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Titans excel as usual at protecting QB Jake Locker

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By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans have been criticized for being the NFL's worst at running the ball. Jake Locker is pretty happy about the one thing they're doing better than almost any team in the league.

Protecting him.

The Titans (1-2) have done a pretty good job keeping Locker upright, allowing only two sacks and none in two straight games. He was only hit twice last week by the Detroit Lions and all their pass rushers. Only Buffalo has allowed fewer sacks with just one.

Titans coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday they've done very well protecting Locker, allowing him to be hit only twice by the Lions.

Now they face possibly their biggest test yet Sunday in Houston (3-0). J.J. Watt leads the AFC with 5.5 sacks.

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