Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 16 vs. Titans

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2. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers had a lackluster game versus the Panthers. He was trying too hard to force Davante Adams and had his worst statistical game in months.

This has the potential to be a big rebound game.

Tennessee is last in the NFL for sacks by a long shot and it won’t matter how talented their secondary is if Rodgers gets a ton of time to throw.

Rodgers may have to be patient though. Tennessee could follow the Panthers’ lead and flood the secondary with defenders, daring the Packers to run it in hopes of Rodgers getting impatient and try to force-feed Adams again.

I don’t feel that will happen. Rodgers should have learned his lesson last week and come out for blood this week.

Getting out to a fast start will also go a long way towards victory. While the Titans have a great back, the further they fall behind, the less he becomes a factor. The Packers need only look to a few weeks ago when the Browns dominated the Titans to see how much that is true.

I would not be surprised at all to see Rodgers put the team on his back and have another MVP-type performance.