Recap: The Chargers showed they can win a game by coming back and then hanging on to beat the Titans. San Diego went on a 20-0 run starting late in the second quarter to end a three-game skid. San Diego is 3-5.
Biggest area to fix: big plays allowed in the passing game. The Chargers almost fell out of the game early and then they almost let the Titans come back by allowing way too many big plays in the passing game. That has to stop. It should help that safety Steve Gregory is on his way back from serving a four-game NFL suspension for using a banned substance. But the Chargers need to tighten up in this area against a very explosive Houston team on the horizon.
Biggest area to build on: passing game. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 305 yards despite not having his top four receivers. As long as Rivers -- who has thrown for 2,649 yards, which is the most any quarterback has ever thrown for though eight games -- has tight end Antonio Gates available, he’ll find a way to get it done. These two players have a special connection that sparks the entire team.
What to watch for: San Diego will continue to try to get back in the AFC West race with a road test at Houston. The Chargers are 0-4 on the road this season and have been particularly sloppy away from home.