Christmas Night NFL Recap Week 16

The NFL happened on Christmas night, as the San Diego Chargers went to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans. With playoff implications in this one, would the Chargers get the bye, or would the Titans continue on a improbable run? To the recap…

San Diego 42, Tennessee 17- Phillip Rivers went 21-27 for 264 yards and threw two touchdowns, and LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles each ran for two touchdowns, and the San Diego Chargers defense took advantage of mistakes by Vince Young and rolled to a 42-17 victory, securing the second seed in the AFC and a first round bye. The win was the 10th straight for the Bolts, and their 18th straight victory in the month of December, which is an NFL record. San Diego put up two runs of 21 straight points, the first after the Titans took an early 3-0 lead, and the second was after the Titans scored at halftime to make it 21-10. The lone bright spot for Tennessee was Chris Johnson, who had 21 carries for 142 yards, and a 30 yard TD run. Johnson’s 142 yards puts his season total at 1,872, leaving him 118 shy of 2,000 and becoming the sixth player in NFL history to reach the 2,000+ yard plateau. He is also 234 yards shy of setting the NFL record of 2,105 by Eric Dickerson. Vince Young was ineffective throwing, going 8-21 for 89 yards and two interceptions, but he did run six times for 40 yards and had a touchdown. The loss is a huge blow for the Titans, who are virtually out of the playoff picture, but have a chance if they win and everyone else is even with them at 8-8. Even then, it’s a long shot. The remarkable turnaround from an 0-6 start is still amazing. San Diego has the momentum in December, but can they translate that to wins in January? We shall see. Chargers (12-3), Titans (7-8).

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