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Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers Series History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers share a long and storied history. The two teams, founding members of the American Football League, have met 46 times since 1960. The Chargers lead the series 28-17-1.

Most recently, the Titans played the franchise’s first overseas game against the Chargers in London on October 21st, 2018. A touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to tight end Luke Stocker put the Titans behind by one point with 31 seconds remaining.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6th, 2016. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on November 6th, 2016. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans last game against Chargers

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans, who put up 35 points in consecutive weeks for the first time since the 2004 season, could not overcome their three turnovers, including two returned for scores, and fell to the San Diego Chargers, 43-35, at Qualcomm Stadium.

San Diego jumped out to an early 16-0 lead, as Chargers QB Philip Rivers directed two touchdown drives, finding Chargers TE Antonio Gates for a 13-yard score and Chargers WR Tyrell Williams for a six-yard strike. Chargers K Josh Lambo also added a 32-yard field goal, while the San Diego defense forced consecutive Titans three-and-outs.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) dives in the end zone for a touchdown as he is defended by San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans last meetings against Los Angeles Chargers

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers share a long and storied history. The two teams, founding members of the American Football League, have met 45 times since 1960. The Chargers lead the series 27-17-1.

The Titans were founded as the Houston Oilers and moved to Tennessee in 1997 before becoming the Titans in 1999. The Chargers began in Los Angeles in 1960, moved to San Diego in 1961, and moved back to Los Angeles in 2017.

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball away from San Diego Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey (25) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) carries the ball away from San Diego Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey (25) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. (Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans hit the road to face Miami Dolphins

 

Tennessee Titans (2-2) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-2)

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 | 1:00pm EDT/Noon CDT
Miami Gardens, FL | Hard Rock Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-2) travel this week to face the Miami Dolphins (1-2). Kickoff at Hard Rock Stadium (capacity 64,767) is scheduled for 1:00pm EDT/noon CDT on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

This is the third consecutive season in which the Titans and Dolphins have played and the second straight year the Dolphins have hosted the meeting. In 2015, the Dolphins took a 38-10 decision at Nissan Stadium, and the Titans returned the favor with a 30-17 win in South Florida in 2016. Miami leads the all-time series 19-17.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadiumon Oct. 1, 2017.  (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadiumon Oct. 1, 2017. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

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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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Tennessee Titans kickoff Preseason at Nissan Stadium against San Diego Chargers

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) vs. San Diego Chargers (0-0)

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2016 preseason this week against the San Diego Chargers (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th. The contest is a preview of the two teams’ November 6th regular season meeting in San Diego.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN News 2 in Nashville.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and the Tennessee Titans take on the San Diego Chargers Saturday, August 13th at Nissan Stadium to begin preseason. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans staff comes together

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – One of the first tasks for Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was to hire his coordinators. He settled upon Ray Horton as defensive coordinator and Jason Michael on the offensive side.

Michael spent the last three seasons as the tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers, working with tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. In 2013, Gates led the Chargers in receptions (77), Green posted a 22.1-yard receiving average.

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Tennessee Titans announce Jason Michael as new Offensive Coordinator

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans named Jason Michael as offensive coordinator.

Michael has 11 years of coaching experience, including eight seasons in the NFL. He joins the Titans after spending three seasons (2011-13) as the tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers.

“Jason really impresses me with his knowledge of the run and pass game and he was a big part of putting together our plans last year in San Diego,” said Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Jason Michael has been tapped as the Offensive Coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.

Jason Michael has been tapped as the Offensive Coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.

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Tennessee’s Jake Locker leads Titans on game winning drive to beat San Diego Chargers 20-17

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With 2:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tennessee Titans found themselves behind 17-13 with the ball at their own 6 yard line. Titans quarterback Jake Locker takes Tennessee down to the San Diego 34 yard line with 21 seconds remaining.

Locker then throws a 34 yard touchdown pass to rookie Justin Hunter to beat the Chargers 20-17. This was Hunters first NFL reception, first touchdown and it was the game winner. The second-round pick from the University of Tennessee became the first NFL rookie since the Jacksonville Jaguar’s Ernest Wilford on September 12th, 2004 to score a game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds or less remaining in the game on his first career reception.

Tennessee Titans' rookie Justin Hunter catches the game winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining in the game. (USA Today)

Tennessee Titans’ rookie Justin Hunter catches the game winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining in the game. (USA Today)

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Tennessee Titans face San Diego Chargers for first Home Game of the Season

 

Tennessee Titans (1-1) vs. San Diego Chargers (1-1)

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 | Noon CDT
LP Field | Nashville, TN | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-1) play their first of three consecutive home games this week, welcoming the San Diego Chargers (1-1) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 22nd.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF News-Channel 5. Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties while Dan Fouts provides analysis.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(photo by Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(photo by Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

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