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Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine: Week 11 Opponent - San Diego Chargers

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The Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine will feature 24 posts over 24 hours. Join us as we get ready for the Dolphins' 2013 season with a look at the team's Week 11 opponent, the San Diego Chargers.

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The Miami Dolphins will host the San Diego Chargers in Week 11 of the 2013 season. Here's a brief look at the Chargers:

Week 11
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, November 17 - 1:00pm ET

SB Nation Blog: Bolts from the Blue

  • All time record: Tie 12-12
  • Recent streak: Chargers 2 Wins
  • Last Dolphins win in Miami: October 5, 2008
  • Miami is 6-3 in the regular season and 2-0 in the postseason when hosting San Diego.

2012 Review:

  • Record: 7-9
  • Total Offense: 2
  • Total Defense: 9

San Diego key additions:

  • Derek Cox, Cornerback
  • Dwight Freeney, Defensive End/Linebacker
  • Max Starks, Tackle
  • Danny Woodhead, Running back

San Diego key departures:

  • Antoine Cason, Cornerback
  • Jared Gaither, Tackle
  • Quentin Jammer, Cornerback
  • Takeo Spikes, Linebacker

San Diego Draft:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 11 D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
2 38 Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
3 76 Keenan Allen WR California
5 145 Steve Williams CB California
6 179 Tourek Williams DE Florida International
7 221 Brad Sorensen QB Southern Utah

Coaching Changes:

The Chargers fired head coach Norv Turner immediately following last season. They then hired fomer Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their head coach, former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Wisenhunt to be the offensive coordinator, and promoted linebackers coach (and brother of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck) John Pagano to defensive coordinator.

Question Marks:

  • Offensive line - The Chargers appear to have taken the dramatic step of actually putting an offensive line on the field this season. Between free agent signings like Max Starks and King Dunlap, as well as drafting D.J. Fluker, San Diego should have a better line this year, which will allow quarterback Philip Rivers to add at least another year onto his lifespan.
  • Coaching staff - After years of mediocre coaching, the Chargers finally pulled the plug on the Norv Turner era, handing the keys to the Broncos' offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Will McCoy be the right guy to turn around the Chargers?

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