Titans Look To Even Record At San Diego Chargers
By: Don Best Staff
Friday, September 14, 2012
Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers NFL Betting Preview
Date: 9/16/2012 at 4:25 p.m. (ET) CBS
Opening Lines: Chargers -7, OU 44
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Tennessee Titans: New England pasted a 34-13 loss on the Titans (0-1 straight up and against the spread) in Nashville during Week 1. Tennessee trailed by 18 at the half, and the five points the Titans were getting on the closing line never came close to helping their backers. Adding injury to insult was QB Jake Locker suffering a left shoulder injury, though he is probable for Sunday's game in San Diego. Both Locker and backup Matt Hasselbeck were efficient enough (combined 29-of-43), but the Titans never could get anything going on the ground even early in the game as Chris Johnson was held to just four yards on 11 carries. Tennessee was 4-4 on the road last year, but has lost its last five in San Diego and covered just one of those.
San Diego Chargers: Norv Turner and the Chargers (1-0 SU & ATS) posted a 22-14 upset as 1-point underdogs at Oakland this past Monday evening. Nate Kaeding provided the bulk of the scoring for the Bolts with five field goals, two at the end of drive that stalled inside the Raiders' 20. San Diego benefitted from a mistake-prone Raiders squad. Philip Rivers enjoyed a 24-of-33 night for 231 yards through the air, but San Diego never got anything going on the ground with Ryan Mathews injured and on the sidelines. Mathews is questionable for Sunday's game with the same collarbone issue. The Chargers are 16-6 SU their last 22 at home, and have won and covered the last seven meetings between the clubs since the Titans moved to Tennessee. Three of the previous four clashes in San Diego have gone 'over' the total.
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