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Dolphins hold on to spoil Chargers' LA debut, 19-17

CARSON, Calif. (AP) The Miami Dolphins felt they had won one for hurricane-ravaged South Florida in their belated season opener.

Cody Parkey hit his fourth field goal from 54 yards with 1:05 to play, and the Dolphins rallied in the fourth quarter to spoil the Los Angeles Chargers' home opener with a 19-17 victory Sunday.

Younghoe Koo missed a 44-yard field goal attempt with 5 seconds left after Philip Rivers maneuvered the Chargers (0-2) into scoring range in the final minute before a crowd of 25,381 in their first home game since relocating to the Los Angeles area after 56 seasons in San Diego.

Jay Cutler passed for 230 yards and Jay Ajayi rushed for 122 for the Dolphins, who spent the past nine days in California after leaving Miami early to avoid Hurricane Irma.

With ''ONE FLORIDA'' decals on their helmets and their hometown in their hearts, the Dolphins grinded through a tight game and then celebrated wildly when Koo pushed his kick barely right.

''I think adversity shows character, and here we are,'' Miami defensive end Cameron Wake said. ''It definitely has been a crazy past few days. Every so often, something happens that puts things in perspective. Football takes a back seat for a while, but once we weathered the storm and got out ... we were just trying to get back to normal.''

The Dolphins were well-rested after their home opener against Tampa Bay was postponed, leaving them to play their latest season opener since 1977. Parkey still did most of the Dolphins' scoring, connecting from 30, 28 and 35 yards before burying his longest kick in the waning moments.

Kenny Stills caught a 29-yard TD pass in the third quarter from Cutler, who went 24 of 33 without an interception in his Dolphins debut.

''There's definitely an edge to this team,'' said Cutler, who came out of retirement to take over for injured Ryan Tannehill. ''This team doesn't get down. It just bounces right back.''

Rivers passed for 331 yards, and Antonio Gates set an NFL record with his 112th touchdown reception as a tight end, breaking his tie with Tony Gonzalez.

The dynamic duo couldn't prevent the Chargers from taking yet another agonizing loss: They've dropped 11 games by eight points or fewer since the start of last season, three more than any other NFL team.

''I believe we will figure out how to win these close games,'' said Anthony Lynn, whose first head coaching victory will have to wait at least another week.

Melvin Gordon scored the Chargers' first touchdown in their new home from 1 yard in the second quarter.

THE FINISH

Parkey's 35-yard field goal trimmed Los Angeles' lead to one point with 6:28 to play, and Miami's defense held. The Dolphins got the ball back near midfield with 3:02 left and set up another big kick from Parkey, the Jupiter, Florida, native claimed off waivers two weeks ago.

Rivers and the Chargers moved 54 yards in 52 seconds to set up Koo, whose potential game-tying field goal was blocked in Denver last week.

The undrafted rookie kicker beat out maligned Josh Lambo for this job in the preseason, but he missed two more field goals against the Dolphins.

''Losing two tough ones down at the buzzer, we can be sick about it for a little while,'' Rivers said. ''But we've got a division opponent (Kansas City) coming in here that isn't going to feel any sympathy. We've got to be ready to go.''

NEW CITY

The Chargers' latest last-minute loss dampened the festivities around a fresh start for the franchise, which brought five members of its inaugural 1960 Los Angeles Chargers to its temporary home at 27,000-seat StubHub Center, which was packed with a lively mix of both opponents' fans - just like at most games in San Diego in recent years.

ABSENCES

Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons was inactive after unexpectedly leaving the team during the weekend. He was expected to start this season for the Dolphins, who signed him to a $12 million deal after he spent the past 10 years with Pittsburgh.

Chargers: Starting CB Jason Verrett was unable to play because of pain in his surgically repaired knee.

UP NEXT

Dolphins: After traveling home for a week of practice at their undamaged training complex in Davie, they'll travel to New York to face the Jets.

Chargers: A three-game homestand continues with that visit from the Chiefs, who have beaten their AFC West rivals six straight times.

