Why this game is intriguing: Already winners of the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers can still earn a playoff bye if they win out and the 49ers stumble in prime time. It's possible. But maybe more important, they are still trying to find themselves. Greg Jennings is back on offense, Clay Matthews is back on defense, and Charles Woodson might be next. The Packers' fate might not be determined in the next two games, but they can use them to refocus on playing together with all of their pieces. Green Bay could arrive in the postseason as undercover as a team with double-digit wins can be. Fresh off a prime-time win over the Jets, the Tennessee Titans are still looking to prove that coach Mike Munchak deserves another year to try and make it happen.
Browns QB Baker Mayfield expected to need shoulder surgery following the season
Ian Rapoport reports that Baker Mayfield is expected to require surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, but the belief is that he can deal with the injury through the season. However, incurring more damage could make that plan challenging for the Browns QB.
Colts S Julian Blackmon suffered torn Achilles, out for season
The Colts will be without safety Julian Blackmon for the remainder of the 2021 season. The team announced the second-year safety tore his Achilles tendon in practice on Wednesday. It's a brutal hit to one of the rising young safeties in the NFL.