Week 4 Miami Dolphins

Miami Gardens, FL – A Miami Dolphins game is just what the Doctor ordered for the Los Angeles Chargers. Unfortunately, that’s going to be the case all throughout this long season for the Dolphins as they play the role of slump-buster. The Chargers came into this week 4 Miami Dolphins matchup with a 1-2 record, all games decided by one possession. They could easily be undefeated. Such is life in the NFL. Miami, on the other hand, is obviously in tank-mode, No Limit Records style, and all opponents make ’em say uhhh… 

The Fins were ranking dead last in total defense through week 3, giving up almost 500 points/game. They gave up 396 today. The lone bright spot in today’s game was in the 1st quarter when Miami temporarily held a 7-3 lead after Josh Rosen connected with DeVante Parker on a 34-yard touchdown. Miami went six plays and 75 yards on that drive. It was the 1st time all season that Miami held a lead. That would be Miami’s lone touchdown. Josh Rosen would finish the game going 17/24, 180 yards, one TD, and one late interception. A little over three minutes later, LA would take the lead back. Phillip Rivers, no relation to Christopher Rios, connected with Troymaine Pope on a 13-yard touchdown pass, to go up 10-7. 

If you started Rivers, Austin Ekeler, and/or Ty Long in your fantasy football squad today, good job! Ekeler and Rivers would connect twice for a pair of TD’s. Their 1st connect came at the end of the first half. That two-minute offense went into full effect and culminated with Rivers finding Ekeler for an 18-yard touchdown pass. Ekeler would later run in the ball for a one-yard goal-line touchdown. Fantasy owners must’ve loved that! Ty Long contributed three field goals and three PAT’s. He hadn’t put more than 2/2 before today. Slump-busters…

Miami took the predictable L, 30-10, to start the season 0-4. For the most part, the game was pretty evenly matched. It was a one-possession game until late in the 3rd quarter. Jason Sanders also missed two crucial field goals that would’ve kept Miami in the game and not given the Chargers a short field with which to operate. The Fins also created zero turnovers. That’s a recipe for losses. 

Next up, after their bye week, Miami hosts the Washington Redskins in a week-6 matchup of two terrible teams, neither of which have won a game thus far. Washington lost today, 24-3 vs the New York Giants, and they face New England next week, so it’ll likely be a battle of winless squads. They’ll probably tie. 

Photo Credit | Chris Perez

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Gustavo Chacon
Most of you know me as The Prodoucher FunGus, but my government name is Gustavo A. Chacon. Born and raised in the 305! I say Miami sports fans should be grateful for what we've been able to experience, at least in my lifetime. Pretty well rounded in the major sports, but baseball is probably my weakest subject. Doesn't stop me from writing about it! Either way, I find it pointless to memorize every sports stat since the beginning of time when I can just look it up, so don't expect me to drop some knowledge unless it's useful in the real world. However, I'm not afraid to tell you why your opinion is 100% wrong, lest we agree, of course. Wanna get into it? Argue with me @lemoncityfungus. It'll be fun!

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