NFL News: Week 11 Thursday Night Capsule – Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers

​THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:

TENNESSEE TITANS (6-3) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-6)

An inter-conference battle kicks off Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season on Thursday, November 17 (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video) as the Tennessee Titans (6-3) visit the Green Bay Packers (4-6). Tennessee holds the all-time regular-series advantage, 7-6, while the home team has won each of the past three meetings. In the last matchup between the two clubs, Week 16 of the 2020 season, Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS threw four touchdown passes and running backs A.J. DILLION (124 rushing yards) and AARON JONES (94) combined for 218 rushing yards in the Packers’ 40-14 win.

Last week, Tennessee quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL recorded 255 passing yards and two touchdowns against no interceptions for a 94.1 rating, his fourth consecutive start with no interceptions. Running back DERRICK HENRY ranks second in the NFL with 923 rushing yards and tied for second with nine rushing touchdowns. With a rushing touchdown, he can become the fifth player in NFL history with at least 10 rushing touchdowns in five consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (nine consecutive seasons from 2001-09), ADRIAN PETERSON (seven from 2007-13), SHAUN ALEXANDER (five from 2001-05) and MICHAEL TURNER (five from 2008-12). Wide receiver NICK WESTBROOK-IKHINE set career highs with 119 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions in Week 10.

Tennessee enters the game with the league’s second-ranked rushing defense (85.1 rushing yards allowed per game) and hasn’t allowed a team to rush for 100 yards since Week 2. The Titans recorded a season-high six sacks last week, the most sacks by the Titans in a single game since Week 14, 2018 (eight). Defensive lineman DENICO AUTRY has six sacks in five road games this season and is one of five players to record at least seven sacks in each of the last three seasons. Linebacker DAVID LONG had eight tackles in Week 10 and aims for his eighth game in a row with at least seven tackles. Cornerback TERRANCE MITCHELL recorded eight tackles and his first interception of the season last week. Linebacker RASHAD WEAVER recorded 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble in Week 10.

Rodgers, who recorded three touchdown passes last week, became the fourth quarterback with at least 500 combined passing and rushing touchdowns (466 passing, 34 rushing), joining TOM BRADYDREW BREES and Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING. Running back AARON JONES recorded 138 rushing yards and a touchdown last week and has at least 150 scrimmage yards in two of his past three games. He also has a rushing touchdown in two of his last three games on Thursday. Rookie wide receiver CHRISTIAN WATSON led the team with 107 receiving yards and three touchdown catches last week and is the only rookie with three touchdown receptions in a game this season.

Linebacker DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL, who has 64 tackles (eight per game) this season, had a career-high 17 tackles and two forced fumbles in his only career game against Tennessee (Week 4, 2019 with Atlanta). Rookie linebacker QUAY WALKER has at least five tackles in each of his first 10 career games, the most such games among rookies, and aims for his third in a row with a tackle for loss. He also ranks second among all rookies with 69 tackles. Cornerback JAIRE ALEXANDER had three passes defensed in the last meeting against the Titans and aims for his third in a row at home and fourth in a row overall with a pass defensed. Cornerback RASUL DOUGLAS has at least five tackles in three of his past four this season and an interception in three of his five career Thursday Night Football games.

Prime Video will stream 15 Thursday Night Football games this season (Weeks 2-17, excluding Thanksgiving). The game will feature Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit and Kaylee Hartung on the call.

For the Week 11 Tennessee-Green Bay capsule, click here.

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