Mariota's pass was incomplete in the end zone, as the Titans failed to recover the onside kick attempt, sealing their fourth loss of the season, which drops them a game under .500. Adrian Phillips had the pass breakup for the Chargers on the two-point try, as they attempt to keep pace with the one-loss Kansas City Chiefs, who are in action Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chargers have now won four in a row after a 1-2 start, earning the win despite playing without star running back Melvin Gordon. The tailback was out with a hamstring injury, which he suffered Friday afternoon in practice. Austin Ekeler got the start in Gordon's place, running for 42 yards on 12 carries in his first career start, as he is in his second NFL season. Phillip Rivers threw for 306 yards and two touchdown passes, including a 75-yard score to Tyrell Williams. He also found Mike Williams for a 55-yard score, as the Chargers sit a game behind Kansas City in the AFC West.
Mariota completed 24 of his 32 passes for just 237 yards and an interception, as the Titans failed to find the end zone until the third quarter. The former Oregon quarterback led an 89-yard drive over 4:55 that looked to tie the game, until the questionable decision came up. The Titans still sit just a game back in the weak AFC South, behind the Houston Texans, who is the only team over .500 in the division.
Tennessee will look to get back over .500 after a bye week when they visit the Dallas Cowboys on November 5th. The Chargers will also enjoy a bye week before visiting the Seattle Seahawks on November 4th.