Titans Seek To Secure Playoff Berth As They Visit Packers

Titans Seek To Secure Playoff Berth As They Visit Packers

TENNESSEE (10-4) at GREEN BAY (11-3)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC

OPENING LINE Packers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD Titans 7-7, Packers 8-6

SERIES RECORD Titans lead 7-5

LAST MEETING Titans beat Packers 47-25 in Nashville, Nov. 13, 2016

LAST WEEK Titans beat Lions 46-25; Packers beat Panthers 24-16

AP PRO32 RANKING Titans No. 5, Packers No. 3

TITANS OFFENSE OVERALL (2), RUSH (2), PASS (19).

TITANS DEFENSE OVERALL (27), RUSH (15), PASS (29).

PACKERS OFFENSE OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (8).

PACKERS DEFENSE OVERALL (8), RUSH (11), PASS (9).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES Green Bay has won four straight games. Tennessee has won four of its last five. … This game pits two of the NFLs highest-scoring teams. The Titans lead the NFL with 436 total points. The Packers are third with 434 points. The Titans need a win to clinch a playoff berth for a second straight year and third in four seasons. Tennessee also can clinch with a loss by either Baltimore or Miami. The Titans can clinch their first AFC South title since 2008 with a win and a loss by the Colts. … The Titans are 3-0 against the NFC North this season. … The Titans average 399.4 yards per game to rank second in the league. Tennessee is the fifth team in NFL history with five straight games with at least 420 yards offense and at least 30 points. … Titans QB Ryan Tannehill had a career-high five TDs combined last week. … NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry ran for 147 yards and a TD and now has a career-high 1,679 yards rushing. He became the fourth player in NFL history to run for 1,500 yards and 15 TDs in back-to-back seasons. His 15 TD runs are tied for the league lead. … Titans WR A.J. Brown has 18 TD catches since entering the NFL in 2019, the fifth-highest total in that span. The Packers already have clinched the NFC North title. They can clinch the top seed in the NFC playoffs this week if they beat Tennessee while the Los Angeles Rams beat or tie Seattle. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown an NFL-leading 40 TD passes with only four INTs. Packers WR Davante Adams has 14 TD catches to rank second in the NFL, behind Kansas Citys Tyreek Hill (15). Packers RB Aaron Jones has rushed for at least 130 yards in two of his last three games, including a 145-yard outburst last week against Carolina. Packers OLB ZaDarius Smith has 11 sacks to rank fourth in the league. Green Bay K Mason Crosby has made 18 straight field-goal attempts and is 16 of 16 this season, including a 57-yarder and a 51-yarder in his last two games. He has missed three extra-point attempts, however. The Packers will look to bounce back on offense after struggling through the final two quarters against Carolina. Green Bay scored touchdowns on its first three possessions of that game but gained just 49 yards after halftime. This game is the first between Titans coach Mike Vrabel and his first offensive coordinator, now Packers coach Matt LaFleur. … The Packers had seven players selected to the Pro Bowl this week: Adams, CB Jaire Alexander, OT David Bakhtiari, G Elgton Jenkins, Jones, Rodgers and ZaDarius Smith. The Titans only Pro Bowl selections were Henry and Brown. The Titans and Packers each have nine turnovers this season, tied for the fewest in the NFL. Fantasy tip: Tennessees Corey Davis has 326 yards receiving and two touchdown catches over his last three games. Assuming Alexanders presence in the secondary makes it tough for Brown to get open, the Titans could end up targeting Davis instead, making him worth a start.

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