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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Tennessee 21 14 6 6 47
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10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 AM 北京时间11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� , November 13, 2016
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee  Weather: 56°, Clear  Attendance: 69,116

Packers-Titans figures to be closer than originally expected

According to STATS
According to STATS

Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans

  1. Including their seasons in Houston, the Titans boast a 6-5 edge in their all-time series with Green Bay. The Packers haven't beaten the Titans franchise on the road since 1992 (16-14 win at Houston). However, the Packers routed Tennessee in the most recent meeting at Green Bay in 2012, 55-7. The 55 points are tied for the third most Green Bay has ever scored in a single game.
  2. The Packers fell at home to Indianapolis last week, 31-26. It was Green Bay's second straight loss as the Packers evened their record at 4-4. It's their worst mark through eight games since also opening 4-4 in 2009. Looking ahead, Green Bay hasn't been below .500 after nine games since 2008 (4-5).
  3. Although the Titans fell at San Diego last week, 43-35, Tennessee scored at least 35 points in consecutive games for the first time since 2004. The franchise has never stretched such a streak to three games. The Titans last week surrendered season highs in points (43), total yards (476) and time of possession (36:29).
  4. Although Davante Adams was limited to four receptions last week, his 29 catches over the past three games are the most by any Packer over a three-game span since at least 1960. With 44 receptions overall in 2016, Adams needs six more to match his career high of 50 in 2015.
  5. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery has led the Packers in rushing in each of the past two games. He's now totaled nearly as many rushes this season (21) as receptions (23). But the Packers haven't scored a rushing touchdown in six games, one shy of the team's longest drought since 1925 (seven games on four occasions).
  6. Marcus Mariota has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of his last five games, one shy of Warren Moon's franchise record (6) for the 1987 Houston Oilers (based on player games). Mariota and Aaron Rodgers are tied for the most touchdown passes in the league since Week 5, with 13 apiece.
Team Comparison

Green Bay
 
Tennessee
24.8 Points 24.1
254.9 Pass Yds 244.1
106.6 Rush Yds 144.2
10 Takeaways 7

When the NFL schedule was announced in April, Green Bay's visit to Tennessee on Sunday figured to be nothing more than a tuneup game for the Packers and an excuse for their fans to turn the Titans' Nissan Stadium into Lambeau Field South.

Well, Green Bay fans could still take over the enemy stadium, but given where the Packers are and how Tennessee has progressed, this looks to be anything but a gimme. In fact, it should be one of the tightest games on the Week 10 card.

At 4-4 after a 31-26 home loss last week to Indianapolis, Green Bay is just a game back of slumping Minnesota in the NFC North. The Titans (4-5) fell 1 1/2 games back of Houston in the AFC South after a 43-35 defeat last week in San Diego.

Alarms were sounded in Wisconsin after last week's game when players and coach Mike McCarthy took turns bemoaning the team's lack of energy. McCarthy wasted little time Wednesday squelching that issue in regards to this game.

"We'll play with great energy Sunday. That's not a concern of mine," McCarthy said. "It's a road game, so we have that challenge. Our guys will bring it. We're just paying attention to what matters and it's about improvement. We have to learn from last week."

Lesson one might be the idea of getting off to a better start. The Packers coughed up a game-opening 99-yard kickoff return score to Jordan Todman and never seemed to fight back until Indianapolis established a 31-13 fourth-quarter lead.

Tennessee had its own issues with getting out of the starting block last week. It fell behind 16-0 early in the second quarter and fought back to take a brief 21-19 lead before San Diego regained the lead for good, aided and abetted by two scores off turnovers by quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Mariota's game last week screamed mixed bag. While he threw for 313 yards and three scores, and added a 14-yard touchdown run, his three turnovers led to 17 Charger points, more than accounting for the difference.

Mariota has made real strides in his second season, but has tossed eight interceptions and lost multiple fumbles, leading to scores that hurt the team's chances of winning.

"It's an ongoing thing for me," he said of working on ball security. "It (stinks) when it doesn't come out to work too well during the course of a game, but that's part of it. That's part of my growing process. It's part of things I can do to get better."

One guy who's noticed Mariota's progress is Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had some of the same issues early in his career before learning to reduce errors.

"From afar, I've appreciated his game for a while now," Rodgers said of Mariota. "He can do it all on the field. He's extremely gifted athletically and he's doing a good job of throwing it efficiently. I'm definitely impressed with the way he's playing."

Rodgers has been dinged by some for not playing up to par, but the former two-time Most Valuable Player is still hitting better than 63 percent of his passes for 2,039 yards with a 20-5 touchdown-interception ratio.

Imagine what Rodgers could do if he had the Titans' running game. Led by DeMarco Murray, the NFL's second-leading rusher at 807 yards, Tennessee is third in the NFL in rushing, enabling Mariota to take advantage of better matchups than he had as a rookie.

But the Titans' strength could run headlong into the Packers' biggest strength. Green Bay leads the NFL in run defense at 75.8 yards per game.

"We feel strongly about running the football and how we run it," Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said. "It will be a good test for us."

The Titans will get help up front Sunday with the return of left guard Quinton Spain, who suffered a knee injury on Oct. 23 in a 34-26 loss to Indianapolis. Spain sat out the last two games.

Meanwhile, Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who missed last week's game with a hamstring injury and has been hampered by nagging ailments throughout the year, was declared out. The Packers hope to get running back James Starks (knee) back.

Updated November 11, 2016

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