Coming off a bye the 4-3 Packers take on the lone unbeaten team in the NFL, the Tennessee Titans. How will the Packers hand the Titans the first "L" of the season. Here are three things that need to happen:
1. Take away opportunities. I'm talking about both taking away opportunities and takeaways. The Packers lead the NFL in interceptions and forcing
into mistakes will go a long way. However, Tennessee is a very opportunistic team so the Packers can't give
any breathing room. One missed tackle and either Chris Johnson or LenDale White can rip off a big gain. One mismatch in the secondary and the Titans will attack with two good pass catching tight ends. One turnover and Tennessee will turn it into points as they did Monday night to put away
2. Be physical. Coming off a hard-fought win against the Colts the Titans are on a short week while the Packers are rested. Tennessee eventually wore down Indianapolis but the Colts took a lot out of
in the process. Ryan Grant is just starting to get warm and another 25-30 carries today might be enough to get the win.
3. Quarterback is still the most important position. The Titans have a great defense and love to run the football but can quarterback Kerry Collins win games for
? Forget about 300 yards, Collins has yet to throw for 200 yards in a game this year. Forcing
to throw the ball is easier said than done but if Johnson and White aren't effective the Titans will be in trouble.