Sunday, November 02, 2008

End of 1st quarter: Packers 0 - Titans 3

The Pack won the toss, took the ball, and then went 3 and out in a very disjointed looking series. The Titans then took the ball down into the Packers' red zone before settling for a field goal. The Packers then responded by putting together a drive down to about the Titans' 40. On 4th and 1, coach Mike McCarthy decided to go for it. Instead of punting and putting the Titans deep in their own territory, an incomplete pass gave the Titans good field position. The Packers' defense, though, came up big, stopping the Titans on 3rd down. The only problem was, after the play was completed, LB Brady Poppinga was called for a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct; one of the Titans lineman pushed him, Poppinga slapped him in the head and -- as always happens -- the refs saw the retaliation and not the original incident. This allowed the Titans to continue their drive deep into Packers' territory, looking to get at least another field goal if not more.