Posted October 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
Having had some extra time to recover from his injuries, the Tennessee Titans feel confident Jake Locker can play a key role in their bid to end a five-year playoff drought. Locker will get a chance to show it against the St. Louis Rams, who are coming off an outstanding effort defensively. Following three straight losses to elite opponents, Tennessee hopes to get back in the win column Sunday in St. Louis. After missing two games because of hip and knee injuries, Locker showed some rust in a 31-17 loss to San Francisco on Oct. 20. He threw for 326 and two TDs, but both scores and 222 of those yards came after Tennessee (3-4) trailed 24-0 at the half. The bye week that followed appears to have helped Locker, who says he's feeling as good as he has since going down in a Week 4 victory over the New York Jets. ''He can get that rhythm going that we felt we were getting in on offense that kind of got stripped from us,'' coach Mike Munchak said. ''And now...
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