TENNESSEE TITANS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS

Game of the week for my money, the NFC North champion Packers welcome the Titans to Title Town, with the Titans looking to take sole control of the AFC South after the Colts loss to Pittsburgh earlier today.

Green Bay beat the Panthers last week on the back of a fantastic performance from Aaron Jones, the Running Back going for 145 yards and a score against a poor Panther run defense. Aaron Rodgers has been in MVP form this season and he has looked at his imperious best but something that has been held against the Packers this season has been their strength of schedule, they only have two wins against teams with winning records, and both neither of those teams had winning records when the Packers played them.

The Titans have won four of their last five games and at this time of the year is when Derrick Henry earns his ‘King’ moniker with five 100+ rushing yard games in his last six appearances, with seven TD’s in that same time frame. Ryan Tannehill has been good too, he doesn’t have to take centre stage in this offense like most QB’s because of Henry but when called upon he delivers with 8 TD passes and only 1 INT in his last three games, and 31 TD’s against only 5 INT’s on the season!

Both of these sides score points, with Tennessee scoring more points than anyone else in the NFL (31.1 pts per game) whilst the Packers aren’t far behind in 3rd place (31 pts per game) and both sides have to score points as their defense’s leave something to be desired, especially Tennessee who struggle to stop anyone scoring, allowing over 25 points per game.

I expect this to be a bit of a shootout and a great watch, both sides have a fantastic running back, both throw the ball deep down the field and both can put up points. I’m going to take the Titans, I just don’t know how the Packers are going to stop Derrick Henry and think they outscore the Packers in a high scorer.

PREDICTION: TITANS 31 – 30 PACKERS     

BEST BET: OVER 53.5 match points – 10/11 with SkyBet. 0.5 point bet.

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