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Chargers withstand Titans' late rally, hold on for 20-19 win

LONDON (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers' Adrian Phillips believes the Tennessee Titans made the right decision to go for a potential go-ahead 2-pointer with 31 seconds remaining - and not just because it failed.

Phillips broke up Marcus Mariota's pass attempt, the Titans' second after a defensive penalty on the first attempt, and the Chargers held on for a 20-19 victory on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Chargers (5-2), who weathered the absence of running back Melvin Gordon to a hamstring injury and relied upon their defense to pull out the win.

''It was a great decision,'' Phillips said. ''That's the game right there. If I'm the head coach, I go for it, too. You have the momentum. You just (went) 70 yards. You've got one of the biggest running backs in the game, one of the best running quarterbacks in the game and one of the best third-down running backs in the game - and a receiver corps that had been doing good all game - so why not?''

The Titans (3-4) drove 89 yards over the final 4:55 before Mariota's 1-yard pass to tight end Luke Stocker pulled them within one point.

Mariota, who went 24 for 32 for 237 yards with an interception, thought he had scored the touchdown himself.

With 40 seconds left, he ran 3 yards on a draw and stretched for the end zone, but replay showed that he was down inches shy of the goal line.

After Stocker scored, Mariota's first attempt was a pass intended for Tajae Sharp, an incompletion negated by a defensive holding call on the Chargers' Casey Hayward, and his second, toward Taywan Taylor, was tipped by Phillips.

''I loved the call,'' Mariota said. ''I love that he has confidence in us to go make that. We just didn't execute.''

Gordon entered the game third in the NFL in rushing with 466 yards and had scored a total of nine touchdowns this season, but was ruled out after an unsuccessful pregame workout.

Austin Ekeler, in his second season, earned his first start in Gordon's place and ran for 42 yards on 12 carries, but it was quarterback Philip Rivers who shouldered the burden for the Chargers.

Rivers, who completed 19 of 26 passes for 306 yards, threw two touchdown passes - one that went 75 yards to Tyrell Williams on Los Angeles' first play from scrimmage, and one that traveled 55 yards to Mike Williams to cap the first drive of the second half.

The Titans trailed 10-6 at halftime after two field goals by Ryan Succop.

After Mike Williams scored, the Titans ended their 10-quarter skid without a touchdown when Derrick Henry ran 1 yard into the end zone with 9:43 left in the third quarter to pull within 17-13.

Michael Badgley made his second of two field goals, Succop missed from 51 yards and after holding Los Angeles, the Titans prepared their final charge.

Dion Lewis ran for 91 yards on 13 carries, including a 36-yard gain on the final drive that moved Tennessee into the Chargers' territory, and Tajae Sharpe had seven catches for a career-high 101 yards.

TEMPERS FLARE

Rivers and wide receiver Keenan Allen were shouting at each other and had to be held apart after an incompletion to Mike Williams in the end zone on third-and-7 early in the fourth quarter.

Allen, who had beaten Titans cornerback Logan Ryan on the play and was wide open, kicked a pylon in frustration before targeting Rivers.

''He ran a route so good that he felt like he needed the ball - and he should,'' Rivers said. ''That's fine. At the same time, the coverage was going his way, so I went somewhere else. It's a passionate, emotional game. That won't be the last argument that any of us have on the sideline and I won't worry about it after 2 seconds.''

A BAD DECISION

Inside linebacker Denzel Perryman handed Mariota the first red zone interception of his career at the Chargers 4-yard line with 30 seconds left in the first half.

''That was a big mistake,'' Mariota said. ''I should have moved onto my second read and maybe we would have had a shot.''

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Los Angeles left tackle Russell Okung had his right fist raised during the anthem, but put it down before the start of ''God Save The Queen.''

INJURIES

Tennessee: Right guard Josh Kline was injured with 43 seconds remaining, was replaced by Corey Levin and did not return.

