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Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Los Angeles Chargers


NASHVILLE, Tenn. --  The Titans face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

Here's a look at the Chargers:

Record: 4-2.

Last game: Beat the Browns, 38-14.

Points for/against: 29.2 ppg/24.0 ppg.

NFL rankings:

Offense: 7th overall, 412.5 ypg (rushing 5th, passing 13th).

Defense: 13th overall, 357.7 ypg (11th rushing, 17th passing).

Head coach: Anthony Lynn.



QB Philip Rivers (133-of-194, 1,702 yards, 15 TD, 3 INT, 115.1 rating).

Top RBs: Melvin Gordon (91 rush, 466 yards, 6 TD), Austin Ekeler (41 rush, 263 yards, 0 TD).

Top WRs: Keenan Allen (36 catches, 434 yards, 1 TD), Tyrell Williams (16 catches, 310 yards, 3 TD), Mike Williams (16 catches, 253 yards, 3 TD).

TE: Antonio Gates (10 catches 112 yards, 1 TD).


Sacks: S Derwin James (3.5).

Leading tackler: LB Denzel Perryman (29).

Interceptions: CB Desmond King (2).

Take/Give: plus-4.

Kicker: Michael Badgley (1-1 FGs).

Punter: Donnie Jones (42.1 net).

Last meeting: November 6, 2016: Chargers 43, Titans 35.

Local connections:

  • Chargers CB Casey Hayward starred at Vanderbilt.

Titans connections:

  • Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt served as head coach of the Titans in 2014-15.
  • Chargers DL coach Giff Smith (2014-15) spent two years with the Titans.

Injury Report

  • DE Joey Bosa (foot).
  • LB Kyzir White (knee).
  • WR Travis Benjamin (foot).
  • LB Jatavius Brown (groin).
  • TE Virgil Green (rib).
  • C Mike Pouncey (knee).
  • DL Damion Square (shoulder).
  • K Caleb Sturgis (quad).

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn on what offensive weapons from the Titans could pose a threat to the Chargers:

Their offensive line. They have two All Pro tackles, and they have the first pick of the draft at quarterback. They have a really solid backfield. Offensively, those guys can play power football and run action with the best of them. I think they are completing over 70 percent of his balls anytime they're in run action. Once they get that running game going in run actions, they'll be that more effective. They're a good football team. They beat the world champions. In the first quarter of our season, they're 3-1. You know that they can play good football, and they did it with two different quarterbacks.

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