Miami Dolphins 16 – San Diego Chargers 26
Mike Popowich says the Chargers look good, but not dominant: The Chargers continue to win as they took down the Dolphins at home. Again, it was not a dominating win, but they looked better than last week. Ryan Mathews and Vincent Jackson were big contributors on offense and Rivers played well, although he still is under a lot of pressure due to their offensive line. The defense played very well, too, keeping the Fins to just 16 points with a lot of players stepping up like Donald Butler, and Larry English making two sacks. He’s been great since being drafted in the first round. While the Bolts did not score many TDs, Nick Novack has been an impressive replacement for Nate Kaeding keeping the chargers ahead for the game. With the Patriots helping by beating the Raiders, the Chargers go 3-1 into Denver before preparing for the bye.
Right, so if the Chargers aren’t getting credit, who’s taking blame, Daniels? The Dolphins are pitiful. Sorry SMS. That is all.
My Take: The Chargers are better than we all think, but won’t show it until they get a coach who’s, you know, good. Mike complaining about the O-line is great, since supposed contenders like the Jets, Steelers and Eagles would, at this point, kill for the Chargers’ line. Rivers is the most under-rated QB in the league and really keeps the team going. They’re headed to Denver next week, which should be another win, as this team seems really likely to end up with a first round bye. The Dolphins are atrocious this year, and now that the Chargers knocked out Henne, are favorites for Luck, as much as anyone is. Their division is just brutal, they can’t protect against the pass or for the run. This team is absolutely terrible. But the Chargers took care of business, so there is that.
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