NFL Scores Week 11, Titans Vs. Falcons: Atlanta Holds Off Jake Locker For 23-17 Win

Atlanta got its sixth win of 2011 with both offense and defense. But Jake Locker nearly brought the Titans back late.

The Atlanta Falcons had a big lead late in their Week 11 contest with the Tennessee Titans, and had knocked Matt Hasselbeck out of it. The former helped, the latter didn't; the Falcons had to hold on late for their 23-17 victory, because Jake Locker nearly sparked the Titans to an unlikely comeback.

Matt Ryan threw for 316 yards and a touchdown, and Michael Turner ran for 100 yards and a touchdown of his own, but the Falcons' defense had dominated the Titans until Locker came in for the injured Hasselbeck.

Then Locker led two touchdown drives, throwing for 140 yards and two touchdowns and making plays on the run, to cut a 23-3 lead to a 23-17 advantage.

But Ryan and the Falcons moved the ball late, keeping Locker off the field and staving off a potential game-winning touchdown drive, to secure their sixth win of the year.

The win pushes Atlanta to 6-4 on the season. Tennessee falls to 5-5  with the loss.

For more on the Falcons, visit The Falcoholic. For more on the Titans, visit Music City Miracles. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 11's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 11 NFL news and scores and Week 11 fantasy stats, and Week 11 NFL video highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and head to SB Nation's NFL hub any time for plenty more on the league.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.