The Chargers didn’t score in the first half of their last two games and wound up losing both of them.
They’re trying a different approach against the Titans this Sunday. They got on the board with a field goal in the first quarter and added a touchdown in the second quarter when Philip Rivers flipped a one-yard pass to a wide-open Melvin Gordon.
Los Angeles led 10-3 after that score, but the Titans were able to mount a scoring drive over the final three-plus minutes. Ryan Tannehill hit Corey Davis from eight yards out after driving down the field behind Derrick Henry and rookie wideout A.J. Brown.
Tannehill is 10-of-12 for 127 yards in his first start since replacing Marcus Mariota in the starting lineup.
Rivers was 7-of-7 on the 94-yard touchdown drive and is 14-of-20 for 158 yards overall. He’s also avoided the turnovers that helped sink the Chargers against the Broncos and Steelers. He’s playing behind a rejiggered offensive line with Forrest Lamp out of the game with an ankle injury.