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Key Players
J. Cutler 6 QB
230 YDs, 1 TDs, 0 INTs
P. Rivers 17 QB
331 YDs, 1 TDs, 0 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:05
C.Parkey 54 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
5
plays
15
yds
1:57
pos
19
17
Field Goal 6:28
C.Parkey 35 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
14
plays
64
yds
7:05
pos
16
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:43
C.Parkey 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
12
plays
67
yds
5:35
pos
13
17
Point After TD 8:18
Y.Koo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 8:18
P.Rivers pass short middle to A.Gates for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
77
yds
3:49
pos
10
16
Point After TD 12:07
C.Parkey extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
10
10
Touchdown 12:07
J.Cutler pass deep right to K.Stills for 29 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:53
pos
9
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:01
Y.Koo extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Touchdown 5:01
M.Gordon left guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
70
yds
3:57
pos
3
9
Field Goal 13:41
Y.Koo 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-D.Kaser.
6
plays
23
yds
2:36
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:07
C.Parkey 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
13
plays
70
yds
6:18
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 33:22 26:38
1st Downs 21 24
Rushing 6 3
Passing 13 19
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 5-13 2-8
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 336 367
Total Plays 68 54
Avg Gain 4.9 6.8
Net Yards Rushing 111 44
Rush Attempts 32 14
Avg Rush Yards 3.5 3.1
Net Yards Passing 225 323
Comp. - Att. 24-34 31-39
Yards Per Pass 6.6 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-5 1-8
Penalties - Yards 5-23 6-56
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 3-43.3 4-42.5
Return Yards 92 89
Punts - Returns 3-21 1-23
Kickoffs - Returns 3-71 4-66
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 3/5
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 4/4 1/3
Red Zone Eff. 0-3 -0% 2-3 -67%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-2 -0% 2-2 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Dolphins 1-0 3010619
Chargers 0-2 0107017
225 PASS YDS 323
111 RUSH YDS 44
336 TOTAL YDS 367
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Cutler 6 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 230 1 0 101.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.7% 230 1 0 101.8
J. Cutler 24/33 230 1 0 15
J. Landry 14 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
J. Landry 0/1 0 0 0 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Ajayi 23 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
28 122 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 122 0
J. Ajayi 28 122 0 20 12
J. Cutler 6 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
J. Cutler 2 -1 0 0 15
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
K. Drake 1 -3 0 -3 0
J. Landry 14 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
J. Landry 1 -7 0 -7 7
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Parker 11 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 4 85 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 85 0
D. Parker 9 4 85 0 31 8
J. Landry 14 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
15 13 78 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 78 0
J. Landry 15 13 78 0 18 7
K. Stills 10 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 37 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 37 1
K. Stills 5 2 37 1 29 9
J. Thomas 89 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 26 0
J. Thomas 3 3 26 0 11 2
J. Ajayi 23 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 4 0
J. Ajayi 2 2 4 0 3 12
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Hull 45 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
M. Hull 7-3 0.0 0 0
X. Howard 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
X. Howard 6-1 0.0 0 0
R. Jones 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
R. Jones 5-1 0.0 0 0
B. Maxwell 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Maxwell 4-0 0.0 0 0
K. Alonso 47 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
K. Alonso 4-3 0.0 0 0
C. Allen 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Allen 4-0 0.0 0 0
N. Allen 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
N. Allen 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Wake 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Wake 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Suh 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
N. Suh 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. McCain 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
B. McCain 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Thomas 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Thomas 2-0 0.0 0 0
W. Hayes 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
W. Hayes 1-1 1.0 0 0
K. Drake 32 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Drake 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Taylor 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Godchaux 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Godchaux 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Branch 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Branch 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Phillips 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
J. Phillips 0-3 0.0 0 0
J. March-Lillard 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. March-Lillard 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Parkey 1 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/4 1/1
C. Parkey 4/4 54 1/1 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Haack 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 43.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 43.3 0
M. Haack 3 43.3 0 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Drake 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 23.7 34 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 23.7 34 0
K. Drake 3 23.7 34 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 7.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 7.0 14 0
J. Grant 3 7.0 14 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
79.5% 331 1 0 110.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
79.5% 331 1 0 110.6
P. Rivers 31/39 331 1 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
B. Oliver 32 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 31 0
B. Oliver 3 31 0 26 3
M. Gordon 28 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 13 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 13 1
M. Gordon 9 13 1 11 13
D. Watt 34 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
D. Watt 1 0 0 0 0
P. Rivers 17 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
P. Rivers 1 0 0 0 19
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Allen 13 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 9 100 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 100 0
K. Allen 10 9 100 0 24 10
H. Henry 86 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 80 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 80 0
H. Henry 7 7 80 0 17 8
M. Gordon 28 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 65 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 65 0
M. Gordon 8 7 65 0 16 13
Ty. Williams 16 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 54 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 54 0
Ty. Williams 4 4 54 0 23 5
T. Benjamin 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
T. Benjamin 3 1 11 0 11 1
A. Gates 85 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 11 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 11 1
A. Gates 4 2 11 1 7 7
S. McGrath 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
S. McGrath 1 1 10 0 10 1
D. Inman 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
D. Inman 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Pullard 50 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
H. Pullard 7-3 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
J. Brown 6-6 0.0 0 0
T. Boston 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
T. Boston 6-3 0.0 0 0
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Addae 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bosa 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Bosa 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. King 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. King 5-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
M. Ingram 4-0 1.0 0 0
Tr. Williams 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
Tr. Williams 4-2 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
C. Hayward 3-2 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Philon 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Palepoi 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Palepoi 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Harris 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
N. Harris 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Phillips 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Phillips 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. McCoil 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. McCoil 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Watt 34 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Watt 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. McCain 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
C. McCain 1-1 1.0 0 0
C. Liuget 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Liuget 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
K. Emanuel 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Toomer 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Toomer 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Davis 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Davis 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Ekeler 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Ekeler 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Onwualu 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Onwualu 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Y. Koo 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/3 2/2
Y. Koo 1/3 41 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Kaser 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 42.5 3
D. Kaser 4 42.5 3 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Ekeler 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 16.3 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 16.3 22 0
A. Ekeler 3 16.3 22 0
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
D. King 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Benjamin 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
T. Benjamin 1 23.0 23 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 MIA 18 6:18 13 70 FG
3:33 MIA 12 2:16 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:41 MIA 17 4:43 8 34 Punt
5:01 MIA 34 2:00 3 8 Punt
0:30 MIA 33 0:30 6 15 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIA 25 2:53 7 75 TD
8:18 MIA 23 5:35 12 67 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 MIA 19 7:05 14 64 FG
3:02 MIA 49 1:57 5 15 FG
0:05 MIA 34 0:05 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 25 1:35 3 6 Punt
7:07 LAC 25 3:34 4 14 Punt
1:17 MIA 46 2:36 6 23 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:58 LAC 30 3:57 7 70 TD
3:01 LAC 20 2:31 10 55 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:07 LAC 23 3:49 8 77 TD
2:43 LAC 21 4:10 7 37 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:28 LAC 6 3:26 6 19 Punt
1:05 LAC 20 1:00 6 54 FG Miss