The Chargers are 9-0 against the Titans since 1993 with a 262-123 score advantage. Yet the Titans are a 3-point favorite according to the odds makers in their season home opener. The 1-1 Chargers have averaged 400 yards of offense in their first two games while allowing 480. The Titans are averaging only 238 while allowing 323. The Chargers have averaged scoring 30 while allowing the same. The Titans have scored an average of 20 in their first two games while allowing an average of 19.5. Keys to the Game Rivers looks like he's turned back the clock in the Chargers first two games. He already has 614 yards passing with 7 TDs on only 1 INT. His 115.8 passer rating places him third behind Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers. Keeping pressure on him Sunday will be important and I expect to see a lot of blitzes from the Titans. This means Rivers will be looking for Antonio Gates who has owned the Titans over the years. Solid coverage on Gates is a must as is making the Chargers drive the field and not give up the easy score on a big play. In their first two games, the Chargers have played the run fairly well though much may be due to their inability to defend the pass. LeSean McCoy only gained 53 yards on them last week (though had 114 receiving). The combo of Foster & Tate combined for 112 yards rushing which was due, in part, to the Texans falling behind. I expect we'll see the Titans continue to focus on establishing the run first with the goal of staying on the field, keeping the Titans defense fresh and keeping Rivers on the sidelines. Though Jake Locker has only averaged 141 yards passing per game, the potential is there for him to have a big day through the air and I would not be surprised to see Titans OC Dowell Loggains call some deeper shots just to give the running game more room. The Titans defense has started slow in the first series of each of their first two games. If the Titans want the fans to stay in this game, they can't fall behind early. I think the Titans bounce back after a tough loss in Houston. As long as they take care of the football, the 9-0 losing streak should end with the Titans winning big. Titans 27-Chargers 17.