Titans fall to Chargers in heartbreaker 20-19

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8), left, runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

The Tennessee Titans failed on a 2 point conversion with only seconds to play and lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 20-19 in London Sunday.

The Titans controlled the game holding the ball for over 35 minutes in the game, but big plays and a few costly mistakes cost them the victory.

Marcus Mariota hit Luke Stocker on 4th and goal from the one-yard line with 31 seconds left to make it a one-point game.  Mariota had a big bounce-back game completing 24 of 32 for 237 yards, a TD and a critical interception.

The Titans defense was gashed for a pair of long touchdowns, one on their first snap of the game when Philip Rivers hit Tyrell Williams for a 75-yard touchdown and a 7-3 lead in the 1st quarter.

The Titans controlled the ball and the clock in the 1st half, and had the ball with a chance to take the lead going into the half when Mariota threw the first red-zone interception of his career. Denzell Perryman came up with a tipped ball and the Chargers led 0-6 at the half.

The second half opened with another long Los Angeles touchdown when Rivers hit Mike Williams for a 55-yard score and a 17-6.

The Titans responded though with a long touchdown march that ended with a one year Derrick Henry TD to make the game 17-13.

Dion Lewis had his best game as a Titan with 155 total yards. Tajae Sharp also had a big game for Tennessee with 7 receptions for 101 yards.

Drops cost the Titans big once again as Taywan Taylor and Corey Davis both dropped balls that would have taken the ball deep inside Charger territory.  Instead, the Titans had to settle for a 51-yard field goal attempt that Ryan Succop missed.

It is the Titans’ third straight loss and they fall to 3-4 on the season.  The Chargers are 5-2 after their fourth straight win. 

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