Football fans have officially made it through the summer with the NFL finally returning this week. The LA Chargers are kickstarting the 2023 season with a notable matchup against another AFC playoff team from a year ago: the Miami Dolphins.
The Chargers walloped the Dolphins when these two teams played last season and that was with a laundry list of injuries for the Bolts. Los Angeles is healthier this time around and Chargers fans are hoping for the same outcome to start the year.
As the Chargers look to get back into football form, Chargers fans have to get back into form to watch and root for their team. Here is everything fans need to know ahead of this Week 1 matchup.
What time is the Chargers vs Dolphins game?
The Chargers are hosting the Dolphins at SoFi Stadium so this game will take place in the later slate of games. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. PDT, or 4:25 p.m. locally for Dolphins fans. This is one of five games in the late slate, which all start at 1:25.
How to watch Chargers vs Dolphins:
Fans who are in-market for both the Chargers and Dolphins will be able to watch this on their respective CBS broadcasts. Kevin Harlan and Trent Green are going to be on the call. As you can see in the post below, most of the country will be watching the Raiders vs Broncos or the Eagles vs Patriots.
In addition to watching it on CBS, fans can also catch the game live on Paramount+. However, Paramount+ only plays locally broadcast games, so fans outside of the blue on the TV map still won't be able to get the game on Paramount+.
Fans outside of the local region will have the best luck by subscribing to NFL Sunday Ticket. Sunday Ticket has moved to YouTube TV and allows fans to watch every out-of-market game throughout the season.
Chargers vs Dolphins odds:
The Chargers opened as 2.5-point favorites in this game but at the time of writing this, the Bolts have moved to three-point favorites over the Dolphins. The point total for the game has been set at 50.5 points.
Chargers vs Dolphins all-time record:
The Chargers won the last matchup between these two teams but are still narrowly behind the Dolphins in all-time record. The Dolphins are 19-17 all-time against the Chargers and is 2-2 against the Bolts in the playoffs.
Los Angeles has not beaten Miami in back-to-back matchups since the team did it in the 2009 and 2011 seasons.