Titans miss 2-point conversion, fall to Chargers

Philip Rivers tossed two long touchdown passes and the quick-strike Los Angeles Chargers survived a late challenge by the Tennessee Titans for a 20-19 victory Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London.Rivers found Tyrell Williams for a 75-yard touchdown on the Chargers’ first play from scrimmage and fired a 55-yard TD to a wide-open Mike Williams on the third play of the second half.It was the fourth straight win for the Chargers (5-2) and the third straight loss for the Titans (3-4), whose season-long struggles in the red zone continued.After being shut out last week by Baltimore, Tennessee ended a long touchdown drought when Derrick Henry punched it in from the 1 to cut Los Angeles’ lead to 17-13 in the third quarter. It was only the Titans’ seventh TD in seven games and their first in the month of October.Mike Badgley’s second field goal, from 28 yards, capped a 14-play drive and put the Chargers up 20-13 with 12:30 to play. The rookie also hit from 29 yards in the first quarter.The Titans answered with a 13-play, 89-yard drive, capped by Marcus Mariota’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Luke Stocker on fourth down.Trailing by one with 31 seconds left, Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel elected to go for the two-point conversion and the win. Mariota’s pass to Tajae Sharpe was incomplete, but a defensive holding penalty gave him another shot. However, his pass to Taywan Taylor was tipped and fell incomplete.Rivers completed 19 of 26 passes for 306 yards and Tyrell Williams had 118 yards on four catches. The 75-yard TD pass was the sixth of 75-plus yards in Rivers’ 15-year career, with four of those caught by Williams in the past three seasons.

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