Chargers take the field for first time in Carson

Posted September 18, 2017

With that much time off, Ajayi should be well rested and good to go for this week's matchup.

It will be the regular season debut for Jay Cutler as Miami's quarterback. The defense was paced by veteran end Cameron Wake and his 10.5 sacks. If you read my NFL Divisional Previews, and you should have, you know I have Miami pegged as a 10-6 team and an AFC Wild Card with Cutler as its quarterback.

For LA their defense figured things out too late in their opening loss to the Denver Broncos.

Unfortunately for the Los Angeles team, Koo missed the would-be game-winning kick for the second week in a row.

Koo, whose last-minute attempt to tie the game was blocked before the Chargers fell to Denver on Monday, split the uprights on a 41-yard field goal.

Timmons signed a 2-year/$12 million deal with Miami early in the offseason. One thing the Herald did note is that the Dolphins now know where Timmons is and that he likely won't be playing against the Chargers. Sure, close to 27,000 fans in a 27,000-seat venue may sound great for the home team, but how loyal will Charger fans be come Sunday? With the weapons this offense has, they should easily put up over 20-points a game.

The Miami Dolphins have arrived in Oxnard and held their first practice at the River Ridge Playing Field, the same facility that the Dallas Cowboys have been using for training camp since 2000. Neither team committed a turnover.

Watson struggled through his first ever start in the National Football League, however, he did produce the only moment that really mattered in the game as he ran for a 49 yard touchdown after breaking free from the Bengals defense.

On the defensive side of the pigskin, corner Jason Verrett's knee injury will keep him out of play at least this weekend.

The Dolphins can dominate defensively when Suh is on top of his game. Defensively, Miami was poor past year. Chargers worked on special teams all week after season opener ended with blocking mistake, Broncos' block of Bolts' potential tying field goal. Against this Dolphins' secondary, the Chargers should have a lot more success in the passing game. But Landry, who was the subject of trade rumors, has a long history of production, and he should be able to work the middle of the field where the Charger defense is most vulnerable. If Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa can have the same success they had last week pass rushing, then they can have a serious impact on the game.