Making his first career start, Jake Locker tossed his first touchdown of the season, avoiding pressure and splitting a pair of defenders with a 29-yard strike down the right sideline to Nate Washington.
It was the kind of play that excites Titans coaches, showing Locker’s athleticism and big-play ability when he is on the move.
Coming off a 21-3 halftime deficit, the Titans’ scoring drive covered 80 yards in four plays and pulled them within 21-10 early in the third quarter.
You can see Washington’s touchdown catch right here.
It didn’t take long for Locker to begin moving the offense. Starting at Tennessee’s 20-yard line, Locker found tight end Jared Cook down the middle for a 35-yard gain to New England’s 45 (watch Cook’s reception). Two plays later, Chris Johnson turned a short catch into a 16-yard gain to the 29, setting up Locker’s TD pass to Washington on the next play.
The touchdown was Locker’s fifth of his career and Washington’s 32nd. As a rookie in 2011, Locker completed three of his four touchdown passes to Washington.
Locker completed 23-of-32 passes for 229 yards with one touchdown and one interception before leaving the game with a shoulder injury early in the fourth quarter.
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