· The Titans franchise opened its 25th regular season at Nissan Stadium, which opened in 1999. It marked the 200th combined regular season and postseason game at Nissan Stadium. The Titans were 113-87 in those games.
· The win improved the Titans' record in home openers at Nissan Stadium to 12-13 since the venue opened in 1999.
· The win was the first for Ran Carthon as the general manager of the Titans.
· The Titans won their 25th all-time overtime game (25-26) and their first since a 34-31 overtime win at Indianapolis on Oct. 31, 2021. Since head coach Mike Vrabel was hired in 2018, the Titans are 6-2 in overtime games. Their .750 winning percentage in overtime since 2018 is the best in the NFL among teams with at least six overtime games.
· Mike Vrabel improved his career record to 51-38 as Titans head coach, including regular season and playoffs.
· The Titans won the time-of-possession battle for the second consecutive week, holding the ball for 36 minutes and 49 seconds to Los Angeles' 28 minutes and 9 seconds.
TEAM NOTES – OFFENSE
· The Titans converted on six of their 13 third-down attempts (46.2 percent). After halftime, they converted four times on seven attempts on third down, including a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and another conversion during the game-winning drive in overtime.
· The Titans scored touchdowns on both of their goal-to-go opportunities.
· The Titans offense totaled 141 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 34 rushing attempts (4.1 avg.). Derrick Henry (80 rushing yards and one touchdown), Tyjae Spears (49 yards) and Ryan Tannehill (12 yards and one touchdown) contributed to the total.
TEAM NOTES – DEFENSE
· The Titans defense limited the Chargers to 14.3 percent on third down—two conversions on 14 attempts. That was the best performance on third down by the Titans defense since allowing two conversions on 14 attempts (14.3 percent) at Houston on Oct. 30, 2022.
· Through two games, the Titans have allowed nine third-down conversions on 30 attempts. The rate of 30.0 percent is the best through the first two games of a season in the Mike Vrabel coaching era and the best for the team since allowing 28.0 percent (seven conversions on 25 attempts) through two games in 2015.
· The defense allowed 61 rushing yards on 21 attempts by the Chargers for an average of 2.9 yards per carry. It was the eighth consecutive game the Titans did not allow their opponents to reach 100 rushing yards, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.
· The defense notched its 18th consecutive game without yielding 100 or more rushing yards to an individual player on the opposing team.
· The Titans defense allowed the Chargers to score touchdowns on only two of their five opportunities in the red zone (40.0 percent). The Chargers advanced as far as the seven-yard line in the final minute of the fourth quarter, but the Titans limited the Chargers to a field goal to force overtime.
ILB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR
· Tied for second place on the defense with eight tackles.
CB TRE AVERY
· Tied for second place on the team with a career-high eight tackles, including a tackle for loss. He added a pass defensed.
DL DENICO AUTRY
· Notched five tackles, including a sack.
· Ended the Chargers' first drive with a sack on third down, dropping Justin Herbert for a seven-yard loss. It was the 50th sack of Autry's 10-year NFL career, and it gave him 2.5 sacks in 2023. He became the 33rd NFL player to reach 50 sacks since he entered the NFL in 2014 and the 25th active player to do so.
WR TREYLON BURKS
· Led the offense with 76 receiving yards on three catches.
· Registered a career-long 70-yard catch in the second quarter, leading to a touchdown two plays later. It was the team's longest reception since a 75-yard touchdown catch by Corey Davis against Detroit on Dec. 20, 2020.
S KEVIN BYARD
· Led the team with 12 total tackles. It marked the second consecutive week that he led the team or tied for the team lead in tackles.
RB JULIUS CHESTNUT
· Led the team with two special teams tackles.
K NICK FOLK
· Made both field goal attempts, including a 33-yarder as time expired in the first half and a 41-yard, game-winning field goal in overtime.
· Recorded the 13th game-winning field goal of his career, including 12 in the regular season and one game-winner in the postseason. It was the organization's 54th all-time game winning field goal and the team's first since Randy Bullock's 44-yarder to beat the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 23, 2021.
· Improved his season totals to seven field goals on seven attempts and three extra points on three attempts.
