Packers Hit Stride Against Titans
Packers vs. Titans. Good team versus not-so-good team and the good team lived up to its billing and then some. Green Bay took Tennessee on a good old-fashioned trip to the woodshed and dominated in every respect.
For the first time in while, the Packer offense is truly looking balanced. Mike McCarthy has done what it takes to develop a respectable running game and now the passing game is starting to look like its old self. As the Titans found out, that can be a rather problematic combination.
The headline acts in the Packers defensive effort were the 7 sacks and 2 interceptions, but down-to-down, You know, just your ordinary plays, Tennessee was limited to 3-point-1 yards per try. That's really good defense.
As for individual performances, Evan Dietrich-Smith was fine at center and it's hard to believe Ryan Grant spent Sunday afternoons sitting on the couch just a few weeks ago.
As per usual, Brad Jones made a ton of plays and when blitzing, Casey Hayward was more effective than he has been all season. Mike Neal also continues to add some late season juice to the d-line.
True, the opposition was nothing special, but it's not about the opposition, it's about the team in the mirror, and that team looked real good.