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LA Chargers: 3 bold predictions vs. Miami Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawksat Hard Rock Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawksat Hard Rock Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Brian Flores is a good coach and he will be able to recognize when something is not working and I think we will see a shift in the second half that sees the Miami Dolphins run the ball a fair amount. The Dolphins are not set up to have a big running day but they are going to nonetheless.Flores has undoubtedly studied the film against the Las Vegas Raiders forward and backward and saw that the Chargers were absolutely terrible against the run. The Raiders were without half of their starting offensive line and still manhandled the Chargers and dominated the ground game.The Raiders rushed for 160 yards in the game, averaging an astounding 6.2 yards per carry.The Chargers are again without Joey Bose and Flores will implement a gameplan that is effective and allows the Dolphins to keep the chains moving.In doing so, Matt Breida, who was questionable throughout the week but has returned to practice, will have a 100-yard game.Yes, I know, the LA Chargers allowing Breida of all people to rush for 100 yards sounds extremely painful. That is why these are bold. His last 100-yard game came in Week 5 of last season.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA ChargersThis is going to be a close game, that feels like a guarantee. The Miami Dolphins have been in plenty of close games this season and the LA Chargers live for close games. All but one of the Chargers’ games have been decided by one possession, with the lone exception being the nine-point win against Jacksonville.What will happen in this game is that the Chargers will lead for most of the first half because of Herbert’s great game as well as Tua’s initial struggles. Again, Tua is not going to be outright bad, but he is going to take more of a game-manager approach in this game.Don’t expect a big lead for the Bolts that will be blown. I was thinking something along the lines of 16 (three field goals and a touchdown) to six at halftime. That is when the adjustments will be made.It will be a back-and-forth battle that will be decided in the final two minutes of the game. And as I covered before, the Dolphins’ biggest advantage over the Chargers has nothing to do with the players, it will have to do with coaching.There will be a big decision that the Dolphins have to make and I am sure that they will make the right one. Whether it be going for something on fourth down, going for the win instead of the tie or even something like a fake punt earlier in the fourth quarter, I expect Anthony Lynn to get outcoached late in this game for a Dolphins win.I mean, what else can we expect? That has been the story of the LA Chargers all season. This might be the least-bold prediction here.
Brian Flores is a good coach and he will be able to recognize when something is not working and I think we will see a shift in the second half that sees the Miami Dolphins run the ball a fair amount. The Dolphins are not set up to have a big running day but they are going to nonetheless.Flores has undoubtedly studied the film against the Las Vegas Raiders forward and backward and saw that the Chargers were absolutely terrible against the run. The Raiders were without half of their starting offensive line and still manhandled the Chargers and dominated the ground game.The Raiders rushed for 160 yards in the game, averaging an astounding 6.2 yards per carry.The Chargers are again without Joey Bose and Flores will implement a gameplan that is effective and allows the Dolphins to keep the chains moving.In doing so, Matt Breida, who was questionable throughout the week but has returned to practice, will have a 100-yard game.Yes, I know, the LA Chargers allowing Breida of all people to rush for 100 yards sounds extremely painful. That is why these are bold. His last 100-yard game came in Week 5 of last season.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA ChargersThis is going to be a close game, that feels like a guarantee. The Miami Dolphins have been in plenty of close games this season and the LA Chargers live for close games. All but one of the Chargers’ games have been decided by one possession, with the lone exception being the nine-point win against Jacksonville.What will happen in this game is that the Chargers will lead for most of the first half because of Herbert’s great game as well as Tua’s initial struggles. Again, Tua is not going to be outright bad, but he is going to take more of a game-manager approach in this game.Don’t expect a big lead for the Bolts that will be blown. I was thinking something along the lines of 16 (three field goals and a touchdown) to six at halftime. That is when the adjustments will be made.It will be a back-and-forth battle that will be decided in the final two minutes of the game. And as I covered before, the Dolphins’ biggest advantage over the Chargers has nothing to do with the players, it will have to do with coaching.There will be a big decision that the Dolphins have to make and I am sure that they will make the right one. Whether it be going for something on fourth down, going for the win instead of the tie or even something like a fake punt earlier in the fourth quarter, I expect Anthony Lynn to get outcoached late in this game for a Dolphins win.I mean, what else can we expect? That has been the story of the LA Chargers all season. This might be the least-bold prediction here.
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