NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WBAY) – The Green Bay Packers (4-4) begin another stretch of road games on Sunday when they take on the Tennessee Titans (4-5).
They are aiming to snap a two-game losing streak. As they head into Week 10, a win is certainly needed, but it becomes even more important if they want to be included in playoff conversations.
“We got November, December football, which is where you figure out where you’re slotted at coming down the stretch,” said quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “We gotta make sure we’re putting ourselves in a position to be in the conversation, and that starts this week. We’re not gonna look past any team. We gotta start better and hopefully start this week and go on a run.”
“I don’t think you ever go into a game thinking, well if we lose, it’s OK. It’s not a big deal,” said wide receiver Jordy Nelson. “You need accuracy and a good week of preparation so you can go out and perform well on Sunday. That’s part of it, and it’s just an opportunity for us to go out and perform in some rough environments and with some people against us, and we will just come together and do that.”
On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Clay Matthews will miss his third straight game. Statistically, that doesn’t bode well for the Packers. With Matthews, they allowed an average of 19.2 points per game. Without him, that average goes up to 30.3. The Packers are hoping that’s not the case on Sunday.
Kickoff is at noon. The game will air on Fox.
The Packers’ next home game is Dec. 4 against the Houston Texans.