Game at a glance

The Dolphins will be going for their first three-game winning streak since November of 2003 Sunday when they face the San Diego Chargers. More importantly, they will be looking to keep themselves in playoff contention. Here's a look at the matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (5-7) vs. San Diego Chargers (8-4)

STREAKS: Dolphins have won two straight; Chargers have won five straight

WHEN: Sunday, 4:15 p.m. ET

WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, Calif.


ANNOUNCERS: Gus Johnson, play-by-play; Steve Tasker, analysis

LINE: San Diego by 13 1/2

NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins -- 15th in total offense, tied for 13th in rushing offense, 14th in passing offense, 22nd in total defense, 23rd in rushing defense, 16th in passing defense; Chargers -- 6th in total offense, 7th in rushing offense, 11th in passing offense, 12th in total defense, 1st in rushing defense, 27th in passing defense.

COACHES: Dolphins, Nick Saban (1st season with team); Chargers, Marty Schottenheimer (4th season)

SERIES RECORD: The teams are tied 12-12, including a 2-2 record in the playoffs.

LAST MEETING: 2003 at Tempe, Ariz.; Dolphins 26, Chargers 10

DOLPHINS INJURIES: DT Keith Traylor (knee) is doubtful; WR Bryan Gilmore (shoulder) is questionable; WR Marty Booker (calf) is probable.

CHARGERS INJURIES: S Terrence Kiel (ankle), T Roman Oben (foot) and RB LaDainian Tomlinson (chest) are probable.

GAME NOTES: Dolphins LB Zach Thomas and DE Jason Taylor both will play with a harness to protect an injured shoulder. ... Former Dolphins first-round pick Jamar Fletcher is a reserve defensive back for the Chargers. ... WR Chris Chambers will try to make it three consecutive 100-yard games for the first time in his career. ... The Dolphins have won the last five meetings. ... Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, who also coached Cleveland, Kansas City and Washington, has a 4-10 career mark against the Dolphins.

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