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Locker leads Titans back only to fall to New Orleans; 22-17

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.

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