The weather was cold, but it was not a factor in the game in which the Tennessee Titans beat the Green Bay Packers on the road at the mythical Lambeau Field by 27-17. Aaron Rodgers again tried to do his magic, completing 24 of 39 for 227 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INT.
His QBR was 94.7, but it was not enough. Towards the end of the last quarter he was erratic, overthrowing his receivers several times. With no timeouts and less than 5 minutes left, Rodgers simply could not pull off another one of his usual miracles.
Henry was a deadly all-around weapon
The Titans win was based on another outstanding performance by Derrick Henry, who scored a TD on the ground and threw for another. On the ground he had 28 carries for 87 yards, while on the ground he had 2 catches for 45 yards. And he threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to round out his performance.
Their QB, Ryan Tannehill, had good numbers, completing 22 of 27, with a total of 333 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT and a QBR of 127.3.
For every Green Bay offense that ended with points, Tennessee responded with points as well, preventing Rodgers and company from getting closer than 3 points. To start the 4th quarter, Tannehill threw his second TD pass to increase the advantage to 10 points, 27-17.
Packers again fall out of Playoff contention
With the loss, Green Bay goes 4-7 and virtually set the table for Minnesota to win the NFC North. The victory against Dallas seemed to give new life to the cheeseheads, after recovering from a 14-point deficit in the 4th quarter, but that magic did not appear against the Titans defense.
Tennessee is now 7-3 and holds the first place in its division, the AFC South, and is improving every week, which makes them one of the most dangerous teams in the AFC towards the end of the season.
The Titans will host Cincinnati in Week 12, while Green Bay has a very difficult outing when they visit the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.