The last undefeated team in the NFL looks to stay that way when the 7-0 Tennessee Titans play host to the 4-3 Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon in Nashville (1:00PM ET, FOX).
OddsMaker opened Tennessee as a 5.5-point home favorite for Sunday’s game, with a total of 41.5. And while the line has remained the same, the total has been bumped up to 42.5. The Titans are also money-lined at -240, with Green Bay getting +200 as the road underdogs.
The Packers started the Aaron Rodgers era with two wins to begin this season, then lost three straight. But Green Bay has bounced back to win two in a row and get back above the .500 mark.
Tennessee, meanwhile, has reeled off seven straight victories to begin this season. And with their 31-21 win over Indianapolis Monday night, the Titans now own a four-game lead in the AFC South.
Meanwhile, Green Bay is tied with the Chicago Bears for first place in the NFC North.
Tennessee, as mentioned above, played Monday night, while the Packers had last weekend off, after also beating the Colts 34-14 back on Oct. 19.
The Titans are also a perfect 7-0 against the spread this season, while Green Bay is 4-3 vs. the numbers.
This game may very well be decided by the ground games, and that doesn’t bode well for Green Bay. The Packers rank 25th in the league at stopping the run, allowing 142 YPG on the ground, while the Titans rank fourth in running the ball at 144 YPG.
Conversely, Green Bay ranks 23rd in the league in rushing at 101 YPG, while Tennessee ranks 10th vs. the run at 90 YPG.
And no team in the league has allowed fewer points than the Titans â€“ 87 through their first seven games.
On the injury front, the bye week gave several Packers opportunity to heal, including Rodgers and defensive backs Al Harris and Atari Bigby.
These two teams have met in the preseason each year since 2002. Their last regular-season meeting came in 2004, when the Titans went up to Lambeau Field and beat the Packers 48-27.
The totals are 5-1-1 in Packers games this season, which are averaging a healthy 50 total points, while the O/Us are 4-3 in Titans games, which are averaging 38 points.
OddsMaker also lists Green Bay at +100 to win the NFC North this season, +1200 to win the NFC, and +2500 to win Super Bowl XLIII down in Tampa in February.
Tennessee is now listed at -3000 at OddsMaker to win the AFC South this season, +140 to win the AFC, and +400 to win the Super Bowl.