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Titans Cruise, Set Visitor's Scoring Record at Lambeau

Titans 48, Packers 27

Associated Press
Tuesday, October 12, 2004; Page D08

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 11 -- Lambeau Field is now a desired destination, as Chris Brown and the Tennessee Titans were the latest to learn.

Brown rushed for 148 yards and two long touchdowns and Tennessee cruised to a 48-27 rout of the stumbling Green Bay Packers on Monday night, scoring more points than any visitor ever had at the famed 47-year-old stadium.

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The Titans (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak and sent the Packers (1-4) to their fourth straight loss. This is Green Bay's first four-game losing streak since 1991 and their first 0-3 start at home since 1988.

Only eight teams in NFL history have overcome a 1-4 start to reach the playoffs, including the Titans two years ago.

Tennessee scored on five of its first six possessions with Brown, who had 27 carries, going in on its first two series, from 37 and 29 yards out.

The Packers trailed 27-13 at the half and any hopes for a comeback were killed by four second-half turnovers. They had six overall.

Steve McNair returned after missing Tennessee's last game with injuries and threw two touchdown passes, including an 11-yarder to Eddie Berlin in the third quarter after Brett Favre's third interception. McNair was 15 of 26 for 206 yards and no interceptions.

Favre extended his NFL record with his 213th consecutive start, including playoffs, despite numerous injuries, including a mild concussion he suffered last week. Favre also had a heavy heart over the death last week of his 24-year-old brother-in-law in an ATV accident at the family home in Mississippi.

Favre completed 24 of 44 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns, along with the three interceptions.

Both teams had lost three straight and much of the blame went to poor run defense, which showed up right away again for Green Bay as Brown carried nine times for 90 yards in the first quarter -- and the early deficit altered Green Bay's plan to give the Titans a steady diet of running back Ahman Green. The Packers had just five yards rushing on five carries in the first half.

The 48 points were the most allowed by Green Bay at home since Detroit's 52-17 win at old City Stadium in 1952.

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