Tennessee 20, San Diego 17

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 22, 2013
Location - LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Temperature - 72°
Head Official - Tony Corrente
Attendance - 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego 7 3 7 0 17
Tennessee 0 10 0 10 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 1-2 0-1 1-1 L1
Tennessee 2-1 1-0 1-1 W1

Recap


Titans 20, Chargers 17: Justin Hunter hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left as host Tennessee stunned San Diego.

Facing a third-and-10, Jake Locker heaved a pass to Hunter in the end zone for his first career NFL reception to cap a 10-play, 94-yard drive. Locker went 23-for-37 for 299 yards while Nate Washington added eight catches for 131 yards to pace the Titans (2-1).

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-24 passes for 184 yards and a score for the Chargers (1-2), who converted just three of nine third-down opportunities. Antonio Gates led the way with five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.

San Diego hit the scoresheet just over five minutes into the game as Rivers capped a short drive with a 7-yard scoring strike to Gates. The teams traded second-quarter field goals before the Titans drew even on Locker's 7-yard touchdown run with 1:08 remaining in the half.

The Chargers surged back in front late in the third quarter as Rivers' 34-yard strike to Ladarius Green set up Ronnie Brown's 1-yard touchdown plunge. Rob Bironas' 37-yard field goal with 6:07 left in the fourth made it 17-13, and the Titans were given an opening to win after the Chargers managed just 18 yards on seven plays on the ensuing drive.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brown's third-quarter score was the Chargers' first rushing touchdown since Ryan Mathews had a 13-yard TD run in a 31-24 loss to New Orleans on Oct. 7, 2012. ... San Diego WR Eddie Royal, who scored five touchdowns in the first two games, had just two catches for 34 yards. ... RB Chris Johnson led all players with 90 rushing yards on 19 carries for Tennessee.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
San Diego   Tennessee
Ryan Mathews Player Chris Johnson
16 Attempts 19
58 Yards 90
3.6 Avg Yards 4.7
0 Touchdowns 0
8 Long 23
Receiving
San Diego   Tennessee
Antonio Gates Player Nate Washington
5 Receptions 8
55 Yards 131
11.0 Avg Yards 16.4
1 Touchdowns 0
17 Long 35

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Diego 277 102 175 2 1 0 2.0 1
Tennessee 452 170 282 2 2 0 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game at home against N.Y. Jets . The Titans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Chargers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.