Los Angeles: Philips injured an ankle late in the second quarter, Hayward required attention after a hit on Mariota before halftime and Mike Williams also needed a moment after a hard fall in the fourth quarter, but all returned.

UP NEXT

Tennessee: Hit the road for a Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 5.

Los Angeles: Travel to face the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 4.

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Key Players
M. Mariota 8 QB
237 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 38 RuYds
16
FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
306 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, RuYd
24
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:31
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. M.Mariota pass to T.Taylor is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS. #31 Adrian Phillips tipped the pass.
plays
yds
pos
19
20
Touchdown 0:31
M.Mariota pass short left to L.Stocker for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
89
yds
4:24
pos
19
20
Field Goal 12:33
M.Badgley 28 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
14
plays
56
yds
6:27
pos
13
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:43
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
13
17
Touchdown 9:43
D.Henry up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
42
yds
4:03
pos
12
17
Point After TD 13:46
M.Badgley extra point is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
6
17
Touchdown 13:46
P.Rivers pass deep right to M.Williams for 55 yards TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
75
yds
1:14
pos
6
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 12:55
R.Succop 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
8
plays
50
yds
3:57
pos
6
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:51
M.Badgley 29 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
10
plays
67
yds
5:07
pos
3
10
Point After TD 9:35
M.Badgley extra point is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 9:35
P.Rivers pass deep left to Ty.Williams for 75 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
00:09
pos
3
6
Field Goal 9:47
R.Succop 28 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
11
plays
55
yds
5:16
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 35:23 24:37
1st Downs 23 14
Rushing 7 2
Passing 16 12
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 9-15 4-9
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 390 344
Total Plays 67 44
Avg Gain 5.8 7.8
Net Yards Rushing 164 47
Rush Attempts 33 16
Avg Rush Yards 5.0 2.9
Net Yards Passing 226 297
Comp. - Att. 24-32 19-26
Yards Per Pass 7.1 11.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 2-9
Penalties - Yards 4-32 4-31
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 2-44.5 3-38.3
Return Yards 156 61
Punts - Returns 1-0 2-14
Kickoffs - Returns 5-156 2-47
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 3/4 4/4
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 2/3 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-5 -40% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-3 -67% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Titans 3-4 337619
Chargers 5-2 1007320
226 PASS YDS 297
164 RUSH YDS 47
390 TOTAL YDS 344
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 237 1 1 92.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66% 1030 3 5 78.5
M. Mariota 24/32 237 1 1 16
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Lewis 33 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 91 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 277 1
D. Lewis 13 91 0 36 15
M. Mariota 8 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 185 1
M. Mariota 7 38 0 11 16
D. Henry 22 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 273 1
D. Henry 12 33 1 7 12
D. Fluellen 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
D. Fluellen 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Sharpe 19 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 101 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 222 1
T. Sharpe 9 7 101 0 19 10
D. Lewis 33 RB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 64 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 199 0
D. Lewis 6 6 64 0 21 15
D. Henry 22 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 49 0
D. Henry 2 2 32 0 21 12
L. Stocker 88 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 11 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 74 1
L. Stocker 2 2 11 1 10 7
J. Smith 81 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 44 0
J. Smith 3 2 11 0 8 1
C. Davis 84 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 395 1
C. Davis 7 3 10 0 5 1
T. Taylor 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 190 1
T. Taylor 2 1 8 0 8 0
C. Batson 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 0 0
C. Batson 1 1 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-13 0 3.0
J. Brown 6-1 1.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-9 0 1.0
L. Ryan 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-1 2 0.0
A. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0 0
W. Woodyard 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 0 1.0
W. Woodyard 3-1 0.0 0 0
K. Lewis 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.0
K. Lewis 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 0.0
D. Jones 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Cruikshank 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
D. Cruikshank 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Correa 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 2.5
K. Correa 2-1 0.5 0 0
B. Logan 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
B. Logan 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Finch 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
S. Finch 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Henry 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Henry 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Landry 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
