Titan Sized readers have chosen Jake Locker as the Tennessee Titans Week 3 Player of the Week following a 20-17 comeback victory against the San Diego Chargers. Locker finished 23-of-37 for 299 yards with one passing touchdown. Locker added five carries for 68 yards and a designed seven-yard touchdown run.
It wasn’t a Peyton Manning-esque performance. What made it special was how he silenced his critics with a 10-play, 94-yard scoring drive that was capped off with Justin Hunter’s 34-yard touchdown reception with 15 seconds remaining. The Titans needed Locker to take advantage of one of the NFL’s worst defensive backfields. Locker did just that.
Not much to debate there. Nate Washington had numbers that would’ve gotten him this honor almost any other week. Washington went from what many people thought was a potential piece on the trading block to becoming this team’s best receiver. Kenny Britt may hold the label at the top of the depth chart. That doesn’t mean he has been the best player.
Can Locker keep this up when he faces a much tougher defensive challenge against the New York Jets? What about after that with the Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers?
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SOURCES: ESPN Box Score