Unfortunately, my prediction turned out to be right last week, as the Dolphins fell to the Colts. So now I'm 1-1 on the season.
This week, Miami has to travel across the country on a short week to play one of the best teams in the league. Miami does get some relief, however, in the form of LaDainian Tomlinson, Nick Hardwick, and Travis Johnson all being ruled out with injuries. San Diego's monster nose tackle Jamal Williams is also out for the year and is being replaced by a practice squad guy.
Miami will have room to run, but in order to win, they'll need a vast improvement out of the defense, especially when it comes to covering targets in the middle of the field.
Against Philip Rivers, I'm not sure the defense can deliver. I'm picking the Chargers to win.
Also, after last week's loss, Miami's playoff odds now stand at 3.7%, a drop of 2.5%.