Chiefs lone remaining unbeaten; Bucs beat Parcells
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - With wildfires raging in the San Diego area, the Chargers and Miami Dolphins will meet Monday night at Arizona's Sun Devil Stadium.
The game was scheduled to be at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, marking a homecoming for Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau. But on Sunday, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue suggested the teams play at Arizona after the city of San Diego advised the league that the game could not be played at Qualcomm.
Wildfires in Southern California have burned at least 650 homes and left 14 people dead. The fires stretch for miles and have been fanned by fierce winds.
The parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium has been turned into a major evacuation center as residents in surrounding neighborhoods were ordered out of their homes by authorities.
Seau, who was born in San Diego and graduated from Oceanside High School, spent his entire career with the Chargers before being dealt to Miami in April for a conditional pick in the 2004 draft.
Perhaps the greatest defensive player in the Chargers' history, Seau was selected to 12 Pro Bowls in 13 seasons as an outside linebacker in San Diego. He received the 2003 Spirit of San Diego Award from the city's Chamber of Commerce for community commitment and leadership.
Miami (4-2) had won four straight games before last week's 19-13 overtime loss to the New England Patriots. The Dolphins can move within one-half game of the Patriots for the lead in the AFC East with a win Monday.
San Diego (1-5) is in the basement of the AFC West, but comes off its first win, a 26-20 victory at Cleveland.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 38-5 rout of the Buffalo Bills. Earlier Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings fell from the ranks of the unbeatens, losing to the New York Giants, 29-17.
Only 11 teams since 1972 have reached the midway point of the season with an unbeaten record and eight of those advanced to the Super Bowl.
Kansas City's next four games are against teams with losing records - Cleveland (3-5), Cincinnati (3-4), Oakland (2-5) and San Diego.
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