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Titans show off physical approach coach Mike Munchak wants in final tuneup for regular season

The Tennessee Titans definitely feel better about themselves after Jake Locker showed how effective he can be both throwing and running the ball, and with a defense that showed off its aggressive side sacking Matt Ryan five times.

Every little bit helps for a franchise trying to bounce back from a 6-10 season.

Coach Mike Munchak said Sunday his Titans are proving they are much more physical, which was a big focus this offseason. The Titans ran for 171 yards with Chris Johnson getting 65 in Saturday night's 27-16 win over Atlanta. Locker had his best game yet throwing for 133 yards and his first touchdown this preseason.

The Titans led 20-6 when the starters headed to the bench, and end Derrick Morgan calls it a step in the right direction.

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