Chargers Come Up Short 19-17 Against Dolphins

Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons left the team on Sunday and will miss the club's season-opening contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. Jay Ajayi will likely be the focal point of the Miami offense this season, as he rushed for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016.

LA finished out their San Diego residency past year in a 5-11 campaign that left them in last place in the AFC West.

Although the linebacker has still not returned to the team his status for today's game in uncertain.

The Chargers and Dolphins met three other times in the playoffs and are ties 2-2. And even though Miami's starters hadn't played since their last preseason action nearly a month earlier, they were able to pull out a 19-17 victory on the road after Chargers kicker Youghoe Koo missed a field goal in the waning seconds.

Over on the Chargers' side, they're 0-1 following a tough loss to the Broncos 24-21 in Week 1.

The Dolphins were carried on the legs of Jay Ajayi who ran for over 100 yards on the day and on the hands of DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry.

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To get Hopkins the ball, the coaches have to put him in position to make plays the way the Texans used to set up Andre Johnson. The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tyler Boyd , who was ruled out relatively close to game time with a tight hamstring.

Miami had not played a regular season game due to the conditions of Hurricane Irma, and flew out to Los Angeles early to practice.

"Everyone has been great", said Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase. Witten caught seven passes for 59 yards and a score in the Dallas Cowboys' 19-3 win over the New York Giants last week to give him 1,096 catches for 11,947 yards and 64 touchdowns.

Jay Cutler's first career touchdown with the 'Fins was a 29-yard strike to Kenny Stills that tied the game at 10 in the third quarter.

L.A. took the lead on Gordon's 1-yard touchdown run, which capped a 70-yard drive. Unfortunately for Bolts fans, Sunday's loss was the second-consecutive week the team has fallen on a failed field goal attempt.

Defensively, even if the Dolphins control RB Melvin Gordon, they still must contend with QB Philip Rivers, TE Antonio Gates and WRs Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin.

However, any National Football League fan knows that if you have Philip Rivers, you have a chance, and the Chargers drove the length of the field with a minute left. Kicker Younghoe Koo was all set up to hit a game-winning field goal with time running out.


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