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The Splash Zone 11/12/16: Previewing Sunday's Game Against The Chargers

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

The Dolphins are heading out west and look to take down the San Diego Chargers. These two teams have two of the hottest running backs right now in Jay Ajayi and Melvin Gordon. Both have been a focal point for their offenses and it's going to be tough to stop either of them. Fun fact: Jay Ajayi's first career rushing touchdown was against the Chargers last year.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Miami Dolphins begin California road trip with visit to San Diego Chargers | Miami Herald
The San Diego Chargers have won three of past four and Miami is 0-3 on road. It isn’t that SD’s is a daunting venue; it’s that the Chargers present big challenges. Prolific Philip Rivers (two TD throws from being the ninth to reach 300) and hot Melvin Gordon front a high-powered offense that will be a ton to handle for the Fins defense.

Bill Stanfill:

Former Dolphins DE Bill Stanfill Dies At Age 69
During his time in Miami, Stanfill was a key member of the "No-Name Defense" that helped the Dolphins to back-to-back Super Bowl wins, including their "Perfect Season" championship in 1972.

Miami Dolphins’ late, great Bill Stanfill: Overlooked by Pro Football Hall of Fame? | The Daily Dolphin
Former Dolphins defensive end Bill Stanfill has died at age 69. His death was followed by tributes attesting to what he meant to the franchise, but it’s one tribute — spoken more than a decade ago — that speaks as loudly as any you might hear this weekend.

Dolphins At Chargers

Dolphins at Chargers: 7 players to watch | The Daily Dolphin
Jarvis Landry — Dolphins coach Adam Gase took responsibility for Landry's lack of action against the Jets. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill spoke this week about moving Landry around to create more matchup opportunities.

Future still uncertain, Chargers welcome Dolphins | Miami Herald
They're still the San Diego Chargers, at least for four more home games.

Sunday Will Be A Battle Of Coaching Friends
Gase and McCoy were assistants together with the Denver Broncos from 2009-12, first under head coach Josh McDaniels and then under John Fox.

Who has the edge? Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers - Sun Sentinel
The Dolphins have rallied to 4-4 on the strength of a three-game win streak, but now they cross the country after a four-game, 44-day homestand. How can they get to above .500 for the first time this season?

Five keys for the Miami Dolphins to defeat the San Diego Chargers - Sun Sentinel
The Dolphins' recipe to overcome the Chargers comes down to whether Miami can take its improved ball security and continued third-down improvement on the road, along with containing running back Melvin Gordon, who, after a tepid start to his career, has had a huge past two games.

Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers: How do they match up in Week 10? | The Daily Dolphin
How do the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers match up prior to Sunday’s game at Qualcomm Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing (29th in NFL) vs. San Diego pass defense (26th) If Miami continues the current trend on offense, this matchup will likely be a wash.

AC In The AM: Dolphins Try To Avoid Roadblocks
After a 3-1 home stand, the Dolphins take their show on the road beginning Sunday in San Diego and how they respond will tell us a lot about the growth of this team.

Dolphins Running Backs

Two Of NFL’s Best Backs Will Battle On Sunday
Jay Ajayi and Melvin Gordon send shout-outs to each other via Twitter, follow each other’s exploits and this offseason took a trip together to Ajayi’s native England.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Get to know Jakeem Grant: Miami Dolphins Q&A | The Daily Dolphin
Jakeem Grant was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft (despite appearing on the popular NFL Network show "Undrafted"). Many didn't expect Grant to be drafted because he's (listed at) 5-feet-7 and 172 pounds. But Grant was timed between a 4.14 and 4.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Miami Dolphins TE Thomas Duarte breaks through for roster spot
Miami Dolphins TE Thomas Duarte breaks through for roster spot

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins: Ndamukong Suh coming on strong, sacks or not |
You don’t usually get sparkling stats with Ndamukong Suh, the Miami Dolphins’ prime disrupter on the defensive line.

Ndamukong Suh expects ‘a big test’ from San Diego running back Melvin Gordon | The Daily Dolphin
Here are the highlights of Ndamukong Suh's weekly confab with South Florida reporters. Asked about Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 196 yards last week vs.

Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins' beat-up linebacker unit working to improve - Sun Sentinel
The Dolphins came into 2016 with concerns about their linebacker unit, which has been a troublesome area s

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 11/11/16: Dolphins Activate Earl Mitchell From Injured Reserve - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Happy Veterans Day - The Phinsider
Happy Veterans Day

Dolphins at Chargers game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds, weather, more in Week 10 - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins end their 44-day home-stand by taking their three-game winning streak across the country to face the San Diego Chargers. We have everything you need to know, including game time, how to watch on TV, listen on the radio, stream online, game odds, and lots more.

Bill Stanfill passes away - The Phinsider
The former Miami Dolphins defensive end died on Thursday.

Landry, Stills injuries a concern ahead of Sunday’s Dolphins at Chargers Game - The Phinsider
Miami’s wide receiver corps is pretty banged up right now.

Dolphins at Chargers: Previewing San Diego offense - The Phinsider
What Miami’s Defense Should Expect On Sunday