Dolphins lose 30-10 to Chargers, now 0-4, outscored 81-0 in second half

EthanJSkolnick

There's only so long the dam can hold.

We've now seen that two straight weeks with the Miami Dolphins, as they were competitive in Sunday's first half against the depleted Los Angeles Chargers -- just as they were frisky in last Sunday's first half in Dallas against the Cowboys -- only to collapse again in the second.

This time, a 17-10 halftime deficit became a 30-10 loss, dropping Miami's record to 0-4.

Here's a recap, from myself and Craig Davis of @DolphinMaven...

A couple of statistics stand out...

Miami has now been outscored 81-0 in the second half of its first four games.

Yes, 81-0.

And opposing quarterbacks have a passer rating over 130, after Philip Rivers topped that number Sunday.

The players didn't have much to say in the locker room, but here was some of the best of it...

DeVante Parker, who had the only touchdown, just the Dolphins' second of the season as they enter the bye...

Relative newcomer Taco Charlton, who had a sack...

And Kenyan Drake, who had only nine carries, and doesn't seem long for this place...

Next up?

A week off.

Then similarly 0-4 Washington.

And this is an absolute must-loss. Yes, the Redskins just took Dwayne Haskins, but if they pick first, they can flip the pick to a team that wants to jump the Dolphins. Or could hold out for a huge package from Chris Grier and Miami.

After all, we know what this is about...

After Tua Tagovailoa threw seven (seven!) touchdowns for Alabama against Ole Miss on Saturday, with Grier on hand to watch, it's apparent that every effort will be made to secure the future star. Even if quarterback, with Josh Rosen playing reasonably well, doesn't appear to be the Dolphins' biggest weakness.

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