Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers host Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins in the Bolts’ home opener. Chat with other Chargers fans on the open thread while watching the game.
The Chargers play at home for the first time this season. Not only that, but they are playing in the league’s smallest stadium, one that holds 27,000 max.
The Bolts, who lost in Denver in Week 1, will look to take down a well-rested Dolphins team, who had their first game postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
The Chargers can’t afford to fall far behind in a tough AFC West division. The last time the Chargers played the Dolphins was in Week 10 of last season. Down 24-21 in the fourth quarter, the Chargers were driving in the final minutes of the game, but a Kiko Alonso pick-six with 1:01 left sealed a win for the Dolphins. The Chargers lost the last three of their four games against Miami.
As for injuries, here are the inactive players for Sunday’s game:
Our #MIAvsLAC Inactives:
QB C. JonesCB J. VerrettS R. JenkinsT S. TeviTE S. CulkinWR M. WilliamsDE J. Attaochu
— #MIAvsLAC (@Chargers) September 17, 2017
Miami's Inactives:LB L. TimmonsLB R. MaualugaOT S YoungG I. AsiataOT E. SmithCB C. TankersleyCB T. McTyer
— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) September 17, 2017
No surprises here for the Bolts. Cornerback Jason Verrett (knee) is the biggest name on this list, but he was ruled out earlier in the week. Safety Rayshawn Jenkins suffered a concussion against Denver, so his absence was expected. Jerry Attaochu, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, will miss the second straight game. Meanwhile, tight end Sean Culkin will swap places with tight end Sean McGrath, who was inactive last week.
Overall, this should be a good game. There are intriguing matchups, including two veteran quarterbacks (Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler) with a ton of offensive weapons going against tough defensive linemen (Ndamukong Suh/Cameron Wake and Joey Bosa/Melvin Ingram). Not only that, but top running backs from the 2015 draft class (Melvin Gordon and Jay Ajayi) will go at it.