Titans look to stop Packers run game

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Titans will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Despite the fact that they’re facing arguably one of the NFL’s best three quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, they only have one thing in mind on the defensive side of the ball.

“It’s number one, stop the run,” said head coach Mike Mularkey.” They’re creative, they’ve found ways to run the football, they’ve used multitudes of personal grouping very similar to us and I think they’ve done a good job at creating some problems for defenses.”

While Rodgers has a Super Bowl Ring, two MVP awards and nearly 35,000 career passing yards, the Titans gave up 196 rushing yards, a career high to Melvin Gordon last week in San Diego.

After getting gashed in the run game and getting hit for 43 total points the Titans believe stopping the Packers patchwork rushing attack is the key to an upset win on Sunday.

“Last week, Melvin Gordon he got after us. He had a good week against us, but that’s one of the things we harping on. We kinda think they are gonna come in here and do the same thing but as a defense, that’s one of the things we want to make up for, what we did the week before,” explained cornerback Perrish Cox.

Linebacker Derrick Morgan added, “As you seen last week, we did not achieve stopping the run so that’s one of our emphasis going into this game in order to get after the quarterback and into those passing situations. We have to be able to put them in third downs, third and longs and make them one dimensional by stopping the run so that’s definitely been a point of emphasis this week,”

The Packers come to Nashville at 4-4 while the Titans are looking to get back to even with a win moving them from 4-5 back to .500 on the season.