Upset of the Week: Miami Dolphins defeat San Diego Chargers 17-10

James WilliamsonSenior Writer IOctober 5, 2008

This was an article that I had no idea I would write. Is it just me or is Miami really getting better?

I have seen some strange things, but Miami is really surprising me with their ability. They lose to the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals, two teams that are expected to do well, but not spectacular. Then they crush the New England Patriots and upset the San Diego Chargers, two of the supposedly elite teams.

Miami dominated with its defense keeping star running back LaDainian Tomlinson to 35 yards rushing and 57 all-purpose yards. Darren Sproles was the lone spark in Chargers' offense, gathering 152 total yards. Philip Rivers threw for only 159 yards in 13/28 with one touchdown and no interceptions. The Chargers fall to 2-3, and the Dolphins rise to 2-2.

It was humiliating for Charger fans to see their defense do practically nothing in the game. This defense was +24 in turnovers last year and was expected to have killed its opponents with interceptions and sacks. However, it looks like San Diego's dream of winning the Super Bowl might actually end before it begins.

I was one of many who drafted the San Diego defense, but now I wish I had picked up another. It had one sack and a very good fumble recovery, but that was it. San Diego is now going to have to reexamine its entire team and find out what is wrong in order to start winning.

Miami was amazing. After coming off a bye week, running back Ronnie Brown and linebacker Joey Porter wanted to repeat their past game's performances. They did to an extent. Joey Porter and Vonnie Holliday shared a sack, and Ronnie Brown ran for 125 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown. Linebacker Matt Roth also registered a sack.

Chad Pennington was amazing, throwing 22/29 for 228 yards and a touchdown against, whom I still believe are, top-notch cornerbacks in Antonio Cromartie and Quentin Jammer. He showed great accuracy and ability in Miami's win. It's official people, the Dolphins will have a better record than last year.

I ask San Diego fans to explain to me what happened with comments.

I also ask Miami fans to explain what this new start means to them, as fans and to the team, and whom they believe is responsible for this. New Head Coach Tony Sparano or something else?

This is James Williamson and Week Five's upset of the week.