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Titans Launch Packers Week

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The Tennessee Titans have begun preparations for the visiting Green Bay Packers after coming off a tough 43-35 loss in San Diego against the Chargers this past Sunday. In that game, quarterback Marcus Mariota injured his ankle Sunday. Running back Derrick Henry didn’t play due to a calf injury he suffered in pregame. However, the talk heading into Packers week has been how to limit their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

“Pretty difficult,” Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey said when asked how to scheme against Rodgers. “With the weapons that he has, it’s pretty difficult. I’m glad we’ve got a guy like Dick LeBeau who’s gone against just about everything known to man. We’re pretty confident, but we’ve got to play our best football. We’ve got to do a good job of putting pressure on him. He’s a guy that, as well as anybody in the NFL, can extend plays and be as dangerous as anybody.”

The Titans have scored 26 points or more in five games in a row, and 30-plus points in three of those five games. Mariota has seven touchdowns and one interception for a 121.9 rating in the past three games at home.

“I think if we just go out there with the mentality that we’ve had and to score on every possession, you can’t worry about what the other offense is doing,’’ Mariota said. “When you tend to try to compare yourself and do those things, I really think that kind of hinders you. For us, it’s just focusing on trying to score on every drive, score on every possession and not worry about what’s going on on the other side.”

Wednesday, running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry did not practice. Tackle Jack Conklin was limited. Quinton Spain, Delanie Walker, Aaron Wallace and Rashad Johnson fully participated in practice.

The Tennessee Titans will host the Green Bay Packers this Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Kickoff is at Noon (1:00PM EST). Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin will provide the play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting for FOX. Jeff Triplette’s crew will officiate the game.

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