4:15 PM ET, September 27, 2009
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Chargers finally solve Dolphins as Rivers shines with 300 in the air, TD on ground
SAN DIEGO -- After putting his right arm to good use, Philip Rivers proved he has some wheels, too.Picking up on something he'd seen while watching film during the week, Rivers scored on a 5-yard scramble late in the third quarter Sunday to highlight a 23-13 victory over the winless Miami Dolphins, who lost quarterback Chad Pennington to a shoulder injury early in the second half.
• The Chargers beat Miami in the regular season for the first time since 1993.
• Sunday was the first time Philip Rivers has thrown for 300 yards without a passing TD.
• The Dolphins are 0-3 for the second time in three seasons.
• Vincent Jackson had his second straight 100-yard game and the fifth of his career.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Porter left in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury and didn't return. ... Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman was forced out early in the third quarter with a groin injury sustained a week earlier in a loss to Baltimore. ... The Chargers have a winning record after three games for just the second time in seven seasons.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-4||1-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|FG||9:24||Nate Kaeding 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 14 plays, 72 yds, 6:58
|FG||3:29||Dan Carpenter 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 11 yds, 3:29
|FG||4:11||Dan Carpenter 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 44 yds, 7:03
|TD||2:07||Philip Rivers 5 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yds, 2:07
|FG||12:33||Nate Kaeding 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 2:16
|FG||6:54||Nate Kaeding 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 41 yds, 4:58
|TD||5:53||Eric Weddle 31 Yard Interception Return (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 11 yds, 1:08
|TD||2:57||Ricky Williams 14 Yard Run (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 76 yds, 2:54