Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Titans 19, Packers 16
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Ultimately, the Green Bay Packers ran out of gas Sunday at LP Field.
They played neck-and-neck with the NFL's top team for most of the afternoon, limiting the Titans' vaunted running game and making enough big plays on offense to send the game into overtime. (Rob Bironas' missed 47-yard field goal on the final play of regulation helped as well.)
But in the end, Titans running backs Chris Johnson and LenDale White pushed through a tired Packers defense enough times in overtime for Bironas to convert a 41-yard field goal to end it. Johnson and White combined for 39 rushing yards during the only possession of overtime; Johnson also contributed a 14-yard reception.
Though haggard at times, the Packers proved they could play with the best the league has to offer. In the end, however, all they got out of it was a 4-4 record and a tie for second place in the NFC North.
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