Red-hot Packers cruise to victory vs. Titans in the snow

Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon - Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon - Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /

The Packers are getting hot at the right time.

For weeks, we’ve talked about the importance of home-field advantage. On Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers showed us why.

With another playoff contender and last season’s AFC runners-up entering a snowy Lambeau Field, the Packers played with a point to prove. While they haven’t secured the number one seed — yet — they did show they are more than ready for the postseason.

At ease in the elements, the Packers started hot on both sides of the ball and raced to a lead. And they never looked back.

In the end, a dominant 40-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans ensured the Packers continue to build momentum while sending a statement to the rest of the NFC: Lambeau Field is not a place you want to visit in January.

Packers’ most complete performance of the season

This team is getting hot at just the right time.

Aaron Rodgers took perhaps his biggest step yet towards a third MVP title, throwing for four touchdowns with one interception. His season tally moves to 44 touchdowns with only five picks.

Davante Adams bounced back with 11 catches for 142 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 17 receiving touchdowns this year, one behind the Packers’ single-season record.

Packers fans now have a new star to root for.

Second-round pick AJ Dillon had a great opportunity in front of him with Jamaal Williams inactive, and he couldn’t have made better use of it. Dillon dominated all night long. He led the team with 21 carries, finishing the game with 124 yards and two touchdowns.

We could hear a lot more from Dillon once January arrives.

With the win, Green Bay improves to 12-3 and remains in first place of the NFC. With either a win over the Chicago Bears or a Seattle Seahawks loss against the San Francisco 49ers next week, the playoffs will run through Lambeau Field.