The term "must-win" is used so often that it seems to lose all meaning when applied.
This game was a must-win for both teams.
Miami won the game 20-16, which now has them tied at 5-5 with the New York Jets for the final AFC wild card spot, with two December meetings coming up against their heated AFC East rivals.
Despite the turbulence Miami has faced in the last two weeks, they are in control of their own destiny.
Here's a look at what I took away from Miami's performance against the Chargers, who at 4-6 find themselves deep in a hole.