The Green Bay Packers (11-4) gave their fans plenty to cheer about in their final home game of the regular-season, as they crushed the Tennessee Titans (5-9) Sunday, 55-7. The Packers offense had 460 total yards and seven touchdowns, while the defense gave up 180 yards, sacked Titans quarterback Jake Locker seven times and intercepted him twice. Mix in two field goals and 121 yards on returns and head coach Mike McCarthy’s team was solid in all three phases…
Aaron Rodgers was sharp as he completed 27 of 38 passes for 342 yards (his highest total of the season). He threw touchdown passes to Randall Cobb, James Jones and Greg Jennings and Rodgers opened the scoring with a six-yard run. Rodgers thought it was a good, all-around performance by the Packers…
Despite missing James Starks and Alex Green, the Packers had 117 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 35 carries. Ryan Grant led the way on the ground as the running back gained 80 yards on 20 carries and he had touchdown runs of seven and nine yards. Grant, who was signed by the Packers three weeks ago, was asked if he made a statement with his performance…
In the week leading up to their game with the Titans, the Packers defensive players were asked numerous times about Titans running back Chris Johnson. Tennessee’s biggest offensive weapon was limited to just 28 yards on 11 carries. Packers linebacker Dezman Moses said that stopping Johnson set the rest of the defense up for success…
The Packers nearly blanked the Titans, as Tennessee scored with just 1:12 to play in the contest. Corner Tramon Williams was at first upset that the defense lost the shutout…
The Packers will close their regular season Sunday when they take on the Vikings in Minnesota. Kickoff is at 3:25 PM. If the Packers win that contest they will lock up the second seed in the NFC playoffs and a first round bye.
The Packers improve to 5-6 all-time against the Titans.
The Packers have now won four straight and nine of their last ten.
The Packers have won 20 of their last 21 regular-season games at Lambeau Field and 26 of their last 28 at home.
Since 1992, the Packers are 20-1 in their final home game of the regular-season. That includes winning their last eight regular-season home finales.
Randall Cobb broke Ahman Green’s single-season Packers record for total net yards. After gaining 62 yards receiving and 39 yards on punt returns, Cobb now has 2,342 yards.
James Jones caught seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Jones now has an NFL-leading 13 receiving touchdowns and 722 yards. It is the first time that Jones has surpassed the 700 yard mark in a single season.
In the NFC North:
Atlanta beat Detroit (4-11), 31-18 (SAT)
Minnesota (9-6) won at Houston, 23-6
Chicago (9-6) won at Arizona, 28-13