The Tennessee Titans travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in the first-ever Thursday Night Football affair between both sides.
Green Bay improved to 4-6 following that thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Dallas Cowboys last time out, while the Titans are first in the AFC South, with a record of 6-3 thanks to a 17-10 triumph over the Denver Broncos.
The Packers’ offence came to life against the Cowboys, erasing a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win in overtime. That result marked only the third time this year that Matt LaFleur saw his offensive unit put up over 400 total yards, though the secondary also played a big part in the victory with two interceptions and some big knockdowns in overtime.
While their 4-6 record to this point of the season has been underwhelming, the Packers’ playoff hopes are not over by any stretch, as they are second in the NFC North, and just a game behind the San Francisco 49ers for the final postseason berth.
Meanwhile, the Titans aren’t blowing away teams this year, scoring 20 points or fewer on six occasions this year and conceding under 20 in five of their last six games. The defence has also done a great job at getting at opposing QBs, sacking Russell Wilson six times last Sunday.
Amari Rodgers missed the Packers’ clash with the Cowboys with a sore hamstring, Rasul Douglas is dealing with a calf strain, Romeo Doubs has a sprained ankle and De’Vondre Campbell remains out with a knee injury.
Amani Hooker is dealing with a sore shoulder but could be ready to return, Jeffrey Simmons sat out of their game on Sunday because of an ankle sprain, Ben Jones missed practice on Monday due to concussion protocol and Bud Dupree has a hip injury.
Total Points – Over 44 Total Points @ 7/5
The Titans have been impressive defensively this season, but this fixture usually results in some high-scoring affairs.
The winning team have posted 40-plus points in four of the last five meetings between these sides.
In addition, I think we’ll see Derrick Henry and co. find a decent amount of success against a Packers defence that currently ranks 28th in the league in yards allowed per rush attempt.
Money Line – Tennessee Titans @ 7/5
Just backing the Titans on the Money Line could be the way to go.
The Packers have been underwhelming up until this point, and whilst the victory over the Cowboys could ignite their season, the road team have won four of their last five meetings against NFC North teams.
This Titans squad clearly isn’t built to stand toe-to-toe in a 31-28 shootout like the Packers did in Week 10, however this Packers team currently ranks 28th in scoring, so the Titans’ defence could be the difference here.