Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) sprints for a first down during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers are on a two game losing slide, but they are facing off a team that has been in all kinds of controversy with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have been dealing with the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin situation in the last couple of weeks. They are a mess over there. Both teams need a win in order to stay in the playoff race. It will be a big game for both teams and hopefully there is a playoff like atmosphere for the teams.
Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami FL
When: November 17, 2013, 4:05 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
Chargers Player to Watch: Corey Liuget
Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is hit by San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget (94) as he releases the ball during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports]
The Dolphins have a mess on their offensive line and Ryan Tannehill barely has any time to get the ball off to his receivers. He gets sacked more than any other quarterback in the league. Corey Liuget has been getting better and better as the season has gone on and should be in the backfield often to disrupt the timing of Tannehill. Look for him to knock down a couple of balls and hit Tannehill a couple of times.
Dolphins Player to Watch: Cameron Wake
Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the end zone for a safety in overtime at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 22-20. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers are shifting things all around on their offensive line. D.J. Fluker will be starting his first game at left tackle and Jeromey Clary will be starting at right tackle. Nick Hardwick is questionable for the game and Cameron Wake is one of the best pass rushers in the game. He and Dion Jordan will look to take advantage of the Chargers offensive line to disrupt the timing of Philip Rivers and the Chargers passing attack.
Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers fans cheer during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
With the mess in Miami, the Chargers are catching the Dolphins at the right time. The Chargers will be able to move the ball with Ryan Mathews on the ground and with Philip Rivers and the passing game. The Chargers will get a chance to work on that red zone offense again. The touchdowns need to start coming. If they can figure that part of their game out, then things will be alright in San Diego. The good Chargers will show up this weekend.
Chargers 27, Dolphins 20