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Dolphins-Chargers Capsule

MIAMI (0-0) vs LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (0-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE — Chargers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 0-0-0, Los Angeles 0-0-1

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 17-15

LAST MEETING — Dolphins beat Chargers 31-24, Nov. 13, 2016

LAST WEEK — Dolphins had bye due to Hurricane Irma; Chargers lost to Broncos 24-21

AP PRO32 RANKING — Dolphins No. 18, Chargers No. 21

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (NA), RUSH (NA), PASS (NA).

DOLPHINS Defence — OVERALL (NA), RUSH (NA), PASS (NA).

CHARGERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (18).

CHARGERS Defence — OVERALL (17), RUSH (26), PASS (12).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chargers make official Los Angeles debut in return to market after 56 seasons in San Diego. ... First regular-season game at 30,000-seat StubHub Center, smallest NFL stadium by far. Chargers open three-game homestand. ... Dolphins begin season after one-week delay due to Hurricane Irma's devastation of South Florida. ... Dolphins' scheduled opener against Tampa Bay was postponed to November, so Fins haven't played game since Aug. 31. ... Dolphins spent past week training in Oxnard, California, up coast from LA, after leaving Miami to avoid hurricane. ... Dolphins won nine of final 11 regular-season games last year to make playoffs. ... QB Jay Cutler makes Dolphins debut after ending retirement in wake of Ryan Tannehill's injury. ... Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi coming off 1,272-yard season. ... Cross-country rivals are meeting for fifth consecutive season and eighth time in 10 years. ... Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh had career-high 72 tackles last season. ... Dolphins DE William Hayes returns to Los Angeles after Rams traded him to Miami in off-season . ... Former USC All-American LB Rey Maualuga makes Dolphins debut back in LA after eight seasons in Cincinnati. ... Chargers worked on special teams all week after season opener ended with blocking mistake, Broncos' block of Bolts' potential tying field goal. ... Dolphins wary of Chargers pass rushers Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram. Each had 1 1/2 sacks in opener. ... Bosa's dad, John, was Dolphins' first-round pick in 1987. ... Chargers RB Melvin Gordon managed just 54 yards rushing on 18 carries in opener. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers needs 209 yards passing to pass Vinny Testaverde (46,233) for 11th place in NFL history. ... Chargers' Antonio Gates gets chance to set NFL record for TD catches by tight end at home. Needs one to break tie with Tony Gonzalez (111). ... Chargers have three Miami Hurricanes: WR Travis Benjamin will be in uniform, but S Rayshawn Jenkins has potential concussion and LB Denzel Perryman is injured. ... Fantasy Tip: Chargers' defence might be solid play given strong pass rush and Miami's suspect O-line.

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