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Defense leads San Diego Chargers in win over Tennessee Titans

Posted at 5:14 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 20:16:49-05
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- If you had the over in the Tennessee-San Diego, then congrats.
 
Melvin Gordon totaled 261 yards, including a career-high 196 on the ground, and the Chargers beat the Titans 43-35 in the highest-scoring game of the day. The over/under was 47.
 
Chargers defensive backs Dwight Lowery and Brandon Flowers scored on turnovers by Marcus Mariota, keeping the Titans winless in San Diego since 1990.
 
The Chargers (4-5) won two days before the team will ask voters to approve a billion-dollar subsidy for a new downtown stadium to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium. The measure was polling well short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass.
 
Gordon, who leads the NFL 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. He ran 32 times, and broke a 47-yard run in the closing minutes. He also caught four passes for 65 yards.
 
Mariota threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. He also ran for a score, but his turnovers were as much the difference as Gordon's big game.