Dolphins defense with 4 picks as Miami extends win streak to 4
Miami earns wild win over Chargers 31-24
SAN DIEGO – The Miami Dolphins defense intercepted Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers four times in what turned out to be a wild win in San Diego, 31-24.
The four picks helped extend Miami's current win streak to four.
Two of those picks came in the final 1:13 of the ball game, one by Kiko Alonso and the other by Tony Lippett who tallied two interceptions in the game.
Alonso intercepted Rivers and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown that gave Miami a 31-24 lead with 1:13 left in the game.
Lippett's second interception of the game came with just :37 left in the contest.
And that was just a small sample of the wild afternoon in San Diego.
Miami kicker Andrew Franks kicked a 27-yard field goal to tie the game 24-24 with 2:57 left in the game.
The Chargers took the lead with 4:04 left in the game thanks to a Rivers 51-yard touchdown throw to Tyrell Williams that saw the Bolts go up 24-21.
Miami return man Jakeem Grant fumbled a punt in the fourth quarter and the Chargers recovered, but Lippett intercepted Philip Rivers in the end zone to help the Dolphins maintain their 21-17 lead.
Tannehill lobbed a great ball to running back Damien Williams for an 18-yard touchdown to give Miami a 21-17 lead. It was the third lead change of the quarter.
Rivers threw a seven-yard touchdown to Hunter Henry in the third quarter to give the Chargers a 17-14 lead.
The Dolphins put together an impressive drive to open the second half, highlighted by a Jay Ajayi 40-yard run and capped by a Damien Williams two-yard touchdown that gave Miami a 14-10 lead.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Dolphins quickly found themselves down 10-0 in the second quarter after a Chargers field goal followed by a Philip Rivers 11-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates with 7:43 left in the quarter.
The 'Fins got on the board with 4:37 left in the second quarter when Ryan Tannehill took a big hit, but delivered a perfect ball on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills in the back of the end zone.
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