GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Tennessee Titans dealt with company Thursday on the roadway versus the Green Bay Packers in a 27-17 win at Lambeau Field.
Despite red-hot novice pass receiver Christian Watson taking 2 goal passes from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Tennessee countered with 2 goal passes to tight end Austin Hooper.
A huge play put things away as Titans novice receiver Treylon Burks took a 51-yard pass that enabled the Titans to kneel out the clock.
The Titans (7-3) brought the battle to the Packers. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill blazed a trail with his finest video game of the season going 22 of 27 passing for 333 backyards, 2 goals and an interception to supply balance to the offense.
Running back Derrick Henry hurried for 87 backyards on 28 brings and a goal. He now has more than 1,000 hurrying backyards on the season. Henry likewise had 45 backyards on 2 catches, and he tossed a 3-yard goal pass to Austin Hooper. He signed up with San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey as the only non-quarterback to have a death and hurrying goal in a video game this season.
Promising pattern: The Titans’ receivers affected the video game for the 2nd successive week. Rookie Treylon Burks got things began with a 43-yard reception that established Tennessee’s very first goal on the opening drive. Burks completed with 7 receptions for 111 backyards, both of which were a profession high. Robert Woods cracked in with 6 catches for 69 backyards.
QB Breakdown: Tannehill was ultra-efficient. Most of his huge plays came off of play-action, where the Packers were concentrated on stopping Henry. He provided ideal passes to Burks on the huge play and Chigoziem Okonkwo for another, and he threaded the needle in between 2 protectors to Hooper for a 16-yard goal. Tannehill’s passes struck his receivers in stride, providing an opportunity to acquire backyards after the catch. It was his 2nd successive video game with a minimum of 250 passing backyards and 2 goal passes.
Pivotal play: The Packers closed the space to 14-9 on a 39-yard basket effort by Mason Crosby. Tannehill discovered Okonkwo for a 31-yard conclusion 2 plays after the kick return. Okonkwo handled to take the Tannehill pass and remain in bounds as he was up to the ground after Packers security Darnell Savage bit on the below path leaving him broad open. The play turned the field after Tennessee was pinned back at its 12-yard line.
Under the radar stat: Henry ended up being the 5th gamer in NFL history to score 10 hurrying goals in 5 straight seasons, signing up with LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, Shaun Alexander and Michael Turner.
Next video game: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Nov. 27.
Green Bay Packers
Goodnight Green Bay. There will be no repetition. The excellent vibes around the Packers lasted all of 4 days after beating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday to end a five-game losing streak.
With the Philadelphia Eagles up next, this has the makings of another losing streak. At 4-7, the Packers may be another loss far from this ending up being a lost season. One of the couple of advantages to come out of this video game was the continued introduction of novice receiver Christian Watson, who’s 2 goal captures put him at 5 in the last 2 video games. Watson completed with 48 backyards on 4 catches and the 2 ratings.
Eye-popping NextGen stat: Watson’s 14-yard goal catch was the really meaning of a tight-window toss. According to NFL NextGen Stats, Watson had 0.5 backyards of separation from Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton. That’s the least separation of any of Rodgers’ 55 goal passes over the last 2 seasons.
Describe the video game in 2 words: Defensive breakdowns. A damaged protection versus a novice tight end, Okonkwo, for 31 backyards, missed out on deals with on a 42-yard screen pass to Henry and after that getting totally deceived on a dive pass from Henry to Hooper all occurred on the very same drive in the 3rd quarter and caused a game-breaking goal. In some methods, breakdowns have actually been THE story of protective organizer Joe Barry’s system the majority of the season.
Silver lining: The return of Randall Cobb made a distinction — and not simply as a receiver. Cobb had a group high in receptions (6) and backyards (73), and he likewise returned punts and recuperated an Aaron Jones fumble that assisted the Packers to their very first goal of the video game. Cobb had actually missed out on the last 4 video games while on hurt reserve since of a sprained ankle. He was triggered to the lineup simply hours prior to kickoff.
Under the radar stat: Thursday marked the 5th straight loss as a preferred for the Packers, which is their longest losing streak as a preferred within a season.
Next video game: at Eagles, Nov. 27.