FIRST START FOR BROWN: With middle linebacker
WITHERSPOON SACK: Late in the first quarter, linebacker Will Witherspoon notched his first sack of the season and 26th sack of his career when he dropped Philip Rivers for a two-yard loss.
FIRST SACK FOR MARTIN: In the second quarter, rookie defensive tackle
WASHINGTON EXTENDS CATCH STREAK: With a 16-yard reception in the second quarter,
BIRONAS EXTENDS FIELD GOAL STREAK: With a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter,
BIRONAS EXTENDS ANOTHER STREAK: Rob Bironas’ 23-yard field goal extended another streak of his. It marked his 12th consecutive game with a field goal, which is tied (Bironas in 2008, Gary Anderson in 2003, Al Del Greco in 1998) for the third-longest streak in franchise history.
VERNER INTERCEPTION: In the second quarter, cornerback
MORGAN GETS HIS FIRST SACK OF SEASON: Late in the second quarter,
THREE SACKS IN FIRST HALF: The Titans recorded three sacks in the first half, getting one from Mike Martin, Derrick Morgan and Will Witherspoon. It was their highest sack total in a half since getting five in the first half at Dallas on Oct. 10, 2010.
HAWKINS PROVIDES SPECIAL TEAMS BOOST: In the third quarter,
WRIGHT GETS FIRST TOUCHDOWN: Titans rookie WR
LOCKER’S SIXTH CAREER TD PASS: Jake Locker notched his sixth career touchdown pass with a 15-yard strike to Kendall Wright in the third quarter. Locker has now completed a touchdown pass in the last five games he has played, including one in each of his first two starts.
CAREER-LONG RUN FOR LOCKER: In the second quarter, Jake Locker gained 20 yards on a run, converting a third-and-nine from the Titans 15-yard line. The run set a new career long for Locker.
KERN BOOMS 63-YARD PUNT: In the second quarter, punter
ANOTHER HUGE DAY FOR KERN: Punter Brett Kern continued his recent hot streak by averaging 51.6 yards and 48.6 net yards on seven punts against the Chargers. His net average set a new career high, more than two yards better than his previous high of 46.5 net yards at Seattle on Jan. 3, 2010. The effort against the Chargers also ranked third in franchise history, trailing only a pair of games by Greg Montgomery’s (49.8 net average against San Diego, 9/19/93; 49.4 against Buffalo on 12/27/92). In his last seven games, dating back to Dec. 4, 2011 at Buffalo, Kern has produced four of the team’s all-time top 11 net punting games (stat tracked since 1976).
STEVENS RECORDS BIG GAIN: Tight end
HEAVY HEART FOR JOHNSON: Running back
INACTIVES: Tennessee’s seven inactives for the game were quarterback