Sunday Night 7: Titans-Packers

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It's a cross-conference battle this week for Sunday Night 7 with plenty of playoff implications.

Play for FREE for your chance to win or split a $100,000 jackpot every contest. Download the NBC Sports Predictor app to join the party right now. This week's game features the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers, with both teams likely heading for the postseason and jostling for seeding in their respective conference.

Here are the 7 questions for this Sunday's game at Lambeau Field:

#1 Aaron Rodgers passing yards? Passing touchdowns?

< 240, 240-264, 265-289, 290-314, 315-339, 340+

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5+

The Titans aren't particularly strong against the pass, meaning that Rodgers should have a chance to flex his considerable arm in another primetime home game. The former MVP has been a bit sporadic of late, throwing for only 146 yards last week against the Panthers and 211 yards in a Week 12 matchup against the Bears. While the Packers Offense has proven to be more multi-dimensional this season than in other years past, the bulk of it still goes through their star-studded quarterback. In a game that is expected to have plenty of offensive output, Rodgers should hit the 290-314 yard range through the air while tossing a touchdown pass for the ninth straight game. In fact, let's put him down for two.

#2 Derrick Henry rushing yards? Rushing touchdowns?

< 75, 75-99, 100-124, 125-149, 150-199, 200+

0, 1, 2, 3+

Henry is the workhorse of the Titans Offense and one of the best offensive players in the league this year. After powering Tennessee to the AFC title game a year ago, he has averaged nearly 120 rushing yards per game while reaching the end zone 15 times. The Packers' defense ranks 11th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed, but Henry should still be able to do plenty of damage while receiving a bulk of the offensive attention. He won't reach the 215-yard mark he hit two weeks ago against Jacksonville, but he'll land somewhere in the 125-149 yard range while scoring his 16th touchdown of the season.

#3 Davante Adams receptions? Receiving yards?

0-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14+

< 70, 70-94, 95-114, 115-134, 135-159, 160+

Adams remains the Packers' most reliable option through the air, receiving at least nine targets in all but one game this season. He's averaging more than eight catches per game this season, including at least seven grabs in eight of his last nine games. Adams can become a long ball threat but does more of his damage in mid-range situations, plenty of which should be created against the Titans. Rodgers could have his hands full trying to keep pace with Henry and Tannehill on the other side, and that recipe will almost certainly include plenty of looks for Adams. Pencil him in for 102 yards on nine catches.

#4 Total points in the second quarter?

0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10, 11-13, 14, 15-20, 21, 22+

This game has the highest betting total (55.5) of any NFL game this week, so offensive fireworks are expected. Two touchdowns per quarter will barely hit the over for the full game, and there could be a flurry of points as the game approaches halftime. If both offenses are afforded the first stanza to hit their stride, they could easily combine for 17 points in the second quarter of what could become something of a primetime shootout.

#5 First touchdown of the second half?

Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Jonnu Smith, Aaron Jones, Davante Adams, Robert Tonyan, Any other Titans player, Any other Packers player

Henry and Adams have combined for 29 touchdowns this year, so they're the two leading candidates for this question. Brown has 10 scores of his own, including one in four of the last five games, as Tannehill has begun to air it out a bit more recently while throwing for eight touchdowns over his last three games. Picking a direction for this question will likely correlate with which team you think will win the game, but in this situation I'll bank on Tannehill reaching deep into his bag of tricks and finding an "off the board" option for the first touchdown after halftime.

#6 Longest pass completion of the game?

< 35, 35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-50, 51-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Air it out, right? Both quarterbacks in this game can launch it, with Rodgers recording at least one completion of 40 yards or more more in six of his last eight games while Tannehill connected on a 75-yard touchdown last week against the Jags. Rodgers is likely to contribute the longest connection given Tennessee's run-first attack, as the Titans rank 29th in passing defense this season. The Packers will look to exploit those defensive weaknesses, meaning Rodgers will have several chances for either a long pass or a mid-range route that a receiver like Adams can break into a big play. While a 65-yard pass seems a bit ambitious, the 47-50 range appears to be a better fit.

#7 Winner? Margin of victory?

Tennessee Titans or Green Bay Packers?

1-2, 3, 4-5, 6, 7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-20, 21+

The Packers have been rolling, winning four in a row and six of their last seven games while challenging the Saints as the class of the NFC. But the Titans are no pushovers, with wins in four of their last five contests and a divisional race with the Colts still hanging in the balance. Tennessee will feed Henry plenty of carries and hope that Tannehill can do just enough to keep pace with the high-powered Packers. But in a game that could be critical for the playoff seeding in both conferences, I'll take a chance with the underdog Titans behind the presumptive Offensive Player of the Year. Titans win, 27-24.