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GameDay: Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers

TENNESSEE TITANS (5-9) vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-4) (CBS)

WHEN: 1:00 p.m. est December 23rd
WHERE: Lambeau Field
TV: Greg Gumble (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (analyst) for CBS.
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog

The Packers clinched NFC North for 2nd consecutive season

QB AARON RODGERS has completed 174 of 272 (64 pct.) for 2,234 yards with 25 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 115.7 rating in past 8 vs. AFC (incl. SB). Packers are 26-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating, incl. last week (116.8). Rodgers has won 24 of past 26 starts at home. In those 26 games, has 64 TDs, 17 INTs & 110 rating

RB RYAN GRANT rushed for 86 yards in last meeting

WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB had career-high 115 rec. yards last week & aims for 3rd in row with 100+. Has 964 KR yards & 892 rec. yards. Can become 1st player in NFL history with 1,000+ KR yards & 1,000+ rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with 100+ rec. yards or TD.

WR JAMES JONES leads NFL with career-high 12 rec. TDs. Had 3 TDs last week.

WR GREG JENNINGS has 3 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC

CB TRAMON WILLIAMS has NFC-best 15 INTs since 2010 (incl. playoffs).

LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 2 sacks last week. Has 10 sacks in 14 games vs. AFC. Has 7 sacks in his past 5 at home.

CB CASEY HAYWARD leads rookies with 6 INTs.

CB SAM SHIELDS has INT in 2 of past 3.

From the Dope Sheet:

THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:

  • Packers vs. Titans:
  • All-time, regular season: 4-6-0
  • All-time, in Green Bay: 1-4-0
  • Streaks: The Titans have won the last three meetings.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 2, 2008, at LP Field, Titans won, 19-16 (OT).
  • Last meeting, regular season, in Green Bay: Oct. 11, 2004, at Lambeau Field, Titans won, 48-27.

THE PACKERS-TITANS SERIES

  • Green Bay played its first ever dome game, a 23-10 win on Nov. 20, 1972, when the franchises first met 40 years ago at the Houston Astrodome. The clubs have met only nine other times in the regular season since then.
  • The Packers are 1-3 vs. the Titans since the franchise moved from Houston to Tennessee in 1997.
  • The teams’ first meeting after the move, at Lambeau Field on Dec. 20, 1998, was a memorable contest. A 30-22 Packers win in snowy, 29-degree conditions, the game marked Reggie White’s final Lambeau Field performance in a Green Bay uniform. WR Antonio Freeman posted seven catches for 186 yards and three TDs.

STAT OF THE WEEK

  • In Sunday’s division-clinching win at Chicago, Green Bay’s defense limited the Bears to just 107 net passing yards on the afternoon.
  • That brought Chicago’s two-game total to 181 net passing yards versus Green Bay this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that was the Packers’ best two-game total posted against the Bears in a single season since Green Bay allowed just 158 net passing yards against Chicago in 1977.
  • Green Bay allowed the Bears to register only 358 net yards of offense (177 rushing, 181 passing) in the two games this season, the fewest allowed by the Packers to Chicago in a season since they gave up just 254 yards in 1966 (117 rushing, 137 passing).
  • Green Bay allowed the Bears to complete just 23 passes in two games this season, the lowest season total by Chicago against the Packers since it completed just 17 passes in two games in 2005.
  • In the two games against Chicago this season, Green Bay’s defense registered 11 sacks and five interceptions as the Bears posted a combined 39.0 passer rating.

Official Injury Report:

Jordy Nelson WR Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Out
John Kuhn RB -- Did Not Participate In Practice --
James Starks RB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Aaron Rodgers QB Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Charles Woodson S Collarbone Limited Participation in Practice Out
Greg Van Roten G Back Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Alex Green RB Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
T.J. Lang G Concussion Full Participation in Practice Probable
Tom Crabtree TE Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Erik Walden LB Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
C.J. Wilson DE Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Randall Cobb WR Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable
Jeff Saturday C Neck Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Jerel Worthy DE Hamstring Limited Participation in Practice Questionable

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