That is what the Packers had been in search of.
A four-quarter efficiency, on either side of the ball, in opposition to a playoff-caliber foe, that changed into a dominant victory at Lambeau Discipline.
The Packers (12-3) have another regular-season recreation earlier than the playoffs, and they should win it, at Chicago, to guarantee the No. 1 seed within the NFC.
However in dismantling the Tennessee Titans, 40-14, in snowy Inexperienced Bay climate Sunday evening they confirmed they’re as prepared for the postseason as they may presumably be.
“This was it, man,” receiver Davante Adams mentioned. “This was positively it.”
The offensive and defensive outings had been as full because the Packers have put collectively maybe all season. Additionally they did not punt and had no penalties.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Davante Adams did what they do, whereas working backs AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones gashed absent at Tennessee’s entrance.
Inexperienced Bay additionally clamped down on NFL speeding king Derrick Henry and harassed Titans QB Ryan Tannehill right into a relatively ugly stat line.
Most essential, the Packers answered the decision when the momentum shifted and rapidly squelched the one severe risk.
Tennessee (10-5) almost erased Inexperienced Bay’s quick 19-0 begin with TDs on both aspect of halftime. Tannehill fooled everybody with a read-option pretend on third-and-short that changed into a 45-yard TD run to open the second half, chopping the result in 19-14.
“We knew we needed to hunker down and lock in,” Adams mentioned.
The Packers did, answering with two landing drives sandwiched round a three-and-out to make it 33-14, and the remaining was educational.
“What I beloved was how our guys responded,” LaFleur mentioned. “No one panicked. All people targeted on doing their job, doing their 1/eleventh and we had been in a position to shut the sport out.”
Tough situations be damned, Rodgers threw simply as many landing passes as incompletions (4, going 21-of-25 for 231 yards), with three TDs going to Adams on an 11-catch, 142-yard evening. Rodgers’ solely blemish was one ill-advised throw again throughout the center that was picked off, however he nonetheless posted a 128.1 passer ranking and took one other step towards his third MVP.
“You possibly can really feel him,” LaFleur mentioned of Dillon. “You possibly can really feel his physicality as he was working the ball, simply actually making an attempt to punish defenders.”