The Green Bay Packers (4-6, 3-2 home) aim to win two in a row with a home contest against the Tennessee Titans (6-4, 3-2 away). The inter-conference matchup kicks off Week 11 of the NFL season with just eight weeks remaining in the regular season. Tennessee owns a 7-6 win/loss advantage over the Packers all-time.
Thursday night’s tilt kicks off at 8:15 p.m. EST inside Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers are a three-point favorite, and the over/under total is 41.0 points.
What to Know – Tennessee Titans
After beginning the season 0-2, the Titans have won six of its last seven, including five in a row from week 3 to 8. Tennessee enters the short week after a victory against Denver and owns a 2.5-game lead over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South.
Ryan Tannehill returned to the field last week after missing a pair of contests with an injury. Tannehill hasn’t been flashy this season, but the 34-year-old veteran is completing 62.6% of his throws and hasn’t turned the ball over since Week 3. He has thrown for 1,352 yards with eight touchdown passes and three interceptions in seven games.
The Titans’ offense runs through All-Pro running back Derrick Henry. The massive rusher has carried the ball 202 times this year for 923 yards and nine touchdowns. Henry is averaging 102.6 yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry.
Wide receiver Robert Woods was signed in the offseason to reprise the role of the departed A.J. Brown. Woods leads the Titans with 24 receptions and 266 yards through the air. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is coming off his best game of the year, hauling in five targets for 119 yards and two touchdowns last week.
What to Know – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay broke a five-game losing streak last week with a win over the Dallas Cowboys in overtime. The Packers still have a lot of work to do if they want to sneak into the playoffs, currently trailing the Minnesota Vikings by five games in the NFC North.
The stat line for Aaron Rodgers shows that age is catching up to him, or he is missing many of the key pass-catchers he had at his disposal last season. Rodgers has thrown for 2,315 yards and completed 65% of his passes with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Aaron Jones has looked good out of the backfield for Green Bay, averaging 73.8 yards per game and 5.6 yards per carry. Jones has rushed for 738 yards and two touchdowns while adding 34 receptions for 228 yards and three scores through the air.
Injuries have hampered a Packers’ receiving core that looks much different than last year’s squad. Allen Lazard leads the way, catching 33 passes for 472 yards and five touchdowns in eight games played.
The Pick is In
A lot of players are out for Thursday’s contest for both teams, including some key starters. The star players will still be in action, and we expect a big game out of Derrick Henry in the short week. Tennessee leans on Henry to keep this one close for the Titans.
The Pick: Tennessee Titans +3