A Nashville Blowout: Why Green Bay Packers lost to Tennessee Titans
By Kenn Korb
Big plays aplenty
What Green Bay used to pull off with relative ease were big plays by their offense. With that lacking in the past couple seasons, it becomes even more of a necessity for the Green Bay defense to prevent those same type of plays to the opposition, lest the Packers find themselves behind and unable to mount a comeback.
Of course, the big plays were happening all afternoon for the Titans, and it was not pretty for anyone donning green and gold.
When talking big plays in the NFL, the usual parameters tend to be 10+ yards for running plays and 20+ yards for receiving plays.
Here’s a quick list of all of those Tennessee converted on the afternoon:
- DeMarco Murray 75-yard run [TD]
- DeMarco Murray 10-yard run
- Tajae Sharpe 21-yard catch
- Delanie Walker 41-yard catch
- Demarco Murray 35-yard catch
- Rishard Matthews 32-yard catch [TD]
- Tajae Sharpe 33-yard catch [TD]
- Rishard Matthews 22-yard catch
In total, we saw the Titans convert eight different plays for 20+ yards — including two which went for 40+ yards.
It is hard enough for Green Bay to consistently win games these days even without handing over big chunks of yardage to the opposition due to their offensive ineffectiveness.
Giving up almost double-digit big plays to the other team as well? That’s a certified death knell.