RB DERRICK HENRY
· Totaled 95 scrimmage yards, including a team-high 80 rushing yards on 25 attempts and three receptions for 15 yards. It was the 36th regular-season game of his career with a minimum of 80 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
· Scored his first touchdown of the season and the 79th rushing touchdown of his career on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter. He is the franchise's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns (82).
WR DeANDRE HOPKINS
· Tied for the team lead with four receptions and ranked third on the squad with 40 receiving yards.
· Helped set up a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter with a 14-yard catch to convert a third down. In overtime, he helped set up the game-winning field goal with another 14-yard grab.
· Extended his streak to 147 consecutive games with a reception—every game he has played since he entered the NFL. It is the longest active streak in the NFL.
OLB HAROLD LANDRY III
· Posted three tackles, including a sack.
· In the final minute of the fourth quarter, he dropped Justin Herbert for an eight-yard sack on third down. It forced the Chargers to attempt a game-tying field goal to extend the game to overtime, when the Titans would win the game. Landry notched his 32nd career sack and his first sack since missing the 2022 campaign due to injury.
CB ROGER McCREARY
· Posted six tackles, including a tackle for loss.
WR CHRIS MOORE
· Caught a 49-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in the fourth quarter to help set up a touchdown six plays later. It was the third-longest reception of his career.
CB SEAN MURPHY-BUNTING
· Led the team and set a new career high with three passes defensed. He added five tackles.
TE CHIG OKONKWO
· Tied for the team lead with four receptions for a total of 35 yards.
· Credited with 20 yards on a reception during a third-quarter touchdown drive.
OL DILLON RADUNZ
· Saw action for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury at the Chargers on Dec. 18, 2022. He played the majority of the contest at left guard.
DT JEFFERY SIMMONS
· Credited with five tackles, including a sack.
· Ended a Chargers drive in the third quarter with a nine-yard sack on third down. It was his second sack of the season and the 23rd sack of his career.
· Posted at least one sack in Week 1 and Week 2 for the first time in his career.
RB TYJAE SPEARS
· Totaled 49 rushing yards on eight attempts and added six yards on a pair of receptions.
P RYAN STONEHOUSE
· Established a new franchise single-game record with a gross average of 61.2 yards per punt (minimum four punts to qualify), totaling 306 yards on five punts. It topped Brett Kern's previous franchise record of 60.5 yards, set on Oct. 25, 2020 against Pittsburgh. Since 1960, Stonehouse registered the NFL's second-best gross average in an NFL game (minimum four attempts) behind only Carolina punter Andy Lee's 63.0 yards per punt against Denver on Sept. 8, 2016.
· Also averaged 44.6 net yards per punt with one punt placed inside the 20.
· Recorded punts of 60, 63, 63, 58 and 62 yards.
QB RYAN TANNEHILL
· Completed 20 of 24 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown. He set a new career high in completion percentage (minimum 20 attempts) with a rate of 83.3 percent. The performance topped his previous career high of 81.5 percent (22 of 27) at Green Bay on Nov. 17, 2022.
· Credited with his 27th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, including the regular season and postseason. The total includes 14 games with the Titans from 2019 to 2023. During the game-winning drive in overtime against the Chargers, he completed both of his attempts for 20 total yards to set up Nick Folk's field goal.
· His 123.3 passer rating against the Chargers gave him 23 career games with a passer rating of 120.0 or better (minimum 20 attempts).
· Registered the 16th game of his career in which he completed at least one touchdown pass and rushed for at least one touchdown.
· Completed a 70-yard pass to Treylon Burks in the second quarter. It was the ninth-longest pass of his career and the team's longest completion since Tannehill and Corey Davis connected for a 75-yard touchdown against Detroit on Dec. 20, 2020.
· Rushed for a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was his first rushing touchdown of the season and the 27th rushing touchdown of his career.
· Completed a 49-yard pass to Chris Moore in the fourth quarter.
· Tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine in the fourth quarter.
· Passed Marcus Mariota (1,110 completions) for fourth place on the franchise's all-time completions list. Tannehill has 1,121 completions since joining the Titans in 2019.
· Passed Marcus Mariota (13,207 passing yards) for fifth place on the franchise's all-time passing yards list. Tannehill has 13,275 passing yards since joining the Titans in 2019.