Reasons the Titans can beat each remaining playoff team
By Brady Akins
Green Bay Packers
The Packers are the last remaining opponent the Titans could potentially see in the postseason, and if they were to meet, Tennessee might have the matchup advantage.
Similar to Kansas City, the Packers have a shaky run defense that is allowing the 23rd-most yards per game and the 26th-most yards per carry. Henry has shown that he and the Titans’ offensive line can take advantage of any defense, and would be expected to dominate against a Green Bay run defense ranked towards the bottom of the NFL.
On the opposite side of the coin, the Packers’ top-ten rushing offense would be tasked with finding a way to move the ball on a Titans run defense that has been solid all year, and has especially shined in the postseason.
Giving up only 4.0 yards per carry, the seventh-fewest in the NFL, Tennessee has somehow managed to step up their game in the last two weeks.
Patriots running back Sony Michel was held to 61 yards on the ground in the Wild Card round, while Tennessee kept Ravens running backs Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards from breaking out, as the pair combined for nine carries for 42 yards.
When Green Bay struggles to move the ball on the ground, they tend to struggle to move the ball at all. Putting the game on the shoulders of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a scary proposition, but the Green Bay passing offense hasn’t been the lights out that we’ve become accustomed to over the years.
The Titans have been containing opposing running backs all season, and if they could do it against the Packers, they could be able to slow down the entire offense. That, plus the team’s familiarity with former Titans offensive coordinator and current Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur, could be enough to let Tennessee take control in this potential matchup.