SUCCESS IN HOME OPENER: The Titans launched their 15th season at LP Field with a win over the Chargers. The victory improved their record in regular-season home openers at LP Field to 9-6. The team’s all-time record in the regular season at LP Field is 70-43.
BAD SPELL VERSUS CHARGERS FINALLY SNAPPED: The Titans defeated the Chargers for the first time in 21 years, breaking a nine-game losing streak (including one playoff game). The last time the then-Oilers won a game over the Chargers was at the Astrodome on Sept. 27, 1992.
NO TURNOVERS THROUGH THREE WEEKS EXTREMELY RARE: The Titans joined the 2013 Chiefs as the fourth and fifth teams in the Super Bowl era to not have a turnover through their first three games of the season. The Titans are plus-five in turnover ratio through three games. They were plus-one against the Chargers, recovering a fumble on the last play of the game.
LOCKER’S COMBINED TOTAL SECOND HIGHEST OF CAREER:
LOCKER COMPLETES COMEBACK: On the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, which began with 2:05 on the clock, Jake Locker moved the offense 94 yards on 10 plays. He completed seven of 10 passes during the drive and found six different receivers for completions (two receptions by
LOCKER HITS 3,000: In the first quarter, Jake Locker went over the 3,000-yard passing mark for his career. In his 19th career game (14th start), he became the 16th passer in franchise history to reach the mark.
RARE FEAT BY HUNTER: Rookie Justin Hunter’s first career catch was a 34-yard, game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The second-round pick from the University of Tennessee became the first NFL rookie since Jacksonville’s Ernest Wilford on Sept. 12, 2004 to score a game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds or less remaining in the game on his first career reception.
WASHINGTON SETS CAREER HIGH: Wide receiver
POLLARD’S BIG BLOCK: As time expired in the first half, safety
ANOTHER TIME OF POSSESSION VICTORY: The Titans completed their third consecutive game with a time of possession of more than 30 minutes. The last time they accomplished the feat was a four-game span in 2009, from Nov. 15 against Buffalo to Dec.6 at Indianapolis.
WRIGHT HAS SECOND-HIGHEST TOTAL: Kendall Wright recorded 71 yards on six receptions against the Chargers, finishing second on the team in both categories. It was the second-highest yardage total of his two-year career.
ANTONIO JOHNSON RECORDS SACK: With normal starting defensive tackle
AYERS NOTCHES SACK: In the second quarter, linebacker Akeem Ayers recorded his first sack of the season and ninth of his career, dropping Philip Rivers for a five-yard loss.
JOHNSON SETS SEASON LONG: In the first quarter, running back
KERN BOOTS 63-YARD PUNT: In the first quarter,