NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Locker threw for 134 yards and two touchdowns in his home debut as Tennessee’s starting quarterback, and the Titans beat the Arizona Cardinals 32-27 on Thursday night.
Locker threw for 124 yards and both TDs in giving Tennessee a 17-10 halftime lead and finished 11 of 20 for 134 yards with a 109.2 passer rating. He got plenty of help as the Titans (No. 21 in the AP Pro32) got another strong showing on defense.
End Kamerion Wimbley had two sacks, linebacker Colin McCarthy returned one of his two interceptions 31 yards for a TD and the Titans (2-1) forced five turnovers overall. Returner Marc Mariani broke his left leg.
The Cardinals (No. 23) struggled without left tackle Levi Brown, who tore his right triceps in Arizona’s 31-27 win over Oakland last week. John Skelton, who started at quarterback for Arizona (1-2), lasted until early in the second quarter.