MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-5)

The San Diego Chargers face the Miami Dolphins on Monday night at Qualcomm Stadium, billed as the return of Junior. Junior Seau returns to the place he called home for his first 13 NFL seasons.<br><br> The Chargers have a 10-9 advantage in the series, but the Dolphins are winners of the past four.

COACHES VS. OPP.
Wannstedt: 4-0
Schottenheimer: 4-9

LAST WEEK
L 19-13 (OT) vs. Patriots
W 26-20 at Browns

LAST GAME
11/24/02: Chargers 3 at Dolphins 30. Miami RB Ricky Williams rushes for 124 yards & 2 TDs to lead Dolphins.

LAST GAME AT SITE
11/12/00: Dolphins 17, Chargers 7. Miami RB Lamar Smith rushes for 2 TDs as Dolphins score game's 1st 17 points.

BROADCAST
ABC (6:00 PM PT): Al Michaels, John Madden & Lisa Guerrero (Field Reporter).
CBS Radio: Marv Albert, Boomer Esiason, John Dockery (Field Reporter).

STATS

PASSING
Fiedler: 95-167-1,115-6-7-71.8
Brees: 120-209-1,211-7-8-69.3

RUSHING
R. Williams: 161-555-3.4-4
Tomlinson: 116-657 (3C)-5.7-3

RECEIVING
Chambers: 24-326-13.6-4 (T2C)
Tomlinson (RB): 32-180-5.6-0

OFFENSE
Miami- 305.8
SD- 331.5

TAKE/GIVE
Miami: +2
SD: -3

DEFENSE
Miami- 318.7
SD- 363.7

SACKS
Ogunleye: 5.0
Dingle, Scott: 3.5

INTs
Surtain: 4 (T1C)
5 tied: 1

PUNTING
Turk: 37.4
Bennett: 42.1

KICKING
Mare: 34 (13/13 PAT; 7/11 FG)
Christie: 37 (13/13 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Have 37 wins on MNF, most in NFL. Are making league-high 68th appearance on Monday night (37-30, .552). Head coach DAVE WANNSTEDT has never lost to Chargers (4-0)......QB JAY FIEDLER has 7-1 (.875) record vs. AFC West in career (1-0 vs. SD). Has career 33-15 (.688) record, tops among active starting QBs (min. 25 starts)......In only meeting vs. Chargers as Dolphin, RB RICKY WILLIAMS rushed for 143 yards & 2 TDs. Williams has rushed for 100+ yards in 8 of past 12 (1,503 yards; 125.3/gm)......WR CHRIS CHAMBERS had 7 catches for 138 yards in last game vs. AFC West (Oak, 12/15/02)......LB JUNIOR SEAU faces former team for 1st time. Seau played 13 seasons (1990-2002) with SD, was named to 12 consecutive Pro Bowls & was named to club's 40th Anniversary Team. Defense No. 1 in NFL in points allowed (11.6 per game). Dolphins outgained Chargers 413-144 in total yards in last meeting. DE JASON TAYLOR posted 2.0 sacks in last year's game & LB ZACH THOMAS had INT. Taylor has 1.0+ sack in each of past 2 vs. SD.

CHARGERS: Make 1st MNF appearance since 1996. Are 14-12 (.538) all-time on Monday night......QB DREW BREES has completed 50.0+ pct. of passes in 21 of 22 career starts……RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON has posted 2 of top 3 single-game rush totals in '03 (200, 187) & leads AFC RBs in receptions (32). Tomlinson is AFC's 2nd-leading rusher (657), 3rd in NFL in total scrimmage yards (837), & is tied for 3rd in AFC w/ 35 1st downs......WR DAVID BOSTON has at least one 40+ yd catch in 2 of past 3 games……Defense held Dolphins to 191 net passing yards in last meeting. DE ADRIAN DINGLE & DT DEQUINCY SCOTT lead club with 3.5 sacks each……P DARREN BENNETT ties for 2nd in AFC in net avg. (37.6). K STEVE CHRISTIE made 4 of 5 FG tries last week at Cle., including 3 of 4 from 40-50 yards.


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