The Miami Dolphins come off their Week 9 contest against their AFC East rivals, the New York Jets, and head into back-to-back west coast games, the first of which will be the San Diego Chargers in Week 10.
This game will be the 32nd meeting between the two franchises, with the last six games decided by the home team, an even 3-3 split. They met last year in Week 15, with San Diego winning 30-14.
We are working our way through the Dolphins’ 2016 schedule, posting team previews from each club as we go. Below, you will see Miami’s schedule, as well as links to the previews already completed and a link to the team’s SB Nation blog site.
(Note: We would recommend going ahead and joining the team sites for each of Miami’s 13 opponents this year if you are not already a member of their site. This will prevent you from running into any waiting period those sites may have established for membership, allowing you to join in pre-game discussions with their fans.)
Week 1 - @ Seattle Seahawks team preview - Field Gulls
Week 2 - @ New England Patriots team preview - Pats Pulpit
Week 3 - vs. Cleveland Browns team preview - Dawgs by Nature
Week 4 - @ Cincinnati Bengals team preview (TNF) - Cincy Jungle
Week 5 - vs. Tennessee Titans team preview - Music City Miracles
Week 6 - vs. Pittsburgh Steelers team preview - Behind the Steel Curtain
Week 7 - vs. Buffalo Bills team preview - Buffalo Rumblings
Week 8 - BYE
Week 9 - vs. New York Jets team preview - Gang Green Nation
Week 10 - @ San Diego Chargers team preview - Bolts from the Blue
Week 11 - @ Los Angeles Rams team preview - Turf Show Times
Week 12 - vs. San Francisco 49ers team preview - Niners Nation
Week 13 - @ Baltimore Ravens team preview - Baltimore Beatdown
Week 14 - vs. Arizona Cardinals team preview - Revenge of the Birds
Week 15 - @ New York Jets team preview (Saturday) - Gang Green Nation
Week 16 - @ Buffalo Bills team preview (Saturday) - Buffalo Rumblings
Week 17 - vs. New England Patriots team preview - Pats Pulpit
On to Weeks 10. Thanks to Bolts from the Blue for giving us a better look at the 2016 Chargers.
San Diego Chargers
Notable free agent additions: NT Brandon Mebane, CB Casey Hayward, WR Travis Benjamin, S Dwight Lowery, OG/C Matt Slauson
Notable free agent departures: TE Ladarius Green, CB Patrick Robinson, S Eric Weddle
Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies: DE Joey Bosa will start at the 5-tech in the base defense, TE Hunter Henry will see a ton of time in 2 TE sets, LB Joshua Perry will challenge Manti Te’o for playing time
Biggest offseason addition: OG/C Matt Slauson
Biggest storyline heading into training camp: Not football-related, it’s still “will this be the Chargers’ last season in San Diego?” Slightly more football-related, it’s “will Joey Bosa get signed in time for training camp or will he continue to holdout?”
Under-the-radar storyline heading into training camp: The return of Ken Whisenhunt as offensive coordinator should see a return to the quick passing game that allowed Philip Rivers to flourish previously.
Notable injuries heading into training camp: OG/C Chris Watt will miss time due to surgery (roster spot could be threatened). RB Melvin Gordon is still recovering from offseason surgery (though appears on schedule)