WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday
OPENING LINE — Packers by 3.
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Titans 1-3. Packers 1-3.
SERIES RECORD — Tied 4-4.
LAST WEEK — Titans lost to Chargers 38-17. Packers lost to Giants 14-7.
TITANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (6), PASS (26)
TITANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (23t), PASS (11)
PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (8)
PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (23t), PASS (24)
INJURY REPORT — Titans: OUT: WR Tyrone Calico (knee); TE Erron Kinney (calf); G Zach Piller (biceps); S Lance Schulters (foot); DE Juqua Thomas (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Rocky Boiman (knee); LB Rocky Calmus (back); DT Albert Haynesworth (ankle); QB Steve McNair (sternum/ankle); TE Shad Meier (ankle); LB Robert Reynolds (hip); CB Samari Rolle (foot). Packers: OUT: DT Grady Jackson (knee); DT James Lee (knee); QB Doug Pederson (back/rib). QUESTIONABLE: CB Ahmad Carroll (groin); RB Najeh Davenport (hamstring). PROBABLE: QB Brett Favre (concussion); TE Bubba Franks (back); CB Al Harris (toe); LB Hannibal Navies (shoulder); S Darren Sharper (back); DE R-Kal Truluck (shoulder)
LAST MEETING — The series is tied 4-4, but the first seven of those games came against the old Houston Oilers franchise. On Dec. 16, 2001, Tennessee defeated Green Bay 26-20 behind 142 yards rushing from Skip Hicks. Hicks, who starred as the Packers focused on shutting down Pro Bowler Eddie George, tore off a 51-yard run on a third-and-5 with less than two minutes left to clinch the game.
While the Packers' defense couldn't stop the run, the Packers' offense couldn't run the ball. Ahman Green was held to only 9 yards on nine rushes. One of his first carries ended with him being tackled in his end zone for a Titans safety.
Green Bay stormed back with 10 straight points, with Vonnie Holliday's sack and forced fumble being turned into a 7-yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver to make it 10-2. Tennessee responded with consecutive touchdown passes by Steve McNair, to running back Mike Green and wide receiver Derrick Mason, to help the Titans hold a 15-13 lead at halftime.
The Titans extended the lead by dominating the third quarter with 11 consecutive points. Hicks' 27-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion catch by Mason gave Tennessee a commanding 26-13 lead.
A Brett Favre-to-Bill Schroeder touchdown got the Packers back into the game, but Hicks' big run was the final nail in the coffin.