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Tennessee Titans series history against the San Diego Chargers


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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers share a long and storied history. The two teams, founding members of the American Football League who originally existed as the Houston Oilers and Los Angeles Chargers, have met 44 times since 1960. The Chargers lead the series 26-17-1.

On September 18th, 1960, the two clubs met for the Oilers’ inaugural home game at Houston’s Jeppesen Stadium. The Oilers won that match-up 38-28.

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In November of that same year, the Chargers won the rematch in Los Angeles, 24-21.

The AFL’s top two teams would meet once more that season, a rubber match for the first-ever AFL Championship.

The Oilers were victorious at home, rejoicing in a 24-16 win that earned each member of the team an extra $1,016.42.

The following season, they met again for the AFL crown, and the Oilers again were the victors in a 10-3 final. They would clash twice more in the playoffs, first in a 17-14 Oilers win in a 1979 Divisional contest. Following the 2007 season, the Chargers hosted the Titans in a Wild Card matchup and earned their first victory in the postseason series, winning 17-6. It was part of the Chargers’ eight-game winning streak against the Titans, dating back to 1993.

The Chargers and Oilers marked another significant day on September 13th, 1998, when the then-Tennessee Oilers, who played their home games in Memphis Tennessee in 1997, hosted their first regular season home game in Nashville Tennessee in front of 41,089 fans at Vanderbilt Stadium. To their dismay, the Chargers spoiled the festivities by handing the Oilers a 13-7 defeat.

The Titans and Chargers last met at Nissan Stadium on September 22nd, 2013. In one of the more dramatic finishes in the history of the venue, Jake Locker launched a 34-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 15 seconds on the clock in the fourth quarter to give the Titans a 20-17 win.

Most Recent Matchups

2010 Week 8 • October 31st, 2010 • Titans 25 at CHARGERS 33
Nick Schommer gives Tennessee an early lead by blocking the Chargers’ punt out of the end zone on their first drive … Titans put together three consecutive scoring drives to take a 19-7 lead late in the first half … Chargers respond by scoring next 20 points … Vince Young connects with Nate Washington for a 71-yard score in the fourth quarter, but two-point conversion attempt to tie the game fails … Philip Rivers closes game with a 13- yard touchdown to Darren Sproles … Chargers total 458 yards on offense behind Rivers’ performance of 27-of-36 for 305 yards and two touchdowns.

2012 Week 2 • September 16th, 2012 • Titans 10 at CHARGERS 38
With Antonio Gates inactive, Philip Rivers and reserve tight end Dante Rosario connect three times on touchdown passes for the Chargers … Chargers reserve running back Jackie Battle scores twice on one-yard runs … Titans rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright records his first career touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Jake Locker … Chargers convert 10 of 17 third downs and control the ball for 43:39 … Titans total four sacks of Rivers.

2013 Week 3 • September 22nd, 2013 • Chargers 17 at TITANS 20
Jake Locker’s 34-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 15 seconds remaining completes game-winning, 94-yard drive … Locker passes for 299 yards and a touchdown and rushes for 68 yards and a score … Nate Washington records eight catches for 131 yards … Titans overcome 10 first-half penalties (11 total in game) … Bernard Pollard blocks field goal at end of first half … Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completes 20 of 24 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown.




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