They didn't record a sack and generated little pressure on Rivers until Jared Odrick broke through on third down to drop him early in the fourth quarter. It was a timely moment with the Chargers chipping away at a 17-16 Miami lead. Another sack by Olivier Vernon later took the Chargers out of field-goal range. Cameron Wake set them back with the third vital sack on the final drive. Brent Grimes remained the bright spot in the secondary, intercepting a Rivers overthrow on the Chargers' first possession, and slapping away San Diego's last hope on the final play. The degeneration of a once-formidable run defense continues to be a concern. That was evident again in a high number of tackles by the secondary. Ryan Mathews ran through Miami for 127 yards, including a career-longest 51-yard burst off tackle at the end of the third quarter.
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