Comment: If the Dolphins can lose to winless Tampa Bay on a long week, they can lose to average San Diego on a short week.
Prediction: Chargers 27, Dolphins 16
Comment: If the Bucs offense led by a rookie QB and a fourth-string running back can score 22 on the Dolphins, what can Chargers QB Phillip Rivers do?
Prediction: Dolphins 17, Chargers 14
Comment: San Diego's offense possesses the two elements the Dolphins struggle to defend - a scatback in Danny Woodhead and an elite tight end in Antonio Gates - but this is the game Kevin Coyle's unit gets its act together.
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Prediction: Chargers 23, Dolphins 20
Comment: The Chargers made it close against the Broncos and have lost twice by a field goal and once in OT. The Dolphins looked distracted in awful showing Monday at Tampa Bay.
Prediction: Chargers 28, Dolphins 24
Comment: The Dolphins’ rushing defense is concerning. So, too, is their rushing offense. Maybe they can win with big plays, but it’s doubtful.
Prediction: Chargers 23, Dolphins 17
Comment: Arguably the most embarrassing regular-season loss in Miami Dolphins history came on Monday night. The most inexplicable aspect of the defeat was how porous a once-excellent run defense has become. Further, there were chunks of the early action where Paul Soliai and Cameron Wake were on the sideline. Will be a herculean task to bounce back with a win on the short week.