Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter to lead the New Orleans Saints to their fifth straight victory with a 22-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The Titans (7-6) twice had the ball in the final minutes with a chance to win. The first time, New Orleans stopped backup Jake Locker on fourth-and-1 at the Saints 24 with 2:18 left. The second time, Jo-Lonn Dunbar sacked a scrambling Locker on third-and-goal as time expired.
Locker replaced Matt Hasselbeck, who hurt his left calf after chasing a tipped pass in the second quarter.
The first round pick from Washington passed for 282 yards and a touchdown, along with leading the team in rushing with 36 yards on six attempts and a score.
Nate Washington led the club with 130 receiving yards and a TD.
The Titans’ loss helped clinch the AFC South for the Houston Texans, who won in Cincinnati on Sunday 20-19.