After sitting out Week 1 due to Hurricane Irma, the Miami Dolphins will head west to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
In Week 1, the Miami Dolphins were forced to sit their season opener out, as their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. In Week 2, they will travel west to take on the Los Angeles Chargers, in the Chargers home opener at the StubHub Center. Both teams will be looking for their first win, as the Chargers lost their season opener against Denver on Monday night.
It will be a short week for the Chargers, who lost to the Broncos in heartbreaking fashion in primetime. After coming back from a 24-7 fourth quarter deficit to cut it to three, kicker Younghoe Koo’s game-tying field goal attempt was blocked. They now head home looking to get in the win column, though they will have to beat a Dolphins team coming off a playoff appearance in 2017.
The biggest move for the Dolphins this offseason was not one they wanted to make, as they had to bring Jay Cutler out of the broadcast booth to replace the injured Ryan Tannehill. Cutler is now reunited with his former coach in Adam Gase, who turned the franchise around in his first season at the helm in 2016. The Dolphins have some talent all over this roster, which should make for good entertainment on Sunday.
Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Carson, California
Venue: StubHub Center
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
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Point spread: Miami (+4.5)
Los Angeles has the talent to put up points in this one, but the Dolphins counter with a solid defensive unit. The 45-point over/under looks like a solid line, but this one will likely be a three-point game, so take Miami and the points. The line and over/under has changed a lot since opening, so check out sportsbookreview.com for up-to-date numbers prior to kick off.
All eyes will be on Jay Cutler in this one, as he looks to shake the rust off and help a playoff-ready Miami team. He has some solid weapons around him, but the question will be if he can stay in the game mentally. Teaming with Gase should make him quite productive this season, but I believe his Dolphins are in for a loss on Sunday.
The Chargers proved they can play good offensive football against an elite defense on Monday night, as Philip Rivers showed he can still fling it with the best of them. He will have an easier secondary to go after on Sunday, and with them playing at the StubHub Center for the first time this season, they will look to get into the win column in front of their new home fans.
Final Score: Chargers 24, Dolphins 20