Published: Mon, November 14, 2016
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Packers WR good to go vs. Titans, for fantasy owners


DeMarco Murray also practiced once again despite a foot injury and will also be in the lineup Sunday, but clearly the depth added by the 2015 Heisman Trophy victor will be a big boost against Green Bay's top ranked rushing defense.

What: Tennessee Titans vs.

But before you consider this to be a last-man-standing scrum in the trenches, consider this: The teams' success in their respective areas has come against poor-to-mediocre competition. Titans QB Marcus Mariota has now accounted for at least four TDs five times in his first 21 games - most in National Football League history.

The Packers are about to shoot up from No. 20 in passing offense, while the Vikings are No. 26 there, too. That play stood in stark contrast to how last week's game opened, with the Colts' Jordan Todman returning the opening kickoff for a deflating 99-yard touchdown. The addition of DeMarco Murray in the trade with Philadelphia has helped the run game flourish (3rd best in the NFL). He finished 19-26, 295 yards and 4 touchdowns. "Nobody's anxious. We're not necessarily concerned about anything".

"We're going to list Clay as out this week", McCarthy said.

The Titans are similarly successful against weak competition. They include Cleveland (31), Miami (30), Houston (28), Jacksonville (24) and Indianapolis (22). Mularkey said they will try to ease LG Quinton Spain (right knee) back into practice Wednesday and S Rashad Johnson (neck) should practice this week after missing two games. Eddie Lacy is on IR, leaving Rodgers and the leading active rusher with 199 yards on the season.

Tennessee is coming off a loss where they scored 35 points at San Diego. Many of his fumbles have come while he's been on the run or out of the pocket. I think it's a great matchup.

The Packers went down early to the Titans in Tennessee, but Aaron Rodgers is doing Aaron Rodgers things in an attempt to get Green Bay back in the game.

It can cause young players to focus on the wrong things. "Nobody panicked. Nobody quit, and that's the heart of this football team". During that span, he's combined for 869 yards and 10 touchdowns, with just one interception.

"It all starts with awareness and knowing your job", said Scott McCurley, inside linebackers coach.

Matthews recorded sacks in each of the first three games he played (weeks 1, 2, and 5), and those three sacks leave him ranked third on the team behind Nick Perry (6.0) and Julius Peppers (3.5). Julius Peppers and Jones aren't almost as good playing the run. They haven't had playmakers rise up to support Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

"It's got to be a violent one". Marcus Mariota will play well, and both teams will score some points, but Aaron Rodgers will make a miracle happen to steal a victory in the end.

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