H. Landry 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 0.0
B. Orakpo 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-11 0 3.5
J. Casey 1-1 0.5 0 0
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-5 1 0.0
K. Byard 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Butler 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-2 1 1.0
M. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
A. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Evans 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 0.0
R. Evans 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Trawick 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Trawick 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
15/17 7/7
R. Succop 2/3 33 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 51.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
33 47.2 14
B. Kern 2 51.5 0 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Jennings 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 31.2 37 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 36.7 94 1
D. Jennings 5 31.2 37 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 8.5 26 0
A. Jackson 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.1% 306 2 0 137.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.1% 2008 17 3 117.8
P. Rivers 19/26 306 2 0 24
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Ekeler 30 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 305 0
A. Ekeler 12 42 0 11 6
M. Williams 81 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
M. Williams 1 3 0 3 11
J. Jackson 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 7 0
J. Jackson 2 3 0 2 1
P. Rivers 17 QB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 -1 0
P. Rivers 1 -1 0 -1 24
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Ty. Williams 16 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 118 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 428 4
Ty. Williams 4 4 118 1 75 17
K. Allen 13 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 72 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 506 1
K. Allen 5 5 72 0 24 7
M. Williams 81 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 55 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 308 4
M. Williams 3 1 55 1 55 11
A. Ekeler 30 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 233 3
A. Ekeler 7 5 26 0 11 6
T. Benjamin 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 16 0
T. Benjamin 1 1 13 0 13 1
A. Gates 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 123 1
A. Gates 3 2 11 0 7 1
J. Jackson 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 19 0
J. Jackson 1 1 11 0 11 1
V. Green 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 104 1
V. Green 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. King 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-5 2 0.0
D. King 6-1 0.0 0 0
D. Perryman 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-19 1 0.0
D. Perryman 6-2 0.0 1 0
B. Mebane 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 1.0
B. Mebane 6-0 0.0 0 0
A. Phillips 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-7 1 0.0
A. Phillips 6-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-5 1 3.0
M. Ingram 5-0 1.0 0 0
D. James 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-11 1 3.0
D. James 5-3 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-1 0 0.0
C. Hayward 4-0 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 2.0
D. Philon 4-1 1.0 0 0
J. Brown 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-5 0 1.0
J. Brown 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Liuget 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
C. Liuget 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Davis 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
M. Davis 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Square 71 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 2.0
D. Square 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-9 0 0.0
J. Addae 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
K. Emanuel 1-0 0.0 0 0
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
U. Nwosu 1-0 0.0 0 0
Tr. Williams 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-3 1 0.0
Tr. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Newsome 38 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Newsome 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Badgley 1 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Badgley 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Jenkins 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
R. Jenkins 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jackson 32 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
J. Jackson 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Badgley 1 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
3/3 7/7
M. Badgley 2/2 29 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Jones 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 38.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 41.1 6
D. Jones 3 38.3 3 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.5 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 25.0 35 0
D. King 2 23.5 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 7.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 13.9 56 0
D. King 2 7.0 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 36 5:16 11 55 FG
9:35 TEN 23 2:40 3 -2 Punt
1:43 TEN 35 3:57 8 50 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:42 TEN 5 9:13 16 85 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:46 TEN 28 4:03 7 42 TD
5:38 TEN 19 1:42 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 TEN 33 4:08 9 34 FG Miss
4:55 TEN 11 4:24 13 89 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:44 LAC 25 0:09 1 75 TD
6:55 LAC 22 5:07 10 67 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:51 LAC 18 3:09 5 34 Punt
0:29 LAC 20 0:29 1 1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 25 1:14 3 75 TD
9:43 LAC 25 4:05 5 16 Punt
3:56 LAC 34 6:27 14 56 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:21 LAC 41 3:26 6 16 Punt
0:31 TEN 49 0:31 1 -1 Game