Los Angeles Chargers 23, Miami Dolphins 17 – The Denver Post

Quick thoughts from the South Florida Sun Sentinel staff members on the Miami Dolphins’ win/loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday:

Chris Perkins, Dolphin Columnist

The Dolphins defense will receive a lot of blame, but this loss is largely attributable to the offense. He continues to struggle to score touchdowns against teams that are .500 or better. Yes, the defense allowed 23 points, but the offense needs to be better and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa needs to be better. We haven’t said the latter many times this season.

David Furones, Dolphin Writer

The Dolphins were never in sync offensively, and the defense, while keeping the score relatively low, allowed the Chargers to move up and down the field to dominate possession time. Amid all the constant comparisons, Justin Herbert outclassed Tagovailoa, even as Los Angeles had five defensive starters. The Dolphins were expected to come out of the West Coast swing with a split. They ended up getting swept up, and it doesn’t get any easier with a trip to freezing Buffalo in a short week.

Keven Lerner, Associate Sports Editor

The Dolphins lost a crucial game to a .500 team and had arguably their most valuable player, Tyreek Hill, noticeably limping at the end. Now a trip to Buffalo where Miami will be a significant underdog against the 10-3 Bills. As Tagovailoa struggled, the Dolphins defense, primarily Christian Wilkins and Jaelan Phillips, was fantastic.

Steve Svekis, Senior Sports Content Writer

Herbert was stellar and Tagovailoa was out for the second game in a row as the Dolphins lost a game they needed to have. At 8-5 with a short week-long December trip to Buffalo on deck, bettors will expect the Dolphins to play their Christmas game against the Green Bay Packers at 8-6. Miami’s defense played very well to limit the Chargers to just 23 points.


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