LA had a late field goal attempt blocked, which sealed the game. The drive stalled after the Dolphins had a first-and-goal from the 6-yard line and they settled for a 28-yard field goal.
The Chargers drove the length of the field with two time-outs left and set up the Chargers kicker for a 44 yard game winning field goal with.05 seconds left on the clock.
Jay Cutler- Smokin’ Jay completed 24-of-33 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown for a cool passer rating of 101.8.
For all the Chargers’ efforts, everyone seems to be experiencing growing pains.
The loss spoiled Antonio Gates making his 112th touchdown reception, the most by a tight end. With just seconds left, it looked like they wouldn’t even get the kick off, or if so, it’d be rushed. Witten caught seven passes for 59 yards and a score in the Dallas Cowboys’ 19-3 win over the New York Giants last week to give him 1,096 catches for 11,947 yards and 64 touchdowns.
In the National Football League, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were supposed to play the Dolphins this week, will open their season at home against the Chicago Bears. Neither team committed a turnover.
Cutler was able to lean on a sturdy running game led by Jay Ajayi.
The paid attendance was announced at 25,381, including many fans clad in aqua Dolphins jerseys. The Carson, Calif., stadium has a capacity of 27,000.
Preparation for Sunday’s home game against Chicago began in earnest Wednesday with just the third full practice the Bucs have had since the end of the preseason August 31. He hit his second field goal of the game in the third quarter which had Miami trailing 17-13.He also hit a 35-yard field goal in the fourth quarter that cut the Miami deficit to 17-16. Los Angeles had just 249 total yards while holding the Broncos to 321 total yards. They then turned it on and nearly completed a comeback, but their last-second field goal was blocked, handing them a loss. Miami won past year on a fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown by linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Kenny Stills hauled in Cutler’s 29-yard scoring pass to tie the score at 10-10.