Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws a pass while pressured by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Shaun Phillips (95) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Tennessee Titans came out flat footed and gave the game away before it ever started. They were destroyed by San Diego Chargers backup TE Donte Rosario, a 6th year player who took them the cleaners for 3 TD’s.
It was a rough start as the Chargers flew down the field on their first possession to score a quick touchdown. They found themselves their quickly after when Jake Locker threw a horrible pass as he was falling backwards on their first series.
The Titans offense would struggle during the first quarter as they’d start their first few drives within their own 20 and be forced to punt from within them as well as the Chargers held them in check with well executed blitzes.
The second quarter saw a revitalized Titans team that held the Chargers out of the end-zone and forced turnovers and collected sacks. It still didn’t matter much as the Titans offense couldn’t muster much, managing to only find a field goal in the second quarter.
The Titans found their first touchdown of the game in the third quarter after getting great field position from a return by WR Lavelle Hawkins. Rookie WR Kendall Wright caught the 15-yard TD from Jake Locker, the first TD of Wright’s career.
The Chargers ran down the clock in the fourth quarter with their 3rd string RB Jackie Battle as the Titans defense wore down after being on the field for 45 minutes of the game, compared to the Titans offense being on it for just a little over 15 minutes.
San Diego came out with a great win of 38 – 10 as they trampled the Titans with ease, moving themselves to 2 – 0 for the first time in years while the Titans fell to 0- 2, a feeling oh so familiar for Titans fans.
Chris Johnson struggled to find any room again as he was limited to just 17 yards, though he also only took 16 carries. Munchak and Palmer have a lot of questions to answer after that game. Things don’t get any easier for the Titans as they face the Detroit Lions next week.
The same could be said for the Chargers who will have their hands full with the Atlanta Falcons.
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