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The top two defensive performances for the Chargers came by the two men who found themselves in the end zone in some key spots. Lowry came up with a big fumble recovery that he took to the house, while Flowers all but sealed the game in the fourth quarter when the Titans were trying to mount a comeback; he picked off an out route slightly behind Kendall Wright and took it to the end zone to put the Chargers up two touchdowns with under five minutest to play. Both defensive scores were huge swings in the game, and were vital to San Diego’s victory.
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Of Melvin Gordon’s 196 rushing yards in San Diego’s win over Tennessee, 103 came after contact. Gordon’s six total missed tackles—four as a runner, two as a receiver—led the NFL in Week 9, and his excellent game helped fuel the Chargers’ third victory in their last four games. He finished with 196 yards and a rushing touchdown, and four catches (on four targets) for 65 yards as a receiver.
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Another player who showed Sunday that veteran savvy can take you a long way, Gates recorded 75 receiving yards and a score against the Titans defense in San Diego’s win, beating four different players for catches. Unusually for Gates, he also run-blocked well, earning positive grades for his work on the edge against the Titans’ linebackers and being a big part of the huge San Diego day on the ground.
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"Five is good but hopefully I can get one next week. Flowers, I feel like he played a really good game. He got a pick-six. He tackled well. Playing in the secondary, we have to make plays and when our numbers were called today, we made plays."
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"The last couple weeks, it’s been how hard he’s running and how smooth he’s running," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. "A lot of these cuts that he’s making that you see, you can just tell in his feet that he knows what he’s seeing, and he’s making quick decisions."