Matchups

San Diego (7-5) at Tennessee (7-5)

San Diego Chargers Defense
20th Ranked against the Run
21st Ranked against the Pass
San Diego Chargers Offense
15th Ranked in Rushing
22nd Ranked in Passing

Tennessee Titans Defense
7th Ranked against the Run
8th Ranked against the Pass
Tennessee Titans Offense
5th Ranked in Rushing
26th Ranked in Passing

Two teams come into this game with identical records but in very different circumstances. Division leader San Diego is out in front of the Denver Broncos by two games in the AFC West after winning their last two games while Denver has dropped both of theirs. The Chargers last two wins have been impressive, each one showcasing different talent at different positions. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers led a 3 touchdown performance against the Ravens in Week 12, and last week in Kansas City running back LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 177 yards and surpassed the great Walter Payton becoming third all time in NFL rushing touchdowns.

Tennessee on the other hand has lost three of their last four games, and after reaching a record of 6-2 in Week 9 and trailing the Colts by a single game in the AFC South they are now in third place in their own division and are looking uphill at Jacksonville and Cleveland as they watch their chances for a wild card ticket to the post season become less and less likely.

The Titans may keep it close but in spite of their confidence after the recent victory against Houston they will probably not be able to overcome San Diego by the final whistle. Although Tennessee has one of the leagues best defenses they are going up against a Chargers team that is second best in the NFL at protecting their quarterback and which had little trouble handling a Ravens defense that is ranked slightly higher than the Titans. San Diego is riding high after their recent surge, and LaDainian Tomlinson is just one of those players who, when he gathers momentum just keeps getting better and better.

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