Winning ugly fine for Falcons
NASHVILLE — Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones wants the Falcons to snap out of their offensive funk, even if they found a way to squeeze out an ugly win.
Matt Ryan threw for 251 yards and a touchdown pass and Devonta Freeman ran for 116 yards as Atlanta held off Tennessee.
The Falcons bounced back from their first loss this season by grinding out a road win and overcoming two interceptions. Freeman, the former Florida State standout, notched his third consecutive game with at least 100 yards.
Still, Jones knows the Falcons can play better.
"We've got to fix what we've got going on," Jones said. "We came out here to get a 'W' and we got the 'W' and it's on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."
The banged-up Titans lost their fifth straight overall and ninth in a row at home dating to last season. They played without rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota; Zach Mettenberger was intercepted by undrafted rookie Falcons safety Robenson Therezie with 1:31 left to seal Atlanta's victory.