SAN DIEGO -- The injuries first: Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert, who suffered an injury to the same right knee that needed reconstruction last year, said "I'll be fine," after he left the locker room following a 30-14 loss to the Chargers.
The news is not quite is good for center Mike Pouncey.
He left the stadium with his left foot stabilized in a boot. He might not be done for the season but he is going to miss time, according to a source. Coach Dan Campbell, asked if either Albert or Pouncey suffered season-ending injuries said Albert was better off than Pouncey.
So the Miami offensive line that was terrible on Sunday even when the starters were in, is about to lose its heart and soul. Not that it matters as far as the 2015 season is concerned.
The Dolphins are 5-9 and a bitter disappointment of a team.
Their secondary is swiss cheese and Phillip Rivers proved that by completing 26 of 36 passes for 311 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The picks were inconsequential as one Reshad Jones had in the first half was erased when he fumbled the ball back on the return and San Diego recovered.
The second one, by Brent Grimes, came when the game was already decided.
And this game was decided by halftime when the Chargers held a 23-0 lead.
The Dolphins scored two second half touchdowns, including one with 1:45 remaining to play.
Garbage time stats galore.