The San Diego Chargers won in convincing fashion yet again in Week 2, handling the Tennessee Titans for four quarters on their way to a 38-10 victory. Philip Rivers had one of the better games of his career, throwing for 284 yards and three touchdowns. The team is now 2-0 on the young season and has looked as good as anyone in the conference, and they've done this without star tailback Ryan Mathews.
SB Nation's Chargers blog, Bolts From The Blue, is encouraged by what they saw on Sunday and like the team's chances moving forward. Here is part of what they had to say:
Different from most of the Chargers teams from the past 5 years or so, this one seems prone to fast starts. The team quickly built a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with strong defense and an unstoppable passing game (using Dante Rosario to cure all Red Zone offensive woes). In the middle of the game, the Titans seemed to be able to slow down the passing game because they didn't have to respect the Chargers non-existent running game. Enter Jackie Battle.
The Chargers offense seems to be working on a combination of moxy, play-calling and Philip Rivers playing (mostly) mistake-free football. Add in the missing talent over the course of the season (Ryan Mathews, Jared Gaither, Antonio Gates, Vincent brown) and this could be one of the best offenses in the league once more. For now, it's enough to score points and win games on the back of a strong defense.
The Chargers will enjoy their win before returning to practice on Monday. Their next game is against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3.