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"We didn’t look like an NFL team," said Chris Johnson, who had only 17 yards on eight carries. He was coming off a career-low 4 yards on 11 carries in a 34-13 loss to New England.

"I really don’t know what’s going on," Johnson said. "I don’t know how we’re going to fix it or whatever. Can’t get the running game going, can’t get no yards no matter what we do. I don’t know at this point."

At a glance

Titans-Chargers Stats

Tennessee 0 3 7 0 — 10

San Diego 14 3 7 14 — 38

First Quarter

SD » Rosario 11 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 8:52.

SD » Rosario 4 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 4:15.

Second Quarter

SD » FG Kaeding 26, 12:15.

Ten » FG Bironas 23, 4:42.

Third Quarter

SD » Rosario 15 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 3:29.

Ten » Wright 15 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 2:20.

Fourth Quarter

SD » Battle 1 run (Kaeding kick), 10:33.

SD » Battle 1 run (Kaeding kick), 1:13.

Attendance » 60,804.

Ten SD

First downs 9 27

Total Net Yards 212 416

Rushes-yards 10-38 39-148

Passing 174 268

Punt Returns 3-30 1-1

Kickoff Returns 7-177 2-74

Interceptions Ret. 1-11 1-8

Comp-Att-Int 15-30-1 24-32-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 4-16

Punts 7-51.6 4-49.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0

Penalties-yards 8-59 4-41

Time of Possession 16:21 43:39

Individual Statistics

Rushing » Tennessee, Locker 2-21, C.Johnson 8-17. San Diego, Battle 14-69, Brinkley 18-43, McClain 2-19, Rivers 1-9, Brown 4-8.

Passing » Tennessee, Locker 15-30-1-174. San Diego, Rivers 24-32-1-284.

Receiving » Tennessee, Williams 4-45, Cook 3-23, Wright 2-24, Washington 2-20, C.Johnson 2-11, Stevens 1-46, Britt 1-5. San Diego, Floyd 6-109, Rosario 4-48, Brown 4-26, Brinkley 4-23, McMichael 3-29, Royal 2-18, L.Green 1-31.

Missed Field Goals » None.

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Locker was 15 of 30 for 174 yards.

"No one wants to start 0-2," Locker said. "It’s not the way you envisioned it going. ... I wasn’t able to move the ball consistently. Whatever’s not working for us, we have to figure it out and work hard to overcome it."

San Diego moved 71 yards on its first possession and appeared to score on a 7-yard pass from Rivers to Floyd. Floyd was so sure it was a score that he started to slam the ball over the crossbar before noticing the official called it incomplete. Coach Norv Turner challenged, but the call was upheld. After Curtis Brinkley was thrown for a 4-yard loss, Rivers found Rosario for an 11-yard TD.

The Titans were awful early. On their third play from scrimmage, Locker was hit by Shawn Phillips and threw a wobbly pass that was intercepted by Eric Weddle, giving the Chargers the ball on the Titans 31.

Six plays later, Rosario caught his second TD pass from Rivers for a 14-0 lead.

On the Titans’ next possession, Locker stumbled as he was being chased by Donald Butler on third-and-9 from the Titans 12 and had to throw the ball away underhanded to avoid a sack.

Tennessee didn’t get its first first down until its third drive. The Titans finally scored on their fourth possession, settling for Rob Bironas’ 23-yard field goal after a promising drive stalled to make it 17-3. Locker scrambled for 20 yards on third-and-9 and the Titans got 15 more yards when Vaughn Martin was whistled for a late hit.

San Diego’s Nate Kaeding, who tied his career best with five field goals in an opening win against Oakland, kicked a 26-yard field goal on the Chargers’ third drive.


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Rosario’s third TD catch came late in the third quarter.

Tennessee’s only touchdown came on a 15-yard pass from Locker to Kendall Wright late in the third quarter to make it 24-10. The score came three plays after a 71-yard kickoff return by Lavelle Hawkins.

Notes: Rosario hurt his right calf in the second quarter and went to the locker room but later returned. ... Rivers is 6-0 in his career against the Titans, with a 100.6 passer rating. ... Titans WR Kenny Britt returned from a one-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest and had one catch for 5 yards.

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