The Miami Dolphins played a competitive first half last Sunday on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, before the game got away from them in the second half. Quarterback Josh Rosen, in his first official start as a Dolphin, racked up 200 passing yards on 39 attempts. Rosen, however, played turnover-free football and nearly tossed a touchdown to Preston Williams in the right corner of the endzone during one-on-one coverage in the second quarter, but Williams was not able to come down cleanly with the catch.
Entering Hard Rock Stadium Sunday is Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen and the high-octane offense in the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers have lost back-to-back games since defeating the Indianapolis Colts at home in overtime Week 1.
DATE: Sunday, September 29
TIME: 1:00 p.m. ET
SITE: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
LINE: LAC -14.5; O/U: 44.5
LINE: RADIO: Dolphins Radio Network, KISS 99.9 FM, 560 WQAM, 1210 WNMA (Spanish)
Radio Announcers: English broadcast- Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast- Raul Striker Jr., Eduardo Martell
What to watch for
1. Time zone could play a large role: The Chargers will travel across the country prior to Sunday’s contest, which could spell some trouble. January 2, 1982 was the last time the Chargers knocked off the Dolphins on the road, a string of eight consecutive losses in Miami.
2. Philip Rivers winless in Miami: Drafted in 2004, Philip Rivers has yet to secure a road victory against the Dolphins. Facing a depleted secondary that is dealing with the absence of Minkah Fitzpatrick (traded to Pittsburgh) and an injured Reshad Jones (questionable for Sunday), Rivers should end the streak Sunday.
3. Josh Rosen’s second start: Rosen faced a tough Dallas squad in his road debut as a Dolphin and will face a tough Chargers defense in his home debut under center. Featuring Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on the defensive line, Rosen will have to play clean, turnover-free football to give Miami a legitimate shot at a win Sunday.
This story was written by Brandon Liguori. Follow him on Twitter: @BrandonRLiguori
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