leads NFL rookies in rec. yards (568)...S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 63 tackles. Has INT in each of past 2 vs. Mia

DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL has 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 85.6 passer rating at home in 2013. For career, Tannehill is 7-5 as starter at home. Team is 9-2 (.818) when he has 90+ rating...RB LAMAR MILLER had career-best 105 rush yards on 16 att. (6.6 avg.) in last home game. Miller averages 5.6 yards per carry at home this season (40 att., 225 yards)...In last meeting vs. Chargers (w/ Pit. on 12/9/12), WR MIKE WALLACE had 7 receptions for 112 yards (16 avg.) with 2 TDs. WR RISHARD MATTHEWS had career-best in catches (21), receiving yards (237) & TD receptions (2) last week...TE CHARLES CLAY has career-best in catches (36) & rec. yards (384) in '13...DT RANDY STARKS has 25 sacks w/ Mia., most by Dolphins DT...LB OLIVIER VERNON has career-best 4.5 sacks this season. LB DANNELL ELLERBE lead team with 66 tackles...CB DIMITRI PATTERSON has 4 INTs in 5 games in 2013...S JIMMY WILSON posted 2nd INT of season last week...DE CAMERON WAKE had 3 sacks in last home game.

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