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NFL Week 2 Game Recap: Tennessee Titans 27, Los Angeles Chargers 24

2RW7RJF Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, left, is sacked by Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa (97) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

The Los Angeles Chargers traveled to Nashville, where they were able to force overtime with a last-second field goal. But the Tennessee Titans were clutch when it mattered and picked up the win with a field goal of their own.

Offensive spotlight: After last week, when he completed just 47% of his passes and threw three interceptions, Ryan Tannehill bounced back nicely for the win, completing 20-of-24 passes (83%) for 246 yards and a touchdown.

Second-year wide receiver Treylon Burks put up the second-largest receiving yard total (76) of his young career, coming up with a big 70-yard reception early in the game which led to a Derrick Henry punch-in touchdown.

Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen’s big day was all for naught, as the duo connected early and often for eight receptions, 111 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions on the day. Outside of Allen, there wasn’t a whole lot consistently helping the Chargers’ offense, including the run game which managed just 61 total yards on the ground in Austin Ekeler’s absence.

Defensive spotlight: The Chargers’ pass rush, led by Joey Bosa, was able to sack Tannehill five times for a total loss of 46 yards in this game. Bosa was essentially held off the stat sheet in Week 1, but it didn’t take him long to get himself involved in this one, coming up with two sacks on the day.

Rookie spotlight: Titans’ rookie running back Tyjae Spears has continued to make the most of his opportunities early in his career. Spears ran three times for 9.0 yards per carry in Week 1 and showed off that efficiency on a larger workload in Week 2, carrying the ball eight times for 49 yards (6.1 yards per carry). Spears is well behind Derrick Henry on the depth chart but has emerged as an effective change-of-pace back so far this season.

Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Justin Herbert 25.2 27 / 41 305 7.4 2 0 3 104.2
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Ryan Tannehill 21.0 20 / 24 246 10.2 1 0 5 123.3
Rushing
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Justin Herbert 25.2 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Mike Williams 16.6 1 3 3.0 0 3 0
Joshua Kelley 3.9 13 39 3.0 0 15 0
Elijah Dotson 3.9 4 6 1.5 0 2 0
Derius Davis 1.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0
Isaiah Spiller 0.3 1 3 3.0 0 3 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Ryan Tannehill 21.0 1 12 12.0 1 12 0
Derrick Henry 18.5 25 80 3.2 1 23 0
Tyjae Spears 7.5 8 49 6.1 0 14 0
Receiving
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Keenan Allen 34.1 10 8 111 11.1 13.9 2
Mike Williams 16.6 13 8 83 6.4 10.4 0
Gerald Everett 7.7 3 3 47 15.7 15.7 0
Joshua Palmer 4.3 5 3 13 2.6 4.3 0
Joshua Kelley 3.9 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Elijah Dotson 3.9 2 2 13 6.5 6.5 0
Stone Smartt 3.4 1 1 24 24.0 24.0 0
Donald Parham Jr. 1.7 2 1 7 3.5 7.0 0
Quentin Johnston 1.7 2 1 7 3.5 7.0 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Derrick Henry 18.5 4 3 15 3.8 5.0 0
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 11.5 3 3 25 8.3 8.3 1
Treylon Burks 10.6 4 3 76 19.0 25.3 0
DeAndre Hopkins 8.0 5 4 40 8.0 10.0 0
Tyjae Spears 7.5 2 2 6 3.0 3.0 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 7.5 4 4 35 8.8 8.8 0
Chris Moore 5.9 1 1 49 49.0 49.0 0
Trevon Wesco 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
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