The Titans will limp into London this week sitting at 3-3, coming off of two straight dreadful offensive performances. The rushing attack has been non-existent all season and the passing game hasn’t shown up since the Eagles game.
Now you get to travel across the Atlantic to face one of the NFL’s hottest offenses. The Chargers are sitting at 4-2 and are likely the most explosive offense that the Titans have seen all year.
Vegas likes the Chargers in this one, as expected. The Titans opened as seven point underdogs on Sunday night. That line has moved to Titans +6.5 since. The total currently sits at 45.5.
Paced by Melvin Gordon and Phillip Rivers, the Chargers rank 7th in total offense so far this season. They’re averaging 6.8 yards per play, which is good for 3rd in the league. Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams pose matchup problems across the field, giving Phillip Rivers plenty of options on any given play.
All of this to say, the Titans probably won’t be able to lean on their defense in this one. Marcus Mariota and the offense is going to have to keep pace on Sunday against the Chargers’ middle-of-the-road defense, but even that seems like a difficult task at this point. Tennessee’s offensive line issues, particularly on the interior, continue to be a problem.
The NFL changes in a hurry, but it’s hard to imagine the Titans ironing out their offensive issues by Sunday.