Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Green Bay Packers-Tennessee Titans Week 10 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-2.5) Green Bay Packers (4-4) at Tennessee Titans (4-5), Sunday, 1 p.m.
Mike: Packers. I don’t have any stats or trends to back up this pick, but I just can’t see Aaron Rodgers letting the Packers lose this game.
Andre: Packers. Rodgers has been excellent in the last three games (10 TD, 1 INT) with a horrible supporting cast. You have to think him ripping his teammates after the last game will be a wake-up call for everyone. The Packers are also great stopping the run (3.3 yards allowed per carry — 2nd), which is a crucial element to the Titans’ offensive attack.
Ricky: Packers. Tennessee isn’t good at covering — the Titans are 3-13-1 against the spread in their last 17 games — and they’re getting less than a field goal. Plus, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota reportedly is dealing with an ankle injury, which could make him a little less mobile than usual. The Packers have been a mess at times, but perhaps last week’s loss to the Colts (and Rodgers’ postgame criticism) will light a fire under them, so long as head coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t screw things up too badly.
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