After Marcus Mariota threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Luke Stocker on fourth down with 31 seconds remaining, Head Coach Mike Vrabel decided to go for two instead of playing for overtime. The Titans failed on the two-point conversion the first time, but the Los Angeles Chargers were called for a defensive holding. Tennessee got another chance, but Mariota threw it incomplete and Los Angeles held on for a 20-19 win in London.
The game began at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. Mariota completed 24-of-32 passes for 237 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 38 yards on seven carries. Stocker caught two passes for 11 yards receiving.
With the Chargers trailing 3-0 in the first-quarter, Tyrell Williams caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers. Williams finished with four receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown.
With Los Angeles leading 10-6 in the third-quarter, Mike Williams caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers. That was Williams’s only reception of the game. He also had three rushing yards on one carry. Rivers completed 19-of-26 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for -1 yards on one carry.
Austin Ekeler was the Chargers starting running back today because of a Melvin Gordon hamstring injury. Ekeler rushed for 42 yards on 12 carries. He also caught five passes for 26 yards receiving.
Tennessee later scored in the third-quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Derrick Henry. He rushed for 33 yards on 12 carries and a score. Dion Lewis was the Titans leading rusher with 91 yards on 13 carries. He also caught six passes for 64 yards receiving. Tajae Sharpe was Tennessee’s leading receiver with seven catches for 101 yards receiving.
The Tennessee Titans (3-4) will be on a bye next week. They will then play the Dallas Cowboys (3-3) on the road on Monday night November 5. The Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) will be on a bye next week. They will then play the Seattle Seahawks (3-3) on the road on Sunday November 4.