The Los Angeles Chargers are in a prime spot to bounce back after a rough start to the season, facing a Tennessee Titans team that was shut out in its last outing.
The Chargers have struggled and lost games they shouldn’t have, and they will get yet another opportunity to get right. The Titans have just benched their starting quarterback and former second-overall draft pick Marcus Mariota in favor of offseason acquisition Ryan Tannehill and sit 2-4, just as the Chargers.
Last week was not only rough for the Chargers, as the three bold predictions featured in last week’s article were wrong:
- Melvin Gordon returns to form: Wrong.
- Ty Long downs all of his punts inside the 20: Wrong.
- Four different players catch touchdowns: Wrong.
Gordon struggled to get going in his second game back from his holdout, as the Steelers defense, predictable playcalling and his rustiness combined to make this a quiet game for the Pro Bowl running back.
Long was one of the few bright spots in an ugly loss for the Chargers, but only one out of three of his punts ended up inside the 20-yard line. Another punt inside 20 yards was called back for a penalty.
It was also a rough game for Philip Rivers, who started the game awfully but settled down in time to throw two touchdown passes in garbage time. Both of the scoring passes were caught by Hunter Henry, however, so it was nowhere near close to four different players catching touchdown passes.
Up next are the bold predictions for the game against the Titans.