Chargers’ last regular-season visit, on Dec. 9, 2007, the game got chippy with questionable hits being delivered by both sides. But none was more obvious than when Titans offensive linemen David Stewart and Kevin Mawae blasted Shawne Merriman. The questionable hit — Stewart and Mawae were fined — started Merriman’s knee problems that led him to miss most of the 2008 season.
“That was when my knee went,” said Merriman, who some had thought hit quarterback Vince Young late in that game. “It was done from that point on.
“Luckily, I was blessed enough to finish the rest of the season up, but it was painful as hell. It was tough.”
One doesn’t have to flick on the tape for the Chargers to remember the Titans.SERIES HISTORY: 37th regular-season meeting. The Chargers lead the series 22-13-1. The Chargers have won the last six in the overall series, which includes a 2007 wild-card playoff game triumph, 17-6. The last regular-season matchup, during the same season, was a thriller, with the Chargers pulling out a 23-17 overtime victory after erasing a 17-3 deficit. That game was also noted for four players being fined $32,500.