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.
TANNEHILL GOES DEEP TO BURKS!
— NFL (@NFL) September 17, 2023
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.
|Justin Herbert||25.2||27 / 41||305||7.4||2||0||3||104.2|
|Ryan Tannehill||21.0||20 / 24||246||10.2||1||0||5||123.3|
|Donald Parham Jr.||1.7||2||1||7||3.5||7.0||0|