Titans had an awful game last week allowing 11 sacks and absolutely nothing worked on offense.
Titans coach had his staff wearing boxing gloves this week in practice. More about show of being tougher than anything else
Austin Johnson had his best game as a pro at NT and it was the first time in years that the Titans weren't easy to run at up the middle. Bennie Logan is (sadly) expected to start for Johnson. It's just one game for Johnson but it brought hope. Generally, teams run wherever Daquan and Casey aren't. Each could switch to the NT on occasion.
The Titans have been outstanding on one WR each week (Ryan), most weeks on both one outside and one slot, and Malcolm Butler has been awful outside. This probably puts Williams in a great position since he likes the deep ball and Butler has given up the most or near the most yards in the NFL this year.
The Titans nickel D is annoying with two LBs over the middle. The CB passes off the WR and they have no trouble getting to a spot and catching it around LBs.
The Titans D is pretty stout until one of these happens and since it's happening most every week it could start to demoralize them soon especially after a loss like last week. I imagine Whisenhunt "goes for the jugular" early in this one while the Titans try to establish a rhythm in the run game. Mariota is an excellent play action QB but LaFleur hasn't caught onto this. His passing game should work so smoothly if they can get the run game going
Taywan Taylor is ridiculously fast and often used on cute plays like end arounds and reverses and not as a traditional WR. When they use him as a normal WR, their offense has done well. When they don't they're rough. Davis is the clear lead dog, but there's no one else for Ds to worry about without Walker around so they have to get Taylor involved.
The Titans have two of the best tackles in football but they've been anchoring them with two of the worst blocking TEs in football. They have not oWned that edge at all and the Chargers are probably licking their chops. Dennis Kelly was a blocking tight end and backup T under Mularkey. He practiced as a TE some this week so we could see him there. He also played G in Philly so he may sub in for Levin if necessary too.
The Chargers have a million ways they can win this and it's pretty much a don't mess up game for them while the Titans have a lot of fixing to do