5 biggest takeaways from Packers’ loss to Titans in Week 11

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Packers defend run well, but not the pass

Rule number one when you play the Tennessee Titans: stop Derrick Henry and the run game.

Green Bay achieved this, limiting Tennessee to only 88 yards on the ground. Henry had 87 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, averaging just 3.1 yards per attempt. That’s about as good as it gets when defending Henry.

But by going all-out to stop the run, the Packers forgot they also needed an answer for the Titans’ passing attack.

Tennessee has struggled to move the ball through the air this season, but not on Thursday night.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 22 of his 27 attempts for 333 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

Rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks caught seven passes for 111 yards, while Robert Woods made six catches for 69 yards. Austin Hooper had four catches for 36 yards and two touchdowns. Even Derrick Henry threw a touchdown pass.

The Packers had too many coverage breakdowns and got beat far too easily. Part of that has to fall on the scheme, as Green Bay’s defensive backs often sat deep, even on third-and-short.

The secondary was supposed to be the strength of the defense. We haven’t seen many examples of this in 2022.

Despite stopping the run, the Packers’ embarrassing performance against the pass cost them.