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The Splash Zone 9/18/17: Dolphins Win A Nail Biter Against 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.

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Chargers Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In typical Dolphin fashion, the team squeaked out a victory in nail biting fashion. Thanks mostly to Cody Parkey, the Dolphins were able to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers. Parkey hit all four of his field goal attempts and nailed the 54 yarder to win it. Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo missed the game winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter. The Dolphins will head home to prepare for next weeks match-up against division rival, the New York Jets.

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

Game Recap: Miami Dolphins defeat LA Chargers | Miami Herald
The Dolphins are going to be fun this year. They survived their first test of the year, beating the Chargers on a late field goal.


Dolphins at Chargers

Neither Hurricane Irma, nor Chargers, could stop the Dolphins
The Dolphins overcame a week of obstacles on and off the field to pull out a big victory over the Chargers.

Quickie reaction: Dolphins beat the Chargers, adversity | Miami Herald
LOS ANGELES -- Team Adversity is coming home with a win. But not before it gave us more drama on Sunday -- both before the game and during.

Grading the Miami Dolphins for their opening 19-17 win over L.A. Chargers | The Daily Dolphin
Breaking down the Dolphins' opening 19-17 win over the L.A. Chargers: Quarterback Jay Cutler, gunslinger, was a bit of a game manager in his Dolphins debut, but it was enough. Cutler had good command in the no-huddle, opening with a drive of 13 yards for 70 yards and worth three points.

In-game replay: Dolphins’ Jay Cutler connects with Kenny Stills
Welcome to the Miami Dolphins Jay Cutler.

5 Instant Takeways: Miami Dolphins 19, Los Angeles Chargers 17 | The Daily Dolphin
Jarvis Landry is still a X-Factor. The notion that the emergence of DeVante Parker in the preseason meant Landry would take a backseat this season may have been overplayed. Granted, it's just one game.

Greg Cote: Dolphins lucky to win against LA Chargers | Miami Herald
A lot went right on offense, not so much on pass defense, as the Dolphins survived their hurricane-delayed season opener in Los Angeles.

Winning amid adversity is the new thing that’s so Dolphin | Miami Herald
CARSON, CALIFORNIA -- Yes it’s a new season, but this isn’t new. This last-second victory that rewards the team that didn’t wilt or fold or suffer a bad case of nerves is becoming commonplace for the Miami Dolphins because, since last season, they’re usually that team.

In-game replay: Dolphins’ Cody Parkey wins game on a 54-yard fie
Have yourself a game Cody Parkey.


Dolphins Offensive Line

Emotional Mike Pouncey describes return to field for Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
CARSON, Calif. — Mike Pouncey's voice began to crack as he described what it meant just to play in an NFL game again on Sunday. Pouncey is a tough guy. But he literally didn't know if he would experience this moment again.


Dolphins Linebackers

Miami Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons not with the team on Sunday morning | The Daily Dolphin
CARSON, Calif. — Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons is not with the team, putting his status for the season opener at the Los Angeles Chargers in jeopardy, according to a league source. The Dolphins are aware of Timmons' location.

Dolphins teammates worried, wondering about Lawrence Timmons’ absence | The Daily Dolphin
CARSON, Calif.—The biggest mystery around the Dolphins right now: What happened to Lawrence Timmons? Timmons, an 11-year veteran who was brought in to help revamp Miami’s linebacker corps, unexpectedly left the team just before its season opener against the Chargers.


Dolphins Special Teams

Parkey on game-winning field goal: It felt good coming off the foot | Miami Herald
Cody Parkey didn’t know the vast majority of his Dolphins teammates two weeks ago. They’ll never forget his name now, after Parkey played hero against San Diego.


Dolphins 2017 Season

Former general managers, executives assess Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald
Charley Casserly, Mike Lombardi and Mark Dominik weighed in, as Miami opens its season on Sunday


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