The Packers have struggled in their most recent meetings with the Titans.
The Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans don’t play each other often, but their recent meetings haven’t ended well for the Packers.
Since the start of the 21st century, Green Bay has played against Tennessee only five times, but four of those games have been losses.
Their most recent meeting came four years ago. The Packers entered the game having lost their previous two. They desperately needed a win to get back on track and remain in the playoff race.
The game couldn’t have gone much worse. By the end of the first quarter, they were down 21-0 and the game was effectively over. Marcus Mariota finished the game with four touchdown passes. Even running back DeMarco Murray threw a touchdown pass.
Tennessee won the game 47-25 and Green Bay lost its third of what turned out to be a four-game losing run.
While this proved to be one of the toughest stretches for the Packers in the Aaron Rodgers era, what it led to was memorable. After their four-game losing run, Rodgers would talk about his belief that the team could “run the table”.
Many laughed at that claim. Six weeks later, he was proved right and the Packers were NFC North champions with a 10-6 record.
Despite losing to the Titans in games in 2001, ’04, ’08, and ’16, they did enjoy a big win the last time they met at Lambeau Field back in the ’12 season.
Green Bay won the game 55-7. Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and ran in another. The Packers had three other rushing touchdowns thanks to Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris. The defense also dominated with seven sacks and two interceptions. It was a big-time win for the Packers.
With the Titans returning to Lambeau Field for the first time in the regular season since that game, we’ll all be hoping for another vintage Rodgers performance on Sunday.