Not even the heavy snow that was falling on Lambeau Discipline may decelerate Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ red-hot offense as Inexperienced Bay rolled to a 40-14 victory over the Titans on “Sunday Night time Soccer.”
Rodgers accomplished 21 of 25 passes (84 %) for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns, and his lone mistake, an interception, got here in rubbish time within the fourth quarter. His reference to Davante Adams, who hauled in 11 catches for 142 yards and three TDs, make the Packers one of many scariest groups within the NFC.
However what might have extra groups involved forward of the playoffs is the stability Inexperienced Bay confirmed Sunday. Operating again Aaron Jones left the sport early within the second quarter, however rookie backup A.J. Dillon stepped proper in and had a breakout sport. Dillon carried the ball 21 occasions for 124 yards (5.9 yards per carry) and scored the primary two touchdowns of his profession.
Between Rodgers, Adams and Dillon, the Packers’ offense dominated from the beginning, scoring touchdowns on every of their first three possessions to take a 19-0 lead with 10:46 remaining within the second quarter. Inexperienced Bay had an opportunity to place the sport away earlier than the half, with the ball on the Tennessee 12, however Rodgers suffered his solely sack of the evening on fourth-and-3, leading to a turnover on downs.
The Titans bought in the long run zone on their ensuing possession with a 12-yard TD cross from Ryan Tannehill to Jonnu Smith with 37 seconds left within the half. Tennessee then acquired the second-half kickoff and scored on a shock 45-yard keeper by Tannehill to make it a one-score sport at 19-14 with 12:01 to go within the third.
The Packers responded with three unanswered TDs to run away with the sport.
Inexperienced Bay’s protection additionally needed to be pleased with the job it did towards a Titans offense that entered the sport main the NFL in scoring (31.1 factors per sport). Derrick Henry, the league’s main rusher, was held to 98 yards on 23 carries (4.3 yards per carry). Tannehill was held to 11-of-24 passing (45.8 %) for 121 yards with one TD and two INTs.
The Packers (12-3) are a win away from clinching the NFC’s high spot, which might give them home-field benefit at Lambeau all through NFC postseason play. They’re going to journey to Chicago to face the Bears subsequent week.
The Titans (10-5) are actually in jeopardy of shedding the AFC South as they’ve the identical document because the Colts. Tennessee holds the tiebreaker and would clinch the division with a win over the Texans in Week 17.
Packers vs. Titans rating
Packers vs. Titans stay updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night time Soccer’
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FINAL: Packers 40, Titans 14.
11:07 p.m. — Titans punt. Packers get the ball at their 14-yard line with 1:41 remaining.
11:00 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Dillon runs it in for his second TD of the evening on a 7-yard rush. The rookie out of Boston School is as much as 124 yards on the evening and Inexperienced Bay leads 40-14 with 2:25 remaining.
10:51 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Tennessee will get all the way down to the Inexperienced Bay 9-yard line, however Tannehill’s cross on fourth and 4 falls incomplete. Packers take over at their 9-yard line with 8:28 remaining.
10:43 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Nicely, that did not final lengthy. Rodgers throws simply his fifth decide of the season as Malcom Butler snags it and offers the Titans the ball again at their 37-yard line with 12:24 remaining.
10:39 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Tannehill is picked off for the second time tonight, this time by Christian Kirksey. Inexperienced Bay takes over at its 43-yard line with 14:48 left within the fourth quarter.
10:35 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Packers 33, Titans 14. Tennessee has it, first and 10 on the Inexperienced Bay 35-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.
10:26 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. A.J. Dillon breaks unfastened on fourth and inches for a 30-yard TD. Inexperienced Bay leads 33-14 with 3:35 left within the third quarter.
10:14 p.m. — Titans punt. Tennessee goes three and out this time and the Packers get the ball again at their 26-yard line with 9:23 left within the third quarter.
10:08 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Rodgers hooks up with Adams for his or her third TD of the evening (Rodgers’ fourth) on a 8-yard cross to the center of the top zone. Inexperienced Bay leads 26-14 with 10:27 remaining within the third quarter.
10:02 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. Simply the quick begin Tennessee wanted to begin the second half. Ryan Tannehill retains it on the learn choice and runs it up the intestine untouched for a 45-yard TD to make it 19-14 with 12:01 left within the third quarter.
9:43 p.m. — HALF: Packers 19, Titans 7. Tennessee will get the ball to begin the second half.
9:36 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. An enormous drive for Tennessee is capped off with a 12-yard TD cross from Tannehill to Jonnu Smith. Inexperienced Bay’s lead is reduce to 19-7 with 37 seconds remaining within the first half.
9:30 p.m. — Two-Minute Warning. Titans have it, second and seven at their 48-yard line.
9:25 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Tennessee blocked a 35-yard discipline objective try and returned it to the Inexperienced Bay 10-yard line, however was flagged for offsides. As an alternative, the Titans must accept forcing a turnover on downs after sacking Aaron Rodgers for a 17-yard loss on fourth down. Tennessee takes over at its 29-yard line with 4:16 to play within the half.
9:13 p.m. — Titans punt. Tennessee is in bother. The Titans’ offensive line is not constructed to cross shield in apparent passing conditions and it confirmed as they went three and out on that drive. Inexperienced Bay will get the ball again at its 45-yard line with 9:01 remaining within the first half.
9:07 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Rodgers goes excessive to Adams from 7 yards out for the duo’s second TD connection of the half. Inexperienced Bay leads 19-0 with 10:46 left to play within the second quarter.
9 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Ryan Tannehill’s cross on third down is picked off by Darnell Savage. The Packers take over on the Titans’ 34-yard line with 13:30 remaining within the second quarter.
8:54 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Rodgers will get time within the pocket and goes excessive to Equanimeous St. Brown for the straightforward 21-yard TD. Aaron Jones cannot get in on the 2-point conversion, Inexperienced Bay leads 12-0 with 14:54 left within the second quarter.
8:50 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Packers 6, Titans 0. Inexperienced Bay has it, third and 1 on the Tennessee 21-yard line to begin the second quarter.
8:40 p.m. — Titans punt. Tennessee will get all the best way all the way down to the Inexperienced Bay 32-yard line, however elects to punt as a substitute of making an attempt a 50-yard discipline objective within the heavy snow. A touchback offers the Packers the ball again at their 20-yard line with 5:48 left within the first quarter.
8:30 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PACKERS. Who else? Aaron Rodgers throws it out to Davante Adams within the flat, who beats his man and takes it in for the 5-yard TD. Mason Crosby misses the PAT, Inexperienced Bay leads 6-0 with 9:55 left within the first quarter.
8:23 p.m. — Titans win the toss. They’re going to defer and the Packers will obtain to begin the sport.
Packers vs. Titans begin time
All “Sunday Night time Soccer” video games in 2020 have the identical begin time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday evening video games scheduled for each week of the season besides Week 17, although the NFL has the power to flex a sport right into a Week 17 “SNF” window.
‘Sunday Night time Soccer’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 10 (Thu.)||Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. Houston Texans|
|Sept. 13||Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Inexperienced Bay Packers|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Buffalo Payments vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||TBD|