The Titans are the designated visitor while the Chargers are the home team for the matchup. Here’s a look at how the Titans came to play in London.
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The Chargers come into Sunday’s game with 26-14-1 advantage in the overall series, including four postseason games. The Chargers have won 9 of the past 10. Tennessee is 1-8 against the Chargers since the team came to be known as the Titans in the 1999 season. The Chargers won the last meeting 43-35 in San Diego on November 6, 2016. The lone win by the Titans was a 20-17 win in Nashville on September 22, 2013.
Sunday’s game will mark the first in the series for head coach Mike Vrabel for the Titans. It will also mark the first in the series for Los Angeles head coach Anthony Lynn in the series. Former Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt is the offensive coordinator for the Chargers.
The Titans come into Sunday’s matchup averaging 14.5 points per game while giving up 17.8 points per game. The Chargers come in averaging 29.2 points per game while giving up 24 points per game. The Titans come in averaging 262.7 yards a game on offense while giving up 337.8 on defense. The Chargers come in averaging 412.5 yards on offense while giving up 357.7 on defense.
Some player stats of notes in the series. Marcus Mariota threw for 313 yards with three touchdowns passing and two interceptions with one rushing touchdown in his lone meeting in the 43-35 defeat in 2016. Safety Kevin Byard had nine tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in the 2016 meeting. Jurrell Casey had eight tackles in the 2016 meeting. For the Chargers, running back Melvin Gordon had a career high 261 scrimmage yards (196 rush, 65 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in the 2016 win over the Titans. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 275 yards and had two touchdowns passing in the 2016 win over the Titans. In seven games against the Titans, quarterback Philip Rivers has 13 touchdowns vs. 4 interceptions for a 105.9 passer rating.