National Football League
Tennessee 27, L.A. Chargers 24
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 17, 2023
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Temperature: 64°
Head Official: Alan Eck
Attendance: 67438

Ryan Tannehill passed for 246 yards and a touchdown, Nick Folk made a 41-yard field goal in overtime and the Tennessee Titans pulled off a 27-24 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers at Nashville, Tenn., to end an eight-game losing streak going back to last season.

Derrick Henry gained 79 yards of the Titans' 141 total yards on the ground as Tennessee (1-1) found some offense one week after a limited attack in a loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Tannehill pulled off a seven-play, 82-yard drive to give the Titans a 24-21 lead with 2:22 remaining in regulation after a 4-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. The Chargers (0-2) sent the game into overtime on Cameron Dicker's 33-yard field goal as the clock expired.

The Tennessee defense held the Chargers to a three-and-out to open overtime then got into field-goal position by moving 37 yards in eight plays.

Justin Herbert was 27-of-41 passing and 305 yards for the Chargers, connecting on two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen, who had eight receptions for 111 yards. Mike Williams also had eight catches and 83 yards for the Chargers.

Playing without Austin Ekeler (ankle), the Chargers had just 61 yards rushing on 21 carries. The Los Angeles defense had five sacks, with two from Joey Bosa.

The Chargers took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on Dicker's 27-yard field goal.

Los Angeles went eight plays and 47 yards, scoring a second-quarter TD when Herbert connected with Allen on an 8-yard pass. Herbert then found eligible offensive tackle Trey Pipkins III on a pass for the 2-point conversion for an 11-0 lead.

The Titans answered quickly with Tannehill finding Treylon Burks on a 70-yard pass to the Chargers' 5-yard line one play after the Los Angeles TD. Henry scored from 1 yard out to cut the deficit to 11-7.

Field goals by both teams gave the Chargers a 14-10 lead at halftime.

Tennessee took its first lead of the game at 17-14 on its opening drive of the second half, going 75 yards in nine plays and finding the end zone when Tannehill scored on a 12-yard run on an option play.

The Chargers moved back in front 21-17 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter when Herbert found Allen in the end zone for a second time, this one from 12 yards.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
L.A. Chargers   Tennessee
Joshua Kelley Player Derrick Henry
13 Attempts 25
39 Yards 80
3.0 Avg Yards 3.2
0 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 23
L.A. Chargers   Tennessee
Keenan Allen Player Treylon Burks
8 Receptions 3
111 Yards 76
13.9 Avg Yards 25.3
2 Touchdowns 0
42 Long 70
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
L.A. Chargers 342 61 281 2 3 0 5.0 0
Tennessee 341 141 200 3 2 0 3.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Titans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • L.A. Chargers will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Chargers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.