If it seemed just like the Inexperienced Bay Packers had turned their season round with final week’s extra time win in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys, their subsequent recreation in opposition to the Tennessee Titans advised a distinct story.
The Titans visited the Frozen Tundra on Thursday and gained 27-17 having led from begin to end. They’re now 7-3 after opening the season with two losses, whereas the Packers, who ended a five-game shedding streak in opposition to the Cowboys, fall to 4-7.
The Packers recovered from 14 factors down in opposition to the Cowboys and it appeared as if one other comeback was on the playing cards in opposition to the Titans, as they rallied from 20-9 to 20-17 within the third quarter.
However Tennessee pulled clear when Ryan Tannehill hit Austin Hooper for the tight finish’s second landing of the evening and the Titans’ first fourth-quarter landing this season.
“The season’s not over. There are nonetheless six alternatives left,” Inexperienced Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers advised reporters about his group’s possibilities of making the playoffs.
“We’ve obtained a tricky recreation; we’ve obtained to go to Philly. Hopefully these few days we are able to get a little bit more healthy, refresh the thoughts, after which clearly we’ve obtained to win these subsequent video games.”
The Titans opened the scoring when Tannehill, who ended the evening 22-of-27 passing for 333 yards, discovered Dontrell Hilliard, however the Packers responded late within the first quarter by rookie broad receiver Christian Watson.
Derrick Henry prolonged the Titans’ lead earlier than enjoying a hand within the group’s third landing with a three-yard cross to Hooper.
Henry ran for 87 yards in Thursday’s recreation, taking him previous 1,000 yards for the season.
Rodgers discovered Watson once more within the third quarter earlier than Hooper closed out the win for Tennessee, which recorded its highest factors complete of the season.
“I believed everyone that performed contributed and helped in an enormous approach,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel advised reporters.
“There’s a fantastic demand that will get placed on these guys,” he added. “I do know that they’re wanting ahead to the remainder, they’ve positively earned it, and we now have to return again on a vacation week and make it possible for we’re ready to play nice in opposition to Cincinnati.”
That recreation in opposition to the Bengals takes place at Nissan Stadium on November 27.