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If these 3 things happen, the Chargers will beat the Titans in Week 7

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Austin Ekeler of Los Angeles Chargers is brought down by Jayon Brown of Tennessee Titans during the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Austin Ekeler of Los Angeles Chargers is brought down by Jayon Brown of Tennessee Titans during the NFL International Series match between Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 13: Tight end Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes the touchdown as cornerback Joe Haden #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers defends during the fourth quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 13, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 13: Tight end Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes the touchdown as cornerback Joe Haden #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers defends during the fourth quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 13, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) /

Target Hunter Henry early, often

The Titans have had issues in defending tight ends this season, allowing four touchdowns to the position. Only the Arizona Cardinals have given up more.

Though it was speculated that Henry would only see limited snaps in his return to the lineup last week, he was clearly the only bright spot in an ugly loss.

Henry snagged eight passes for 100 yards and scored two touchdowns on the night. One of those came on an athletic reception in which he somehow managed to get both feet down in the back of the end zone.

Only Keenan Allen should see more targets in the passing game than a healthy Henry going forward this season. It’s clear that Rivers has complete trust in the young tight end and last week’s game should allow for plenty to build on going forward.

Linebackers Jayon Brown and Sharif Finch will miss this game for the Titans and that could mean that the middle of the field is more susceptible to a player like Henry wreaking havoc over the middle. Eight catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns might be a lot to ask this week, but look for Henry to have another big day catching the ball for the Chargers.

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