The Chargers need not play down to this team.
The Titans are not the league’s most talented team, but they weren’t last season either and still managed to get into the playoffs and win a game. They made the postseason at the expense of the Chargers when they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on the last day of the regular season.
This year’s Titans team is similar. They can get blown out, as they did against Baltimore, or they can steal the game from you if you let them hang around. The Titans have won three games this season and each of those wins is by a field goal.
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A total Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team, the Titans are tough to figure out. But the Chargers are a team that can pour it on from an offensive standpoint and if they can get stops against an offense that has struggled with Mariota, the Chargers could run these guys out of Wembley Stadium.
That is the approach the team needs to take. Get up early on the scoreboard and don’t relent.
The Chargers are a team that has a knack for playing down to the level of certain teams along with having a reputation for letting teams crawl their way back before the final gun.
If the Chargers don’t win this game in a blowout, there’s a chance they’ll let the Titans hang around long enough to beat them with a field goal just as they’ve done against strong teams in the Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles.