Davante Adams caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ 4 landing passes because the Inexperienced Bay Packers trounced the Tennessee Titans 40-14 for his or her fifth consecutive victory on a snowy Sunday night.
The Packers (12-3) have already got clinched the NFC North title and may earn the No. 1 seed within the NFC playoffs in the event that they win at Chicago (8-7) or Seattle (11-4) loses at San Francisco (6-9) subsequent week.
Inexperienced Bay ran wild behind 124 yards and two touchdowns from A.J. Dillon and 94 yards from Aaron Jones. Dillon, a second-round decide from Boston Faculty, had run for simply 115 yards all season throughout a rookie yr wherein he spent over a month on the COVID-19 reserve record.
Tennessee (10-5) squandered a chance to clinch its first AFC South championship since 2008. The Titans nonetheless can clinch a division title and their second straight playoff berth by profitable at Houston (4-11) subsequent week.
Adams’ three landing catches gave him 17 this season, one off the Packers’ single-season report that Sterling Sharpe set in 1994. Adams, who caught 11 passes for 142 yards Sunday, leads the NFL in landing receptions regardless of lacking two video games with a hamstring harm.
This recreation showcased why the Packers need to be certain that the playoffs undergo Lambeau Discipline after dropping on the street in three of the final six NFC championship video games. With snow falling all through the primary half and persevering with to cowl a lot of the sphere the remainder of the sport, Inexperienced Bay moved the ball at will all evening.
The Packers’ protection additionally performed nicely whereas choosing off two passes from Ryan Tannehill, who went 11 of 24 for 121 yards. Tennessee’s Derrick Henry rushed for 98 yards on 23 carries, ending his streak of 9 consecutive street video games wherein he’d run for no less than 100 yards.
Inexperienced Bay pulled forward 19-0 when Rodgers threw landing passes on every of their first three possessions. Mason Crosby missed extra-point makes an attempt after two of these touchdowns.
Adams capped Inexperienced Bay’s first drive by catching a move behind the road of scrimmage, slipping out of Adoree Jackson’s grasp and diving into the suitable nook of the tip zone.
Inexperienced Bay’s second collection resulted in Equanimeous St. Brown’s first profession landing on a 21-yard move from Rodgers, who was 21 of 25 for 231 yards with an interception.
After Darnell Savage picked off Tannehill’s move to provide the Packers the ball in Inexperienced Bay territory, Adams beat Jackson once more on a 7-yard landing move early within the second quarter.
Tennessee received again within the recreation by scoring two touchdowns in a 3 ½-minute span halfway via the sport
Tannehill’s 12-yard landing move to Jonnu Smith with 43 seconds left within the second quarter made it 19-7. With the Titans dealing with third-and-1 on the opening collection of the second half, Tannehill faked a handoff to Henry and raced 45 yards untouched to chop Tennessee’s result in 19-14.
The Packers then capitalized on luck.
Aaron Jones bounced off somebody across the line of scrimmage after which raced down the left sideline for a 59-yard achieve that arrange Rodgers’ 8-yard landing move to Adams. The Packers snapped the ball simply after a replay confirmed Jones stepped out of bounds throughout that run and gained nicely over 30 yards afterward.
Inexperienced Bay wasn’t threatened once more.
The Packers performed with out operating again Jamaal Williams, who injured his quadriceps every week earlier in a 24-16 victory over Carolina. Offensive sort out Rick Wagner suffered a knee harm in the course of the recreation.
The Titans are at Houston.
The Packers are at Chicago.