Packers Look to get back to Winning Ways Against Titans
The Green Bay Packers need a win Sunday in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans to avoid two undesirable distinctions to their 2016 season.
A defeat in Titans territory would give the Packers three straight losses overall, and would give Green Bay a losing record through nine games at 4-5.
Injuries have played a large part in the Packers inconsistency this season, and several key performers won't be suiting up Sunday either. Linebacker Clay Matthews will miss his third straight game with a hamstring issue. Damarious Randall has been declared out as well, despite getting in a limited practice Thursday. And JC Tretter's knee will force him out of action, giving Corey Linsley the start at center.
The Packers' defense will be a key to success in Tennessee, as Dom Capers' unit will try to avoid giving up 30 or more points to a third consecutive opponent. The Titans offense is ranked eighth in the NFL in yards per game.
Ty Montgomery is off the injury report, and that's terrific news for a Packers offense desperately in need of help in the backfield. James Starks is questionable, but would give Green Bay the experienced running back they've been missing since Eddie Lacy's injury. Randall Cobb also appears to be fine after playing a limited number of snaps against the Colts last Sunday.
The tussle in Tennessee is the first of three straight road games for the Pack, who play a Sunday night game in Washington next week and a Monday night game in Philadelphia the following week.