Chargers dominating Titans early on

September, 16, 2012
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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers look good.

They are hammering Tennessee, 17-0 early in the second quarter.

The Chargers are dominating on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they have improved from their 1-for-5 effort in the red zone in a 22-14 win at Oakland last week. San Diego is 2-for-3 from the red zone so far.

I tell you what; this San Diego defense is much improved. San Diego's pass rush hasn’t been this strong since Shawne Merriman’s heyday of the mid 2000s.

It also a good day so far for the San Diego tight ends without star Antonio Gates, who is out with a rib injury. Backup Dante Rosario caught two touchdown passes from Philip Rivers in the first quarter. However, Rosario has a calf injury and his return is questionable.

Fourth-round pick Ladarius Green marked his NFL debut with a nice run-and-catch on a 31-yard play to setup a field goal early in the second quarter. Many people think Green can be Gates’ successor and he looked nice on his first NFL catch.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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