GREEN Bay, Wisc. – The Titans beat the Packers 27-17 on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
Here's a look at six things that stood out from the contest:
Rookie receiver Treylon Burks had a breakout game. Burks was targeted eight times in the contest, and he caught seven of the throws. It all added up to 111 receiving yards for Burks, who caught a 51-yarder at the end. It was just the second game back for Burks after coming off Injured Reserve. "I just had to answer the call when my name was called, and make plays," Burks said. "I'm glad I could be there for the team."
King Henry Runs, Catches – and Passes
Titans running back Derrick Henry had an all-around big night. Henry ran for 87 yards, which put him over 1,000 yards for the season. Henry caught passes, including one on a screen that went for 42 yards. Henry even threw a touchdown pass – a jump-pass to tight end Austin Hooper. Henry was especially proud of that one. "I call myself a young Peyton Manning," Henry said with a smile. "It felt good, and I'm happy Hoop caught it."
Hooper Scores Twice
Hooper was on the receiving end of not only Henry's toss – he also caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill. It was a big game for the tight end, who caught four passes for 36 yards on the night. "It just feels good to get a win," Hooper said. "The odds were against us coming into this game, but we were able to come out here and execute. Fortunately I was able to do my part to help."
The Titans defense gave up a pair of touchdown throws by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but the future Hall of Famer never did look really comfortable. Rodgers got rid of the ball in a hurry to avoid hits on a night when only defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons sacked him. The run defense was especially good, as the Packers managed just 56 yards on 19 runs. "It starts off with stopping the run," Simmons said. "We earned the right to get after the quarterback, and we did that by stopping them from running it. We did a hell of a job with that."
Tannehill was sharp against the Packers, completing 22-of-27 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns, which was good for a 127.3 rating. Tannehill connected on touchdown throws to running back Dontrell Hilliard and Hooper. Tannehill was picked off once on a ball he surely wanted back, but he engineered an offense that racked up 408 yards and 21 first downs. "I'm proud of the guys for the way we came out and competed," Tannehill said. "We played efficiently the entire game."
On a short week, the Titans put it all together on Thursday night on both sides of the ball. Once again, the Titans did it short-handed, with another big group of starters out. Now, with wins in seven of the last eight games, the team is 7-3 after 10 games, and in a prime spot in the AFC with seven games left. "We have a group of fighters," Titans safety Kevin Byard said. "As long as we continue to keep going up, we'll be playing football in January and February."
The Tennessee Titans take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 at Lambeau Field.
The Tennessee Titans prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 at Lambeau Field.
The Tennessee Titans travel to Green Bay for their Week 11 game at Lambeau Field. (Tennessee Titans)
The Tennessee Titans arrive at Lambeau Field for their Week 11 Game against the Green Bay Packers.