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In brief: Companies vie for Super ad

Small businesses that produce dog treats, toys, eggs and compost are vying for a chance to have a commercial during the Super Bowl.

The four companies are finalists in a competition held by software maker Intuit, which will pay millions of dollars to give the winner a 30-second spot in the game Feb. 2. They were selected by Intuit’s 8,000 employees.

The winner will be chosen in a vote open to anyone who visits the competition website smallbusinessbiggame .com through Dec. 1.

The finalists are Barley Labs, of Durham, N.C., which makes dog treats out of barley; GoldieBlox, based in Oakland, Calif., maker of construction toys aimed at girls; Locally Laid Egg Co., a Duluth, Minn., egg producer and POOP – Natural Dairy Compost, a Nampa, Idaho, fertilizer maker.

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Hurt Locker awaits tests

Titans quarterback Jake Locker says he was sick of leaving games with injuries, so he stuck around one play for one more play after hurting his right foot against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Now Locker has to wait and see if his season is over.

“You hope and pray that it’s not and just hope for the best,” Locker said.

Locker was hit in the second quarter Sunday and wasn’t sure if he caught his foot or someone landed on him. But he limped back to the huddle and turned the ball over on the next play when he was so hobbled he couldn’t hand off cleanly.

Locker will have more tests today to determine the extent of his injured foot that had him on crutches and wearing a walking boot. The Titans (4-5) host Indianapolis (6-3) on Thursday night.

“I can’t imagine in four days he’d able to play as sore as he was,” Munchak said of Locker.

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Week 10

Sunday’s results

Seattle 33, Atlanta 10
Detroit 21, Chicago 19
Philadelphia 27, Green Bay 13
Jacksonville 29, Tennessee 27
Baltimore 20, Cincinnati 17, OT
St. Louis 38, Indianapolis 8
N.Y. Giants 24, Oakland 20
Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 10
Carolina 10, San Francisco 9
Denver 28, San Diego 20
Arizona 27, Houston 24
New Orleans 49, Dallas 17

NFL report, page B5