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Titans run out clock on Packers' season

The Green Bay Packers' inability to get off the field on defense in their 27-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night may keep them out of the playoff pictures.

 

Ryan Tannehill threw a 43-yard pass on third and long on the first drive to set up his first touchdown pass of the game to Dontrell Hilliard to make it 7-0. The Packers would score at the end of the quarter when Aaron Rodgers found Christian Watson, but a blocked extra point kept it 7-6. The Titans would suck up over 10 minutes of the clock in the second quarter, only to be turned away by the Packers' defense after 18 plays. The Packers' offense would give it right back after just over a minute and inexplicably called timeouts to keep the Titans' second touchdown drive alive to make it 14-6 at the break.

 

After scoring one touchdown on the ground, Derrick Henry made it 20-9 when he threw a pop pass to Austin Hooper. The Packers would get it as close as a field goal later in the third quarter with another Rodgers-to-Watson connection, but Tannehill continued to burn the Packers through the air when he found Hooper for his second touchdown of the game, sending many of the Milwaukee package ticket holders to I-43 and I-41 early.

 

The Packers will have the weekend off before preparing for Philadelphia Eagles on November 27th.

 

 

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