Defending Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy hopes to pick up where he left off in 2013 – but this time he’ll have former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers to keep defenses honest.
The Packers and Titans enter the season with wildly different expectations. The Packers are 3-time defending NFC North champions while the Titans have failed to make the Playoffs every year since 2008.
This preseason game will determine a few things for each team. For the Packers, they will get to see some of their oft-injured 2013 stars return from injury and participate in NFL action for the first time in months. For the Titans, they will get to see if QB Jake Locker, who has struggled to stay healthy, has developed at all under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The Packers added pass rushing specialist DE Julius Peppers to a unit that already has Clay Matthews, so it will be interesting to see if the Packers can show that they have improved from a unit that was 24th in the league in 2013.
The Titans have a lot of question marks at RB after releasing long-time starter Chris Johnson. Now the team has Shonn Greene, who has not rushed for more than 4.2 yards per carry since 2009 to carry the burden. With any luck they’ll be able to see if Greene has any spring left in his step.