Britt recorded one catch for five yards in his first football game in nearly a year. He was targeted twice by second-year QB
San Diego pressured Locker early and often, prompting a costly interception on Tennessee’s second play from scrimmage. The Chargers scored the game’s first 17 points and stymied any hopes of a Titans comeback by keeping the pressure on Locker in a 38-10 victory at Qualcomm Stadium.
Locker finished 15-of-30 passing for 174 yards — 46 of which came on the game’s final play with a throw to TE
Locker, the Titans’ first-round pick in 2011, also connected with 2012 first-rounder
The limitations on
Despite the injury, Washington extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 64, which includes all 50 games with the Titans.
THIRD DOWNS CRITICAL: The importance of converting third downs is frequently ballyhooed by analysts, and Sunday’s game illustrated why.
Tennessee converted one of nine third downs (11 percent) on the day, with Locker’s 20-yard scramble in the second quarter accounting for the sole conversion of a third-and-9 play. The Titans failed to move the chains on third downs with distances of 9, 15, 10, 1, 5, 8, 5 and 6 yards throughout the game.
San Diego, however, converted 10 of 17 third downs (59 percent), including each third down it faced on its first three possessions, which led to 17 points. The Chargers converted third downs with distances of 7, 8, 11, 5, and 4 on its first two possessions, with QB Philip Rivers completing TD passes of 11 and 4 yards to reserve tight end Dante Rosario on two of those snaps.
The troubles continued when San Diego’s next possession was extended on a roughing the passer penalty against
San Diego possessed the ball for 43 minutes, 39 seconds.
SACK PACK: Although the Titans never led, the defense recorded four sacks of Rivers, including three in the first half.
VERNER RECORDS INTERCEPTION: Cornerback
It was the fifth career interception for the third-year pro and first since Week 2 of 2011.