Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chargers are “white hot” in home opener

Chargers 38 Titans 10

QUALCOMM STADIUM (09-16-12) In an attempt to beat the scorching heat, the San Diego Chargers (2-0) sported an all-white look in their blowout win over the Tennessee Titans (0-2).

A pre-game ceremony was held prior to kickoff to honor the late Junior Seau and officially retire his #55 jersey. He joins Lance Alworth and Dan Fouts as the only players to have their jersey numbers retired by the Chargers.

With Antonio Gates on the sideline nursing a rib injury, tight end Dante Rosario stepped up and caught a career high three touchdown passes.

Running Back Jackie Battle entered the game in the fourth quarter and gave a much needed boost to the Chargers rushing attack. He put up two goal line touchdown runs to seal the win.

By The Numbers

  3 - Touchdown catches by Dante Rosario

  5 - Touchdowns by the Chargers offense (1 last week @ Raiders)

  9 - Consecutive wins over the Titans/Oilers

55 - Officially retired by the Chargers

Impact Chargers

QB Philip Rivers
Completed 24 out of 32 passes for 284 yards, three TDs & one INT

TE Dante Rosario
Four catches for 48 yards & three TDs (Career High)

WR Malcom Floyd
Six catches for 109 yards

RB Jackie Battle
14 carries for 69 yards & two TDs

Chargers Run Defense
Held the Titans to 38 rushing yards

Next Sunday

The Chargers will go for their third win of the season when they host the Atlanta Falcons (1-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. pacific time.

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