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Published: Wed, November 09, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Titans tight end Walker game-time decision vs


So that might mitigate one of the Chargers' biggest weapons in running back Melvin Gordon.

Gordon, who leads the National Football League with 11 touchdowns, scored on a 1-yard run with 5:28 left in the third quarter to give the Chargers a 26-21 lead. His 261 yards from scrimmage were the second most in a game in Chargers history, surpassed only by Tomlinson's 271 in 2002. He has three 100-yard games, including two straight.

Gordon's performance was so big that it drew a few animal references.

Henry picked up his play when Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring injury, and head coach Mike McCoy will look to the 14-year veteran to step up his play on Sunday. "We're going to give him the ball and let him roll".

A week ago in Denver, the Chargers had a first-and-goal at the 2 and Gordon's number wasn't called once.

"We're feeding our horse right now", Flowers said. "We've just got to keep building off of that". Now 36, the Chargers use him more as a red-zone specialist than an every down player.

"We're just trying to play to their strengths, and his is downhill", Mularkey said. Mariota was able to finish the drive off with a draw up the middle that he bounce outside, just snagging the pylon. "Finish, finish, finish the game".

BALLOT BOWL: The Chargers won two days before the team will ask San Diegans to approve a ballot measure that would provide $1.15 billion via an increase in the hotel occupancy tax to help fund a $1.8 billion stadium and convention center annex downtown. Team chairman Dean Spanos will then have to decide whether to negotiate a new deal with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and stakeholders such as the powerful tourism industry, or exercise his right to move to Los Angeles and join the Rams in a stadium scheduled to open in Inglewood in 2019.

MARIOTA: The Titans' second-year QB threw for 313 yards and three TDs for the Titans (4-5).

Key stat: At the time they made it 19-7 (1:32 left), the Chargers had as many penalty yards as the Titans had total yards (76). Armed with a great young quarterback, and some fantastic skills players, the Jags were about to make the next step in to the elite in the AFC. "Obviously, I can't fumble and that's going to put us in bad situations".

The Titans got on the board with their next drive, Rishard Matthews catching a 16 yard pass from Mariota to complete an eight play, 75 yard drive. The Titans have lost five straight in San Diego by an average score of 33-13.

Coach Mike Mularkey wants to wait as long as possible before making any decision on Walker's status. I think it will come down to which team can make a play on defense and pressure the quarterback effectively. Starting nose tackle Olive Sagapolu will miss his fourth straight game Saturday when the Badgers host IL (3-6, 2-4). Defensively, the Chargers are yielding 26.5 points and 361.1 total yards (275.1 in passing and 86.0 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams.

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