“I was pretty much in an outside linebacker role, and I know they’re going to give him the ball of course,” said Walker, who finished with 11 tackles and the half sack. “My main job was to come steaming off the edge and just come make the play.”
Although Henry never established a rhythm on the ground, he did bust a screen into a 42-yard gain in the third quarter and completed a 3-yard jump pass for a touchdown to tight end Austin Hooper off a handoff.
Tannehill also converted several third-and-long situations to keep drives alive for the Titans throughout. He hit rookie Treylon Burks for a 43-yard pass to key the opening TD-scoring drive and connected with a wide-open Robert Woods for 32 yards near the end of the third quarter.
That five-play, 63-yard series ended with a 16-yard TD pass to Hooper that put the Titans back ahead 27-17. The defense earned two three-and-outs and even generated a takeaway off a Rasul Douglas interception in the fourth quarter, but the Packers’ offense was unable to put any additional points on the board.
“We haven’t been playing complementary football,” safety Adrian Amos said. “Sometimes the offense is doing good and defense not doing their job or vice versa, or special teams. We gotta get all phases working good at the same time. That’s really what it’s been.”
Cobb’s comeback: Activated off injured reserve just hours before the game, Randall Cobb led the Packers with six catches for 73 yards in his return game.
The former Pro Bowl receiver had explosive plays of 24 and 28 yards on both of Green Bay’s touchdown-producing drives, which double as the offense’s longest plays of the evening.
“I think it was huge having his experience, having his energy and having a player of his caliber out there is definitely big for our offense,” said receiver Christian Watson. “Obviously, you saw it tonight. He was making plays. We were relying on him. He was a crucial part of our offense.”
Cobb missed a month after injuring his ankle against the New York Jets last month. Fortunately, the injury was not season-ending and Cobb was cleared to return after the four-week minimum stay on injured reserve.
“I felt great,” Cobb said. “I’m here now and I put everything into preparing myself to get back as fast as I could. I’m ready.”