Wrap-up: Chargers 23, Dolphins 13
September, 27, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The Miami Dolphins traveled all the way across the country to get bashed in the head.
The defending AFC East champs lost the game and their quarterback and fell to 0-3.
The San Diego Chargers pulled away in the second half of an early stalemate to win 23-13 at Qualcomm Stadium.
Chad Pennington left the game with a shoulder injury, giving way to Chad Henne. But it didn't seem to matter who was throwing the ball.
The Dolphins had no semblance of a passing game. Pennington and Henne combined to complete 18 of 31 passes for 146 yards.
Six days ago, Miami's offense looked like a juggernaut against the Indianapolis Colts. The Wildcat chewed up as much real estate as it did time off the clock. But that disappeared without the threat of a damaging throw here or there.
Ronnie Brown had 18 carries for 75 yards. Ricky Williams had the lone touchdown -- just as he did in Week 1 -- to go along with 55 yards on eight attempts.