The LA Chargers head to Miami to take on the Dolphins in Week 10.
The LA Chargers are 2-6 on the season and are the point where they are simply trying to salvage the season to salvage some jobs on the coaching staff. While the team is not statistically eliminated, the Bolts’ playoff hopes should be wiped. They are not making a playoff run.
This is still going to be an extremely fun game to watch and even one that casual NFL fans should be tuning into. The storyline of this game is Justin Herbert vs. Tua Tagovailoa — two young quarterbacks who are going to headline the league for years to come.
The Dolphins are a solid football team. They have been in every single game that they have played this season, ranking in the top-10 both in points allowed and points for. However, the Chargers have played several good teams and have the offensive firepower to make Miami sweat.
Here are my four bold predictions for the game.
1. Justin Herbert outclasses Tua Tagovailoa
I wrote an entire article dedicated to the reasons why Herbert will outclass Tua in this matchup but it still felt necessary to include it as a bold prediction.
Tua was fantastic in his second game but now he faces a good pass rush (albeit a bad secondary) without his RB1 and his most-targeted receiver, Preston Williams.
At this point, we can practically expect Justin Herbert to have a great game and I think he will do what he has done all season, passing for at least 300 yards with a handful of touchdowns. Tua, on the other hand, will be okay but will get roughed up at times and won’t keep up with Herbert’s pace.