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Chargers vs Dolphins Week 9 Tale of the Tape

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How do the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins match up?

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The Miami Dolphins host the San Diego Chargers in a mid-season matchup with playoff implications all over it. Let's take a look at the tale of the tape between the two clubs:

San Diego Chargers (5-3, 2nd AFC West)

Miami Dolphins (4-3, 3rd AFC East)

15th
(353.3)

Total Offense
(Yds/Gm)

13th
(355.0)

8th
(267.5)

Passing Offense
(Yds/Gm)

25th
(217.0)

30th
(85.8)

Rushing Offense
(Yds/Gm)

6th
(138.0)

9th
(25.6)

Scoring Offense
(Pts/Gm)

12th
(24.9)

4th
(50.4%)

3rd Down Conversions
(% Convert)

22nd
(38.6%)

10th
(330.0)

Total Defense
(Yds/Gm Allowed)

7th
(322.7)

6th
(219.1)

Passing Defense
(Yds/Gm Allowed)

3rd
(211.6)

14th
(110.9)

Rushing Defense
(Yds/Gm Allowed)

15th
(111.1)

4th
(18.6)

Scoring Defense
(Pts/Gm Allowed)

11th
(21.6)

19th
(15)

Defensive Sacks

9th
(21)

8th
(+4)

Turnovers

8th
(+4)

And, for the individual tales of the tape (bold statistics indicate league leader):

San Diego Chargers (5-3, 2nd AFC West)

Miami Dolphins (4-3, 3rd AFC East)

Philip Rivers
(185-271 (68.3%), 2213 yards, 20 TD, 5 INT, 109.9 rate)

Passing

Ryan Tannehill
(154-247 (62.3%), 1619 yards, 11 TD, 6 INT, 86.1 rate)

Branden Oliver
(85 carries, 352 yards, 4.1 average, 2 TD)

Rushing

Lamar Miller
(95 carries, 469 yards, 4.9 average, 4 TD)

Malcolm Floyd
(24 rec, 39 targets, 470 yards, 3 TDs)

Receiving

Mike Wallace
(32 rec, 59 targets, 418 yards, 5 TDs)

Eric Weddle (58)

Tackles

Jelani Jenkins (53)

Corey Liuget (2.5)

Sacks

Cameron Wake (5.5)

Brandon Flowers (2)

Interceptions

Brent Grimes (2)

Nick Novak
(14-14 (100%) FG, 50 yard long, 23-23 XP, 65 pts)

Kicking

Caleb Sturgis
(13-16 (81.3%) FG, 51 yard long, 19-19 XP, 58pts)

Mike Scifres
(35 punts, 46.1 yard average, 72 long, 15 inside 20, 6 touchback)

Punting

Brandon Fields
(26 punts, 44.8 yard average, 60 long, 7 inside 20, 1 touchback)

Shaun Draughn
(3 returns, 19.3 yard average, 20 yard long)

Kick Returns

Jarvis Landry
(16 returns, 31.3 yard average, 74 yard long)

Eddie Royal
(8 returns, 4.1 yard average, 12 yard long)

Punt Returns

Jarvis Landry 
(13 returns, 6.4 yard average, 16 yard long)