And if they did, just for how long.
"When it's your quarterback, it seems to hurt more," Munchak said.
But the victory was overshadowed by Locker's injury.
Wilkerson said he didn't realize Locker was hurt and that the referee told him it was a clean hit.
"It was a clean hit," Wilkerson said. "If it was late the ref would have thrown a flag. They didn't throw a flag."
Locker missed five games last year with a dislocated shoulder, an injury that affected him throughout the season. Fully healthy, Locker was starting to play like the franchise quarterback the Titans wanted when they drafted him No. 8 overall in 2011 out of Washington.
"It was a really big shot," Chris Johnson said of losing Locker. "We had a lot of momentum, everything going our way and just for the play to happen like that ... it just kind of sucked it all out of us."
Ryan Fitzpatrick, signed in March to back up Locker, started slowly coming off the bench. But he connected with Washington on a 77-yard TD during which the receiver went up for the ball away from Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, knocked down back judge Billy Smith as he landed and then ran to the end zone for a 38-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
"I was brought here for a reason, and the reason I was brought here was to help Jake out and be ready for a situation like this if it came up," Fitzpatrick said.
"The ball's just finding me right now," Verner said.
Notes: Ryan said WR Santonio Holmes hurt a hamstring, but didn't have any information about the severity. ... Washington went over 5,000 yards receiving for his career with his 77-yard TD catch. ... Griffin and Jets safety Dawan Landry each played in their 100th career games. ... The Titans won their fourth straight at home dating to last season, their first such winning streak since five consecutive wins in 2009. ... Munchak now is 18-18 as a head coach.
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