STADIUM: SoFi Stadium
REFEREE: Brad Allen
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) MIA: 109 or 387 LAC: 104 or 227
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: MIA leads series, 17-15 (LAC won 2 of past 3)
POSTSEASON: Series tied, 2-2
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/11/22: MIA 17 at LAC 23
POSTSEASON: 1/8/95 AFC-DIV: MIA 21 at SD 22
Mike McDaniel vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-1 Reg. Season: 9-8 (.529) Postseason: 0-1 (.000)
Brandon Staley vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-0 Reg. Season: 19-15 (.559) Postseason: 0-1 (.000)
MIAMI DOLPHINS NOTES:
- QB TUA TAGOVAILOA led NFL with 105.5 passer rating in 2022 & set career highs in pass yards (3,548) & TD passes (25) in 13 games. Had 0 INTs in 4 of final 5 road games last season. Has 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs in 2 career starts vs. LAC.
- RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had career-high 1,093 scrimmage yards & 891 rush yards last season with 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.).
- WR TYREEK HILL ranked 2nd in NFL with 119 catches & 1,710 rec. yards in 2022, both single-season franchise records, with 8 TDs (7 rec., 1 rush). Joined HOFer Randy Moss as only WRs ever with 7+ TDs in each of 1st 7 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAC with 80+ rec. yards & TD catch.
- WR JAYLEN WADDLE had 75 catches last season for career-high 1,356 rec. yards & 8 TDs. Hill & Waddle combined for 3,066 rec. yards in 2022, third-most ever by a pair of teammates in a season.
- CB XAVIEN HOWARD led team with 12 PD in 2022 & is 1 of 4 players with 12+ PD in each of past 3 seasons. Leads NFL with 28 INTs since 2017.
- S JEVON HOLLAND had career-high 93 tackles last season & led team with 2 INTs. Had 5 tackles in last meeting.
- LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 8 sacks last season with career-high 3 FFs. Has 2 career sacks vs. LAC.
- LB JEROME BAKER had 3rd-career season with 100+ tackles (100) in 2022 & had 4 sacks. Had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting.
- LB JAELAN PHILLIPS had 7 sacks in 2022. Had sack in last meeting.
- DT CHRISTIAN WILKINS led all DL with 98 tackles in 2022, most tackles by any DL in a season since 2000. Is only DL since 2000 with 85+ tackles in multiple seasons. Had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting.
- DT ZACH SIELER had career-best 70 tackles & tied career high with 3.5 sacks last season.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS NOTES:
- QB JUSTIN HERBERT ranked 2nd in NFL with 4,739 pass yards last season & became 1st player ever with 4,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 3 career seasons. Has 14,089 career pass yards, most-ever by QB in 1st 3 seasons, & 94 TD passes, 2nd-most by QB in 1st 3 seasons. Had career-high 39 completions with 367 pass yards & TD pass in last meeting.
- RB AUSTIN EKELER led NFL with 18 TDs (13 rush, 5 rec.) in 2022, becoming 2nd player since 2010 (Todd Gurley) with 18+ TDs in consecutive seasons, & led all RBs with 107 catches, tied 2nd-most ever by RB in a season. Had 2 rush TDs in 3 of final 4 games of season, incl. playoffs. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD.
- WR KEENAN ALLEN had 66 catches & 752 rec. yards in 10 games last season & is 1 of 5 WRs with 750+ rec. yards in each of past 6 seasons. Had 12 catches for 92 yards in last meeting.
- WR MIKE WILLIAMS led team with 895 rec. yards in 2022. Had 6 catches for 116 yards & TD in last meeting.
- WR JOSHUA PALMER set career highs in catches (72) & rec. yards (769) last season. Had 53 rec. yards in last meeting.
- WR QUENTIN JOHNSTON was picked No. 21 overall in 2023 NFL Draft.
- LB JOEY BOSA had 2.5 sacks in 5 games last season. Has 60.5 sacks in 84 career games.
- LB KHALIL MACK led team with 8 sacks in 2022 & is 1 of 2 (Cameron Jordan) in NFL with 6+ sacks in each of past 8 seasons.
- S DERWIN JAMES was 1 of 2 DBs (L’Jarius Sneed) last season with 100+ tackles (115), 3+ sacks (4) & 2+ INTs (2).
- CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. had 6 PD & 3 INTs in 2022-WC vs. Jax., becoming 1st player with 3 INTs in playoff game since 2003 season.
- CB J.C. JACKSON has 7 PD & 3 INTs in 8 career games vs. Mia.