Game time: Fast facts, injury report and key info for Miami Dolphins (5-3) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-6)

Safid Deen, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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Kickoff: 4:05 p.m., Hard Rock Stadium; Miami Gardens

TV: CBS (Ch: 4 in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and Ch: 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560-AM), KISS (99.9-FM), WQBA (1140-AM, Spanish)

Coaches: Brian Flores 5-3 (10-14 in second season with Dolphins); Anthony Lynn 2-6 (28-28 in four seasons with Chargers)

Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series 18-16, but the Chargers won last season’s Week 4 matchup, 30-10, at Hard Rock Stadium.

Line: Miami is a 1.5-point favorite, with an over-under of 48.

Injuries: Dolphins — Questionable: RB Matt Brieda (hamstring), TE Durham Smythe (concussion), DB Jamal Perry (foot); Out: OLB Kyle Van Noy (reserve/COVID-19), DT Christian Wilkins (reserve/COVID-19)

Chargers — Questionable: OL Bryan Bulaga (back), RB Troymaine Pope (neck), OL Trai Turner (groin); Out: DE Joey Bosa (concussion), RB Justin Jackson (knee)

Noteworthy: Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will make his third career start, facing fellow rookie Justin Herbert and the Chargers. The Dolphins picked Tagovailoa over Herbert with the fifth pick in the 2020 NFL draft, while Herbert was selected one pick later. ...

Tagovailoa led a fourth-quarter Dolphins comeback against the Arizona Cardinals last week, improving to 2-0 as a starter. Herbert is 1-6 as a starter as Los Angeles has lost all of its games this season by seven points or less. …

The Dolphins will be without starting linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, who were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this past week, dealing a blow to Miami’s defense. ...

The Dolphins need bounce-back games from cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, who nearly cost Miami last week at Arizona. They’ll face Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, whose 62 catches are second in the NFL and has gone for 651 yards and four touchdowns. …

Flores and Lynn meet for the second straight season, although this matchup will be the only one in the NFL between Black head coaches in 2020.


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