Nick People’s OT subject purpose in rain helps Titans snap 8-game skid with 27-24 win over Chargers


The Titans gained for the primary time since Nov. 17 in Inexperienced Bay final season.

Nick People celebrates after kicking a successful subject purpose throughout extra time Sunday. John Amis/AP Picture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nick People kicked a 41-yard subject purpose in extra time in a sudden downpour and the Tennessee Titans snapped an eight-game skid by beating the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24 Sunday.

The Titans (1-1) gained for the primary time since Nov. 17 in Inexperienced Bay final season. They needed to rally from an 11-3 deficit at a degree the place the Chargers had extra factors than Tennessee had yards (eight).

Ryan Tannehill rebounded from the worst recreation of his profession within the opener by throwing for 246 yards and put Tennessee up 24-21 with a 4-yard landing move to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. He additionally ran for a landing and began the game-winning drive with a 49-yard toss to Chris Moore.

Derrick Henry had 80 yards and in addition ran for a landing.

The Chargers (0-2) now are mired of their first winless begin since 2017 once they misplaced their first 4 video games in each their first season in Los Angeles and first with then-coach Anthony Lynn.

Justin Herbert threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns to Keenan Allen. With the ball and a couple of:22 left in regulation, he was sacked by Harold Landry forcing the Chargers to accept Cameron Dicker’s third subject purpose of the sport to drive extra time.

The Chargers gained the coin toss. However Herbert threw three straight incompletions as Tennessee pressured simply its third three-and-out of the sport.

Each groups performed with out key starters due to accidents. For the Chargers, working again Austin Ekeler (ankle) and linebacker Eric Kendricks, their greatest offseason addition, was sidelined by a sore hamstring.

Los Angeles not less than had linebacker Joey Bosa energetic after he had been questionable with an injured hamstring. He had two of the Chargers’ 5 sacks.

The Titans already declared out two starters of their secondary with security Amani Hooker within the concussion protocol and cornerback Kristian Fulton’s hamstring a problem once more. Rookie left guard Peter Skoronski, the No. 11 choose total out of Northwestern in April, was declared out Saturday with an sickness.

Tennessee began Xavier Newman, a second-year undrafted free agent out of Baylor at left guard. That didn’t final because the Chargers ended back-to-back drives with sacks attending to Tannehill untouched. Dillon Radunz, who tore an ACL final December, took over to start out the second quarter.

Tennessee lastly confirmed indicators of life on offense. Tannehill hit Treylon Burks with a wonderfully thrown 70-yard move, and Henry capped the short drive with 1-yard TD — Tennessee’s first TD of the season.

People kicked a 33-yard subject purpose because the half ended to tug Tennessee inside 14-10. Tannehill capped a 75-yard drive to open the third with a 12-yard TD run, a drive stored alive by the Chargers’ first two penalties of the sport each on third down.

Herbert capped an 80-yard drive with a 12-yard TD move to Allen inside the first minute of the fourth quarter.

The Titans tried to reply however went three-and-out on consecutive drives, the second ended by the Chargers’ fifth sack.


Titans tight finish Chig Okonkwo went down early however returned to the sport. He completed with 4 catches for 35 yards.


The Chargers end a two-game highway swing at Minnesota.

The Titans hit the highway once more to Cleveland.