The Chargers didn’t need Melvin Gordon. They didn’t need their kicker either.
Los Angeles ended its two-game losing streak to move to 2-2 on the season. The Dolphins remain winless.
Ekeler had 18 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 62 yards and a score. Pope had 20 yards on 10 carries and 14 yards and a score on two catches.
Rivers went 24-of-30 for 310 yards and two touchdowns.
The second half field goals came after it appeared Long hurt his foot on a first-half kickoff.
The Dolphins gained only 36 yards in the second half and Josh Rosen threw an interception after they trailed only 17-10 at halftime.
Rosen finished 17-of-24 for 180 yards with a touchdown and an interception.