Marcus Mariota

The Tennessee Titans haven’t won a game in San Diego since 1990, and the drought continues following the 43-35 loss Sunday.

Tennessee (4-5) had plenty of opportunities to snap the streak against San Diego (4-5) but couldn’t create enough big plays in key moments. In fact, the Titans gave the plays away.

Bad Marcus

QB Marcus Mariota had two turnovers the Chargers returned for touchdowns. It’s the second time this season (Minnesota) in which the second year QB has given up two scores, directly. The first, on Sunday, came on a Mariota fumble right after the Chargers had regained the lead towards the end of the third quarter.

Mariota bounced back and cut the San Diego lead to 33-28 with a fourth quarter TD pass to Delanie Walker. After the Chargers kicked a field goal to make it an 8-point game, “Bad Mariota” struck again.

It was Mariota’s second interception of the game, and the Chargers scored 17 points off of his three turnovers.

It seems like Mariota has made a devastating turnover in all of the Titans losses. In the season opener, the Vikings ran back two turnovers for scores. Granted, one fumbles was credited to DeMarco Murray. Against Oakland, Mariota threw an interception in the fourth quarter while trailing seven. And, against the Colts, Mariota fumbled while being sacked and Robert Mathis ran it in for a TD ending the Titans chance at a game-winning drive with under two minutes left.

Marcus Mariota had four total touchdowns Sunday against the Chargers, including a highlight reel TD run. But, his catastrophic turnovers have lost multiple games for his team. The trend continued against the Chargers and is frustrating Titans fans.

Mariota’s peaks are very high. He’s accounted for 42 touchdowns in 21 career games. However, his valleys have been incredible low with 18 interceptions and eleven fumbles.