The Tennessee Titans beat the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night, 27-16, behind a 11-for-13, 133-yard performance by Jake Locker and five sacks by the defense. Locker, who entered the game with a 61 percent completion rate, continued his extremely efficient play, including going 4-of-4 to Nate Washington for 70 yards. Chris Johnson added 65 yards on 11 carries.
Matt Ryan was 11-of-19 for 138 yards for Atlanta, but pressure from the Titans' defense prevented him from gaining momentum. Aside from field goals on the first two drives, the Falcons offense under Ryan managed a missed field goal and three punts, two of which were three-and-outs. Ryan also nearly fumbled the ball on a run, saved only by a ruling that forward progress had stopped prior to his losing control of the ball.