Their performance cost the Tennessee Titans 45 cents.
Tennessee mailed in a terrible display at Lambeau Field in falling 55-0 to the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
Things started off on the wrong foot for the Titans with three three-and-outs and two Jake Locker interceptions and only got worse from there for Tennessee.
The Titans took their worst loss since the epic 59-0 beating in New England in 2009, and looked no less competitive than that day in doing so.
“Obviously we didn’t play very well at all today against a team that I thought we would play much better against. On the offensive side of the ball, we struggled, turned the ball over and missed plays that were there for us,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “We lost confidence in what we were doing because of having a lot of different guys playing due to injuries. We got behind early and we were forced to throw much more than we wanted to. You aren’t going to win many games when you go three-and-out the first three times and turn the ball over twice against a good football team at home.”
Locker was never able to get on track, with several off-target throws as he was under duress behind a patchwork offensive line that allowed seven sacks. Locker was 13 of 30 for 140 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions on the day.
“It is tough. It is never easy to lose, especially like this. You just have to keep working and find ways to overcome it and get better. There are a bunch of things that you can point to today, but it just seemed like that there were a lot of opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on today,” Locker said.
Tennessee's defense was horrible as well, allowing Aaron Rodgers to throw for three scores and the Packers to run for four more touchdowns and put up very little fight in allowing the Packers to score their most points in game since 1983.
Munchak wouldn't say that the Titans quit, though he said their performance left plenty to be desired.
“It wasn’t pretty, but I think it is really hard to tell or say if anyone was quitting. I don’t think that at all. I never have and I never will. That is a pretty tough statement to say,” Munchak said. “By no means did we play our best. I look at it more of that we had a lot of frustration that made us not make good decisions more so than someone thinking that they won’t play as hard. Playing hard wasn’t the problem. It was more not playing smart and then letting frustration get the better of us.”
It marked the seventh time this season, the Titans have lost by at least two touchdowns and also was the eighth time this season for the defense to allow at least 30 points in a game. It also was the second time Tennessee has surrendered more than 50 points in a contest.
“Coming in here in a hostile environment, we knew exactly what we were up against, and in order to beat this football team, you have to darn near play a perfect game,” safety Jordan Babineaux said.
On Sunday, the Titans were about as far away from perfection as you could get.