Los Angeles Chargers open StubHub Center to tough opponent in Miami Dolphins

Annette Crawford
September 17, 2017

All three college powers - Miami, Florida State and Florida - cancelled their games along with USF and UCF postponing their games and FIU moving their game to Alabama. All night Rivers was throwing passes too early and he did not look comfortable in the pocket. Apparently, Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher Melvin Ingram is an expert in this field. I played against Miami past year and have a feel for what they're gonna do. They lost at Pittsburgh in their first postseason game in almost a decade but now look forward to taking the next step this year. Against this Dolphins' secondary, the Chargers should have a lot more success in the passing game.

The Dolphins defense was in the bottom three in the National Football League allowing 140 yards rushing a game to opposing offenses last season.

Chargers cornerback Trevor Williams vs. Dolphins receiver DeVante Parker: Parker hasn't recorded a 1,000-yard season since high school, but Miami is still counting on the former first-round pick to break out as a true No. 1 receiver. Ingram is a veteran who can rush the passer with either speed or power. This Miami offense has even more weapons and a better line that that Bears team did so Cutler might be primed for a big season. So not only will Cutler have his work cut out for him, needing to get rid of the ball quickly, but his offensive line also will need to do its part. "They've been itching. They had a good couple days last week of practice".

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Chargers TE Hunter Henry. After coming out of retirement on August 6 to replace an injured Ryan Tannehill, Cutler played sparingly in two preseason games for the Dolphins. Needs one to break tie with Tony Gonzalez (111). Dolphins DE Cameron Wake leads all active players with 81 1/2 sacks since 2009. That field goal attempt, however, was partially blocked on the second try (Denver called timeout on a successful first kick by Los Angeles rookie Younghoe Koo).

PREDICTION: After almost storming back for a victory against the Denver Broncos in Week 1, the Chargers will earn their first win in their new home. Look for Gordon to provide a steadying influence.

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