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Packers and Titans – TNF Preview

The historic Lambeau field hosts Thursday Night Football this week as the Packers and Titans each look to start Week 11 off with a win. Coming into the game, the Packers are 3.5-point favorites and the line for total points is 41.0.  

The Teams

After losing five straight games, the Packers finally got a win last Sunday in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys. It was basically a must-win game for Green Bay, and it certainly didn’t come easy, as the Packers battled back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Tonight, the Pack will be looking to feed off the momentum from last week and grab their second straight home win to get back to 5-6 on the year. With Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon combining for over 200 yards on 37 carries last week, expect to see the Packers running the ball a lot again tonight in order to free up some time for Aaron Rodgers in the pass game. When he does drop back to pass, Rodgers may be taking some shots at Christian Watson. The rookie receiver scored the first three touchdowns of his career in last week’s win and definitely earned a chance at more opportunities tonight.  

The Titans come into tonight’s game also looking for their second straight win after beating the Broncos by seven last Sunday. While the lack of offence in last week’s win was slightly concerning, it’s easy to forget how good Denver’s defence is. Tonight, don’t expect much to change in terms of Tennessee’s game plan. Defensively, they’ll be tough in the trenches and playing with an edge on every inch of the field. On offence, the ball still goes through Derrick Henry, who sits just 8 yards behind Saquon Barkley for the most rushing yards this season.  

Packers and Titans – The Pick

This isn’t an easy pick because we don’t know which Packers team we’re going to see tonight. If we see the team that scored just 9 points against the Detroit Lions for a fifth straight loss, then it’s clearly time to take the Titans. However, last week’s overtime win over the Cowboys could be just what Aaron Rodgers and the offence needed to get kicked into high gear for the rest of the season. It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen people write the Packers off before seeing them storm back into contention. At the end of the day, though, the spread is a little too high to take the Packers. We’ll take the underdog Titans to cover.

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