Rivers. vs. Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill is a talented, but inconsistent QB. He has the potential to turn into a really good, "elite" QB one day, but he's not yet at the level that Philip Rivers is at.
Long week of rest (Ryan Mathews?)
The biggest weakness on the San Diego Chargers right now is their health. It's the reason why they barely beat the Raiders, why they lost to the Chiefs, and why they stood no chance against the Denver Broncos.
With a week and a half between games, and a bye week next week, health should be less of an issue for the Chargers than it has been in the last few weeks, and that's bad news for the Dolphins.
Ryan Mathews was at practice today too, which makes it possible that he could play on Sunday, which would be the biggest boost the team could hope for.
The Miami Dolphins are terrible at special teams. In fact, they have the worst special teams in the league, according to Football Outsiders.
They can't kick FGs from distance, their punter is not very good, and they're not great at kickoff coverage. They also don't do a great job of returning punts and kicks.
By contrast, the San Diego Chargers special teams looks excellent. Despite their poor return guys, the punting and kicking has been so consistently great that the Bolts come in as the 14th best special teams unit so far this season. That will help determine field position, which will help determine the winner of this game.
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