Thursday, October 2, 2008

Chargers hope to revive Miami memories


If you’re old enough, you will definitely remember the last time that the Chargers won a game at Miami.

Who can forget that epic playoff game on Jan. 2, 1982 when the Chargers prevailed in overtime 41-38?

Remember the game-winning, 29-yard field goal by Rolf Benirschke 13:52 into overtime; remember the photos of an exhausted Kellen Winslow being helped off the field by two teammates.

Classic!

What’s not so classic are recent performances by the Chargers, who have lost six straight to the Dolphins.

The most recent, a 23-21 loss in 2005, came at a time when the Chargers controlled their playoff destiny beforehand (but never did make the playoffs.)

Then two years previous, the Monday night game was moved to Phoenix because of massive wildfires in San Diego with the Dolphins winning, 26-10.

It’s a little different now with the Chargers being (somewhat) considered a powerhouse and the Dolphins a pushover … until their stunning upset of New England two weeks ago.

Miami has not won two straight since November 2006 … and it says here the streak will continue.

Weekend Predictions:
Chargers 24, Dolphins 17
Texas Christian 41, San Diego State 13

2 comments:

kareem said...

I very well remember the last San Diego-Miami classic game. I was in college watching it with a buddy and we did not think it would ever end. It was truly one of the most classic games I have ever seen in my forty something years of watching football; it was a great game.

sam said...

I still remember the Chargers leading like 24-0 after the first quarter before Miami caught them. It may have been the greatest game in team history. Let's hope the Dolphins don't come that close Sunday.