The San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins battled for a full 60 minutes today, going back-and-forth and toe-to-toe until the Dolphins were able to win the game on a defensive play with no time remaining on the clock. The Dolphins move to .500, with a 5-5 record, thanks to the 20-16 win at home.
For a recap of the fourth quarter action, here's our custom Twitter timeline from it:
The game was not always pretty, and the Chargers are now two games below .500, and on a three game losing streak, for a reason. But, they were the team on the schedule, and the team the Dolphins had to beat. San Diego still has a fantastic offense, and are dangerous. Yet, Miami did stand up and win today.
Ryan Tannehill finished the game 22-for-35 for 268 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. It earned him an 84.0 rating. San Diego's Philip Rivers was 22-for-34 for 298 yards, with a touchdown and interception, and a 90.1 passer rating.
After rushing for just one yard last week, the Dolphins ran for 104 this week, with Daniel Thomas' 10-carries for 57 yards and a touchdown leading the way. Lamar Miller added four carries for 17 yards.
Charles Clay caught six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, while Brian Hartline added five receptions for 65 yards. Rishard Matthews had four catches for 52 yards, and Mike Wallace added four completions for 39 yards. All of Wallace's receptions came in the first half, before he disappeared for most of the second.
The Dolphins defense saw Philip Wheeler lead the team with six tackles. Olivier Vernon, Cameron Wake, and Jared Odrick each recorded a sack, while Brent Grimes had an interceptions, as well as the game sealing pass defense.
Kicker Caleb Sturgis was two-for-two on field goals, while Brandon Fields averaged 52.3 yards per punt on four kicks.
Miami is now tied at 5-5 with the New York Jets, sitting in sixth place in the AFC. They face the Carolina Panthers in Miami next week, before heading to New York for the first of two meetings this season.
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