San Diego, CA – Phillip Rivers threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 38-10 triumph over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Rivers completed 24-of-32 passes and Dante Rosario caught three touchdowns for the Chargers, who moved to 2-0 for the first time since 2006.
Jackie Battle added a pair of rushing touchdowns in the win.
"Everybody stepped up," Rivers said. "It was a heck of an effort."
Jake Locker completed 15-of-30 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown, and also led the Titans (0-2) rushing attack with 21 yards. Chris Johnson was held to just 17 yards on eight carries in the loss.
"It seems like we can't make more than a couple of plays in a row," Titans head coach Mike Munchak said. "It's frustrating."
Rivers led the Chargers down the field for a touchdown on the game's opening drive when he connected with Rosario for an 11-yard TD. Earlier in the drive, Rivers hit Malcom Floyd for a 27-yard gain before targeting the lanky- receiver again three plays later for a 14-yard pick up.
On the ensuing drive, Locker was intercepted by Eric Weddle, who returned it to the Titans 31. Rivers found Eddie Royal for a 20-yard gain before turning to Rosario three plays later for the score.
San Diego's defense then forced a three-and-out and took over on their own 42. Rivers found Ladarius Green for 31-yards to put the ball on the Tennessee 8- yard line, but the Chargers were forced to settle for a 26-yard Nate Kaeding field goal.
The Titans finally got on the board in the second quarter when Rob Bironas split the uprights from 23 yards out to cap a 10-play, 81-yard drive.
Rivers connected with Rosario in the end zone for a third time to go up 24-3. LeRon McLain broke off a 17-yard run and Rivers hit Floyd for 16-yards later in the drive to set up the touchdown.
Lavelle Hawkins returned the ensuing kickoff 71-yards to the San Diego 32 and three plays later, Locker found Kendall Wright for a 15-yard touchdown to pull within 24-10.
Jackie Battle leaped over the pile for a touchdown to put the Chargers up 31-10 before finding the end zone again with 1:17 left.
San Diego has won 13 of its last 20 home openers ... The Chargers officially retired the number of former linebacker Junior Seau at halftime. Seau committed suicide on May 2 ... Kenny Britt made his season debut after missing last week's game while serving a suspension. He caught one pass for five yards.