NASHVILLE — Two first-place teams meet this week on Sunday Night Football, as the Tennessee Titans (10-4) travel to historic Lambeau Field to battle the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers (11-3). Kickoff for the 13th all-time meeting between the organizations is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. CST on Dec. 27.
A win by the Titans would guarantee them of a playoff berth for the second consecutive season. A loss by either the Baltimore Ravens (vs. the New York Giants) or the Miami Dolphins (at Las Vegas) also would deliver the Titans a spot in the playoffs.
The Sunday night matchup features two of the NFL's top four overall offenses. Averaging 399.4 yards per contest, Tennessee ranks second in the league, while Green Bay is fourth at 390.0 yards per game. The Titans' 436 total points are the most in the NFL through 15 weeks, edging the Kansas City Chiefs (435) and the Packers (434).
This week's contest will be nationally televised on NBC, including Nashville affiliate WSMV News 4. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Al Michaels, analyst Cris Collinsworth and reporter Michele Tafoya. Terry McAulay serves as rules analyst.
Fans can livestream the broadcast on their mobile devices from the Titans Mobile App (iOS and Android) and on TennesseeTitans.com mobile web. Restrictions apply. For more information and additional streaming options visit TennesseeTitans.com or NFL.com/ways-to-watch.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells, and gameday hosts Rhett Bryan and Jonathan Hutton.
Additionally, Westwood One Sports will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Play-by-play announcer Brandon Gaudin and analyst Ben Leber will have the call.
TITANS KEEP PACE IN AFC PLAYOFF CHASE
Last week the Titans faced the Detroit Lions in their final home game of the regular season. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed three touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores, guiding the Titans to a 46-25 win. It was Tannehill's first career game with five total passing and rushing touchdowns.
Running back Derrick Henry rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Lions, improving his season totals to an NFL-high 1,679 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns (tied for league lead). He became the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns in two consecutive seasons.
The Titans' 10 wins give them their best total since 2008 (13-3). They are tied with the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC South lead at 10-4, but they currently own the tiebreaker based on division record (4-1 to 3-2). The Titans and Colts are two of the eight AFC teams with at least nine wins, with each team vying for one of the conference's seven playoff spots—four division winners and three wild cards.
The Titans conclude the regular season on Jan. 3 at Houston. Meanwhile, the Colts travel to Pittsburgh this week (Dec. 27) and finish at home against Jacksonville (Jan. 3).
The Packers will have an extra day to prepare for the Titans following their 24-16 defeat of the Carolina Panthers last Saturday night at Lambeau Field.
The Packers had already clinched the NFC North on Dec. 13, winning their second consecutive division title in as many seasons under head coach Matt LaFleur, who was hired by the Packers in 2019 after one season as Titans offensive coordinator under head coach Mike Vrabel. LaFleur and his team now have their sights set on the conference's No. 1 seed, which is the only path to a first-round playoff bye.
In his 16th NFL season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has passed for 3,828 yards and 40 touchdowns with only four interceptions. Earlier this season, he became the first player in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards, 400 career passing touchdowns and 3,000 career rushing yards.