The Green Bay Packers will be eager to see if they can keep going on offense when they host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.
The Packers (4-6) suffered a five-game losing streak in stunning Dallas last week, while the Titans (6-3) also came from behind to beat Denver.
Green Bay has won two of the final three games in the series, including a 40-14 home game against Tennessee in Week 16 of the 2020 season.
The winning team has scored more than 40 points in four of its past five meetings, a record that dates back to 2004.
Sustaining Thursday’s trend may take some work. Tennessee has not scored more than 24 points in a game this season, and its 31 points are Green Bay’s all-time high.
Even though the Titans are low in the AFC South and the Packers just want to stay in the playoffs, Green Bay is a 3.5-point favorite at home.
The Packers were backed with 54% of spread betting and 60% of wagers at BetMGM, while the Titans were 60% of bets at DraftKings, with the funds split evenly. Green Bay rose from 3.0 points to 3.5 points at BetRivers on Wednesday, with 61 percent funding support.
Titans RB Derrick Henry Anytime TD Scorer (-195 at BetRivers): Worth looking for this item, as BetRivers offers slightly better odds than some other sportsbooks. This is BetRivers’ most popular player backing, accounting for 4.2% of match tickets and 2.0% of prize money. The Packers rank ninth in overall defense, but that’s due to the intensity of their pass defense. In allowing an average of 140.6 yards per game, Green Bay ranks 26th.
Packers RB AJ Dillon rushing yards at 33.5 (-120 at DraftKings): Green Bay has 200-plus rushing yards against Dallas for the third time this season and first in back-to-back games this season Start the same offensive line. This trend is expected to continue, especially during the cold prime time. Aaron Jones led the way with 24 carries last week, but Dillon still went for 65 yards on 13 touches. Tennessee will also be without two starters and a key defensive backup.
Under 41 points overall (-108 at BetRivers): The Titans are averaging just 18.4 points per game. Of the 140 playoff teams since 2002, only two have averaged this low. Meanwhile, the Packers’ recipe for success may depend on quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing an unfamiliar complementary role in the two-man ground game. Green Bay is averaging just 15.8 games per game during the losing streak.
Titans: Center Ben Jones (concussion), safety Amani Hooker (shoulder), outside linebacker Bud Dupree (hip), kicker Randy Bullock (calf) and backup safety Lonnie Johnson Jr. (leg tendons) are all out. Defensive back Elijah Molden (groin) and defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (ankle) have issues.
Packers: Inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (knee) and wide receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) were out, cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) was out, and offensive tackle Elgton Jenkins (knee) was questionable.
The Packers’ furious rally to piss off the Cowboys got their playoff heart racing, but this is still a team with major questions. It’s going to be tight, especially at home against the Titans, who are also struggling to score on the boards, but Tennessee’s strong defense will do a better job of controlling the floor. –Titans 20, Packers 19–