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LA Chargers: 5 keys to defeating Tua Tagovailoa’s surging Dolphins

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa runs past linebacker Haason Reddick #43 and linebacker Markus Golden #44 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa runs past linebacker Haason Reddick #43 and linebacker Markus Golden #44 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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4. Don’t give Miami points off of turnovers

Weirdly enough, I’ve given you some stats that would give you pause before picking Miami in this game. Miami isn’t a top offense in the league. As mentioned earlier, the Fins are bottom five when it comes to running the ball. They rank bottom ten in the league in passing yards per game.

What do they do to make up for this? Play smart football. Miami has a +5 turnover differential, which is good enough for fourth in the league. In the last few weeks, they’ve made big defensive plays to score touchdowns. Against the Cardinals and Rams, the Dolphins put up a combined four defensive TD’s.

If an opposing offense coughs up the ball or throws an errant pass, the Miami defense will make them pay. They don’t have an elite defense, but they do have young players with a lot of energy. There’s no turnover chain for the pro team in Hard Rock stadium, but there might as well be one.

The Chargers have been relatively good at protecting the football this season, but they need to be even better on Sunday. Let Tua Tagovailoa beat you if he does, but don’t get beat by Shaq Lawson and Andrew Van Ginkel.

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