The Chargers' stadium mistakenly celebrated the game-ending missed field goal
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 18, 2017,
Sep 18, 2017, 8:14
The Miami Dolphins won their first game of the season, and the first game for QB Jay Cutler in aqua and orange, in a last-minute 19-17 thriller over the Los Angeles Chargers in the first National Football League game at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
So the Dolphins should be well-rested and at full strength while the Bolts are already dealing with injury issues. That's a definite concern against a Miami offense with Jay Cutler at the helm. The last time the Chargers played the Dolphins was in Week 10 of last season. The Dolphins took a fourth quarter lead on a Tony Nathan 12-yard run. The first game for the Chargers in Los Angeles (at least since a lone L.A. season in 1960) didn't seem too historic. That's when he's most risky. Although he did not have a great preseason, the talent is there for him to have a monster year. Cutler will look to build on his solid Dolphins regular-season debut in a Week 3 road tilt versus the Jets. They were near the middle of the pack in passing offense.
Sunday was the first week that the Chargers and Los Angeles Rams had simultaneous games in the City of Angels. For the first time since 1960, the Chargers will not call San Diego home, and they will be looking to show the home fans that they are ready for showtime. The veteran completed 31-of-39 passes in the game, throwing for over 300 yards, while orchestrating that last drive that should have been the game-winner. If the Chargers have any chance to win it will be on number 17's arm.
Miami headed into the half down 10-3. But Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram sacked Cutler for a five-yard loss on a third-and-goal play from the five-yard line, preventing Miami from scoring a game-tying touchdown.
But thanks to the Oxnard community, fans will still be able to see their game against the Chargers on Sunday.
We live in the day and age of the running back by committee, as teams regularly utilize two and three running backs to fill out the various offensive roles.
You have to ignore the final stats in the Chargers 24-21 loss to the Broncos last Monday night. They converted just one of their six third-down attempts in the first half, and Cutler averaged 4.4 yards per pass attempt at the break.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn does not agree.
The Miami Herald reported that "something angered" Timmons and he is not expected to play in the Week 2 contest. They quickly found their new home for the next week in Oxnard.
Derek's Prediction: Dolphins win 34-24.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who surprised many by winning their opener last week against the Houston Texans, will return home Sunday to face the Tennessee Titans.