Topic: Qualcomm Stadium
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans, who put up 35 points in consecutive weeks for the first time since the 2004 season, could not overcome their three turnovers, including two returned for scores, and fell to the San Diego Chargers, 43-35, at Qualcomm Stadium.
San Diego jumped out to an early 16-0 lead, as Chargers QB Philip Rivers directed two touchdown drives, finding Chargers TE Antonio Gates for a 13-yard score and Chargers WR Tyrell Williams for a six-yard strike. Chargers K Josh Lambo also added a 32-yard field goal, while the San Diego defense forced consecutive Titans three-and-outs.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)
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Tennessee Titans (4-4) vs. San Diego Chargers (3-5)
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 | 3:25pm CST/1:25pm PST
San Diego, CA | Qualcomm Stadium | TV: CBS
Nashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (4-4) begin the second half of their season with a trip to take on the San Diego Chargers (3-5). Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium (capacity 70,000) is scheduled for 3:25pm CST/1:25pm PST on Sunday, November 6th.
If the Titans can find a way to win in San Diego, where success has eluded the franchise since 1990, they would own four wins over a five-game span. The last time they could lay claim to such a run was 2010.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) catches a touchdown pass behind coverage by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson (39) in the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
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Tennessee Titans (1-1) vs. San Diego Chargers (1-1)
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 | Noon CDT
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: CBS
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-1) play their first of three consecutive home games this week, welcoming the San Diego Chargers (1-1) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 22nd.
This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF News-Channel 5. Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties while Dan Fouts provides analysis.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(photo by Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)
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SAN DIEGO — Before the San Diego Chargers play their home opener, they’ll honor Junior Seau one more time.
The Chargers (1-0) plan to retire Seau’s No. 55 before hosting the Tennessee Titans (0-1) on Sunday.
No. 55 will join Lance Alworth’s No. 19 and Dan Fouts’ No. 14 as the only retired numbers in the team’s 53-year history.
Seau, the hard-hitting, fist-pumping emotional leader of the Chargers for 13 of his 20 NFL seasons, committed suicide on May 2.
“It shook a lot of us,” kicker Nate Kaeding said. “It certainly impacted everybody in this organization. It will be a good opportunity for all of us players and the organization as a whole to go out and remember Junior again. He certainly meant a lot to this community.
“I’m an Iowa boy and that was really the only thing I knew about San Diego before I came out here was Junior Seau,” Kaeding said. “I think nationwide his name was kind of synonymous with the Chargers and the town. It will be a good way to go out and remember him again.”
The Chargers hosted a memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium nine days after Seau killed himself in his home in suburban Oceanside.
“When I think about it, I think back to his memorial service; the people that came out and just the warmth and how much he meant to so many people,” coach Norv Turner said. “I was fortunate to spend a few years with Junior, one here and one in Miami. He’s just a special, unique person. If you got to spend time with him, you know what I’m talking about. It’s very fitting that we would honor him at our home opener.”
The Chargers, who’ve missed the playoffs the last two seasons, needed a 24-hour extension to get a sellout and avoid a local TV blackout.
The Bolts will also try to play better than they did in a season-opening 22-14 victory at Oakland on Monday night.
San Diego had to settle for five field goals from Kaeding – tying his career-best – and its running game wasn’t much of a factor.
“I think scoring touchdowns, more than anything, and being better on third down,” quarterback Philip Rivers said when asked what the Chargers needed to improve on. “But the objective is to win, and so however that presents itself on Sunday, we’ve got to do whatever it is in this game to find a way to win.”
The Chargers scored one touchdown on five trips inside the 20-yard line at Oakland.
Given the alternative, though, Turner was OK with that.
“I was really excited about what we did inside the 20, because in our first five games last year, I think we had six turnovers inside the 20,” Turner said. “We scored every time we were down in there. We had good shots at touchdowns.”
San Diego’s only touchdown came on Rivers’ 6-yard pass to Malcom Floyd in the second quarter for a 10-3 lead.
“I think we’re going to be a real good red-zone team,” Turner said. “Each time we’ve been in the red zone, we’ve scored. We’re going to get down there and score a bunch of touchdowns. In this game, kicking field goals was a lot better than not getting points.”
The Titans definitely know they have to play better. They lost 34-13 at home to the Patriots on Sunday, when Chris Johnson was held to a career-low 4 yards on 11 carries.
San Diego has beaten the Titans eight straight times, a streak that started in 1993 when they were still the Houston Oilers.
Titans coach Mike Munchak was approaching the end of his Hall of Fame career as a guard with the Oilers the last time they beat the Chargers, in 1992 in Houston. The last time the franchise won in San Diego was 1990.
Munchak said he doesn’t try to use it as motivation.
“We obviously haven’t beaten them in a while, but as far as these guys are concerned, that means absolutely nothing come Sunday. … If you turn the film on, we know what kind of team we’re going to play. I have seen these guys play quite a bit on TV. We know their quarterback quite a bit. We know what he’s capable of and what a great player and competitor he is, so we know that we’ve got to take care of our own business. We know we’ve got to play much better than we did last week, especially now that we have to go on the road and deal with the crowd noise, so I think we’ll be highly motivated because we have no choice.”
Titans quarterback Jake Locker expects to play after hurting his left shoulder against the Patriots.
Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, sidelined after a serious knee injury in the third game last year, is back from his one-game NFL suspension handed down after his DUI arrest on July 20.
“He’s big. He’s physical. He’s a vertical threat. He’s just a guy who can do a lot of different things,” Locker said of Britt. “He’s dangerous once he has the ball in his hands, and he breaks tackles, makes guys miss and can create short easy throws into long explosive plays.”
Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley will try to re-introduce himself to Rivers. Last year with Oakland, Wimbley sacked Rivers four times in a Raiders victory at San Diego.
He said the familiarity with the Chargers will be a bonus.
“Playing against them twice a year definitely helps out. I think that they’re a good team. They’re obviously one of our toughest opponents when I was in that division,” Wimbley said. “Some of the coaches we had in Oakland actually coached over there with those guys so we know there’s alto of really good really talented players, explosive players special teams they’re not going to give up. … We just feel like it’s a very competitive team.”
Wimbley could be matched up against undrafted rookie left tackle Mike Harris, who had a strong game in protecting Rivers against the Raiders. Harris is starting in place of Jared Gaither, who’s been out since late July with back spasms.
Wimbley said Harris moves well for his size.
“I mean, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when we go up against them. We’ll see if his inexperience plays a factor in the game.”
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