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Chargers get perfect punching bag in Week 4 and must treat Dolphins as such

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Antonio Gates #85 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after making the record all-time touchdowns by a tight end during the NFL game against Miami Dolphins at the StubHub Center September 17, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Antonio Gates #85 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after making the record all-time touchdowns by a tight end during the NFL game against Miami Dolphins at the StubHub Center September 17, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers have lost two in a row but the Miami Dolphins should be just what the doctor ordered.

After back-to-back losses, the Chargers are looking around the practice field wondering what hit them. How did they lose to the Detroit Lions? How did they let one slip away against the Houston Texans? They could have won both of those games and be sitting at 3-0. Of course, to be fair, they also could have easily lost the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, which went into overtime and be sitting at 0-3.

Things could be turning around in the other direction for the Bolts. Melvin Gordon is ending his holdout and will soon be back on the field and now the Dolphins come up on the schedule.

This is a game for the Chargers to take out their frustrations on the field. The Dolphins are the worst team in the league (no argument) and they seem like a team that is barely even trying to win.

In three games this season, the Dolphins have been outscored 133-16.

The Chargers have a tendency to play down to their opponents and sometimes almost ease up on them when they have a big lead. This is a game for the team to empty the tank.

The Dolphins will not be able to stop the Los Angeles offense. They are ranked last in team defense and are giving up 44.3 points per game.

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Offensively, they don’t have much to threaten the Chargers. Josh Rosen is the quarterback and unless you’re a fan of the team or have some of them on your fantasy football roster, you might not be able to name a single offensive weapon.

The Dolphins are 30th in passing offense and 31st in rushing offense, gaining just 45 yards per game on the ground.

This is a team with a serious chance of going 0-16 and the Chargers must treat them as such. The Chargers need to jump on the Dolphins from the opening whistle and keep a killer instinct throughout the game.

If you want a “get right” game, you can’t ask for a better opponent than this one. There is no excuse for the Chargers not to win this game by 30+ points.

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