Aside from Philip Rivers' three touchdown passes, the biggest story of the day was the fact that third-string tight end Dante Rosario caught all three of those touchdowns. Gates' absence due to a rib injury allowed Rosario ample playing time against the Titans, and it paid dividends for San Diego.
San Diego's defense also stepped it up on Sunday with a newly discovered pass rush that wasn't as lively against Oakland in Week 1. To put it quite simply, the Chargers' defense got the Jake Locker era off to a rocky start. The second-year quarterback spent most of his day either running from would-be tacklers or laying flat on his back because of the intensity shown by San Diego's defense.
Overall, it was a great showing by the Chargers after narrowly escaping with a victory in Oakland last week. Rivers managed to throw just one interception on the day, and the run game proved to be effective late in the game with Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley.