October 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO (5-3) at MIAMI (4-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 5-3, Miami 4-2-1

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 15-14

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Chargers 20-16, Nov. 17, 2013

LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Jaguars 27-13; Chargers lost to Broncos 35-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 17, Chargers No. 8

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (30), PASS (8).

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (6).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (6), PASS (25).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (16), PASS (3).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins rank third in NFL at 5.0 yards per rush, while Chargers are averaging 3.1, next to last. ... Chargers' last victory in Miami came on Jan. 2, 1982 in playoffs. They've since lost seven road games against Dolphins. ... With five turnovers, all on interceptions, Chargers are tied for fewest turnovers by any team through eight games since 1978. They're only team without a fumble lost. ... Philip Rivers will try to extend his Chargers-record streak of at least one touchdown pass in 28 consecutive games. ... Rivers has passer rating of 125.1 on third down, second best in NFL. ... San Diego's Antonio Gates is tied for league lead with nine touchdown catches. ... Chargers have returned only five kickoffs for 80 yards. ... San Diego has scored on 56 consecutive red-zone possessions, second-longest streak in league. ... Each of Miami's victories has been by a double-digit margin. ... Dolphins are on pace to set NFL record with their average of 43.2 yards per interception return. That includes two touchdowns last week. ... Miami's Ryan Tannehill has had run of at least 30 yards in each of past three games, longest such NFL streak by any quarterback since 2004. ... Dolphins are allowing 4.8 yards per play, second best in league, and 6.1 per pass, which ranks first. ... Dolphins have blocked three kicks, tied for league lead. ... Miami has net punting average of 34.3 yards, worst in league.

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