Ten 0 3 7 0 10
SD 14 3 7 14 38
Date of game: 9/16/2012

Recap: San Diego vs. Tennessee

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Phillip Rivers threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 38-10 triumph over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Rivers completed 24-of-32 passes and Dante Rosario caught three touchdowns for the Chargers, who moved to 2-0 for the first time since 2006.

Jackie Battle added a pair of rushing touchdowns in the win.

"Everybody stepped up," Rivers said. "It was a heck of an effort."

Jake Locker completed 15-of-30 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown, and also led the Titans (0-2) rushing attack with 21 yards. Chris Johnson was held to just 17 yards on eight carries in the loss.

"It seems like we can't make more than a couple of plays in a row," Titans head coach Mike Munchak said. "It's frustrating."

Rivers led the Chargers down the field for a touchdown on the game's opening drive when he connected with Rosario for an 11-yard TD. Earlier in the drive, Rivers hit Malcom Floyd for a 27-yard gain before targeting the lanky- receiver again three plays later for a 14-yard pick up.

On the ensuing drive, Locker was intercepted by Eric Weddle, who returned it to the Titans 31. Rivers found Eddie Royal for a 20-yard gain before turning to Rosario three plays later for the score.

San Diego's defense then forced a three-and-out and took over on their own 42. Rivers found Ladarius Green for 31-yards to put the ball on the Tennessee 8- yard line, but the Chargers were forced to settle for a 26-yard Nate Kaeding field goal.

The Titans finally got on the board in the second quarter when Rob Bironas split the uprights from 23 yards out to cap a 10-play, 81-yard drive.

Rivers connected with Rosario in the end zone for a third time to go up 24-3. LeRon McLain broke off a 17-yard run and Rivers hit Floyd for 16-yards later in the drive to set up the touchdown.

Lavelle Hawkins returned the ensuing kickoff 71-yards to the San Diego 32 and three plays later, Locker found Kendall Wright for a 15-yard touchdown to pull within 24-10.

Jackie Battle leaped over the pile for a touchdown to put the Chargers up 31-10 before finding the end zone again with 1:17 left.

Game Notes

San Diego has won 13 of its last 20 home openers ... The Chargers officially retired the number of former linebacker Junior Seau at halftime. Seau committed suicide on May 2 ... Kenny Britt made his season debut after missing last week's game while serving a suspension. He caught one pass for five yards.

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