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Thursday, 30 October 2014

San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins: Five Things to Know

Miami has not been a happy hunting ground for the San Diego Chargers. Back in 1995 the Chargers lost 26-49 against the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XXIX. Mike McCoy will be tyring to avoid a third straight defeat on Sunday.

Here are five things to know about the game;

Gates in form

Antonio Gates has had a very productive season for the Chargers thus far. Gates leads the Bolts in touchdowns with nine and needs five me to equal Tony Martin (1996) and Lance Alworth's (1965) touchdown record for a single season for the Chargers (14). If Gates gets another on Sunday, it will be the fourth time in his career that he has reached 10 or more touchdowns in a season. Tony Martin (1996) and Lance Alworth (1965) hold the touchdown record for a single season for the Chargers with 14 touchdowns.

It's time to go long

Miami born Branden Oliver has made the longest play for the Chargers in 2014 with 52 yards rushing. Mike Wallace leads the way for the Dolpins with a 50-yard receptions.

A dollar in the red

Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 17 times so far this season for a loss of 100 yards. Tannehill will be hoping to avoid being the most sacked quarterback for a second season in a row.

Miami love to entertain the Chargers

The Chargers are not only looking to avoid a third straight defeat this season, but they have lost their last eight games on the road to the Dolphins.

Sack master

Cameron Wake is looking for sack number 58 of his career and has had a sack in each of his last three games.

This is a tough game to call, both teams have their sights set on the playoffs. A defeat for either team will be a big set-back.


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