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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Photos of the winning Titans are scrolling on two video screens in hallways at Tennessee's headquarters once again. The screens were blank the previous four weeks, during the team's losing skid.
Now the Titans can work on making corrections,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, and they still have plenty of areas needing improvement. In a game where left tackle Taylor Lewan and running back Bishop Sankey got their first career starts with backup Charlie Whitehurst starting his second game in three weeks.
And the Tennessee Titans really needed a lift, no matter how ugly the victory or weak the opponent.
The Titans visit Washington (1-5) on Sunday before hosting Houston (3-3) before their bye. Now that the skid is over, the goal now is getting back to .500 before the second half of the season. Locker still is trying to recover from a swollen right thumb, and Whisenhunt said they're trying to get the quarterback healthy. Whether Locker practices Wednesday remains to be seen.
"We've still got a lot of work to do, but we've made some progress,Wholesale China Jerseys," Whisenhunt said.
With Sammie Hill blocking a field goal to preserve the win, the Titans (2-4) finally snapped a four-game skid with their first win since the season opener. It also marked first-year coach Ken Whisenhunt's first victory at home, though he didn't celebrate with a game ball but more a sigh of relief.
But Whisenhunt will talk about the chance to reach 4-4 at the bye and give the Titans a chance at some type of reward to provide an incentive.
"We got to be able to stay on the field, control the clock," Walker said. "We put our defense out there a lot ... It's our turn to help them out."
Defensively, the Titans forced Jacksonville to punt on its first two drives in the fourth quarter. Cornerback Jason McCourty ended another drive by forcing a fumble at the Titans 10,Wholesale Football Jerseys, and rookie linebacker Avery Williamson returned the fumble out near midfield.
After failing to protect a 28-3 lead in losing to Cleveland on Oct. 5 in the worst blown lead at home ever in the regular season, the Titans came perilously close to doing it again by managing to hold the ball only 5 minutes, 23 seconds in the fourth quarter. That was after allowing the Jaguars only one possession in the third quarter.
Locker sat out with his second different injury to his right, passing hand in three weeks. Walker said the issue is simply making plays and protecting the quarterback. The Titans gave up three sacks with Whitehurst hit five other times.
The uplifting images are part of the spoils of winning,Wholesale NFL Jerseys.
Notes: Whisenhunt said DL Ropati Pitoitua broke a finger on his left hand and isn't sure if the lineman will miss anytime. Pitoitua missed two preseason games when he broke that hand in August and missed a loss at the Colts with an injured knee. ... The Titans waived TE Brett Brackett on Monday. He was promoted from the practice squad Saturday.
"It felt like a long time," Titans tight end Delanie Walker said Monday of scraping out a 16-14 victory over the winless Jaguars. "Walking through the hallways,Wholesale Stitched Jerseys, and we finally got some new pictures up of the game. That just shows we got a 'W,' and it feels good. So hopefully we can keep this going."

Even then, Titans safety Michael Griffin couldn't catch Jacksonville's onside kick.
"That was a tough stretch," Whisenhunt said. "It's nice to get a win, even though I would've preferred it not have been as close as it was. We're still happy to get it."
Two teaching points will include rookie Marqueston Huff failing to down a punt with about 7 minutes left at Jaguars 1 when he tried to catch the ball. Veteran linebacker Wesley Woodyard had his arms around a Jaguars tight end but didn't take him down, and Clay Harbor finished off a 20-yard touchdown with 43 seconds left to set up the frantic finish.
"I don't think there's anything wrong with that," Whisenhunt said.