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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A two-game skid has whittled away any margin for error the Green Bay Packers had in the NFC North, and now they hit the road for three straight games starting in Tennessee.Its a crucial moment for a franchise that has reached the playoffs each of the past seven seasons.Every game from this point forward in November and December are very important games for us, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. Tough stretch right now with three on the road back-to-back-to-back, but weve just got to take it one at a time and figure out a way to put a better performance on the field on Sunday.This marks Green Bays first three-game road trip since 2012 , and the timing couldnt be worse for a franchise that has lost three of four by a combined nine points. The tight losses have stuck Green Bay (4-4) behind both Minnesota and Detroit in the NFC North after being stunned 31-26 at Lambeau Field by Indianapolis last week.The Titans (4-5) find themselves trying to keep pace in the AFC South. They need one more win to match the victory total for the past two seasons combined and are coming off a 43-35 loss in San Diego , where Marcus Mariota outdueled Phillip Rivers by throwing for 313 yards and three touchdowns while running for another score.The second-year quarterback also cost Tennessee 17 points off three turnovers, and Mariota knows he has to protect the ball better.Weve continued to preach finishing some of these games, but you know what, thats part of it, Mariota said. Thats part of how we have to learn, how were going to get better. Eventually, well turn these around and be on the right side of these things.Here are some things to know about the Packers and Titans:ENERGIZED PACK?: Coach Mike McCarthy says his Packers energy level wont be an issue in Tennessee. Like the presidential election, energy became a buzzword immediately after last weeks loss to Indianapolis after the Packers looked lethargic early. But McCarthy says it was more an issue about not being detailed and consistent enough in adverse situations. Whatever the root of the issues, Green Bay doesnt want to spend the whole game again playing catch-up.PROTECT THE BALL: Turnovers have been the Titans biggest issue in losses this season, something Mariota had improved on in helping Tennessee win three of four in October. Over his past three games at home, Mariota has thrown seven touchdowns with only one interception. Even with two interceptions in San Diego, Mariota ranks fourth in the NFL with a 111.8 passer rating over the past five games.Rodgers says hes been a fan of Mariota since the fellow Pac-12 quarterback was at Oregon. He can do it all on the field, Rodgers said. Hes extremely gifted athletically, and hes doing a good job of throwing it efficiently. Im definitely impressed with him with the way he comes off and the way hes playing.TO THE QB: The Packers pass rush has slowed down the last few games. Green Bay managed to sack Andrew Luck just twice last week despite the Colts porous offensive line. The front seven has been missing linebacker Clay Matthews the last couple weeks because of a sore hamstring, and its unclear when he might return.Mariota is less experienced than Luck, though he can be just as elusive. Tennessee has allowed Mariota to be sacked only 12 times this season and not at all the past two games, a huge improvement from last year, when the Titans surrendered a league-worst 54 sacks.RUN TEST: DeMarco Murray is second in the NFL with 807 yards rushing, and the Titans rank third in the NFL, averaging 144.2 yards per game. That will be seriously tested against Green Bay, the leagues stingiest run defense. The Packers are allowing 75.8 yards per game, and Tennessee could be without Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. Murrays backup strained his calf last week.WATCH RODGERS: With Eddie Lacy recovering from ankle surgery and on injured reserve, Rodgers is carrying the load as Green Bays leading rusher. The two-time MVP is averaging 5.9 yards per carry and his 199 yards rushing are second only to Lacy. But Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Green Bay has been very creative, finding ways to run with a variety of players such as Ty Montgomery.---AP Sports Writer Genaro C. 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Turner led the Eagles (4-5) with 13 points, and Connar Tava had 12.Jerome Robinson, who was second in the Atlantic Coast Conference scoring at 20.8 per game, was shaken up when he hit the floor hard late in the first half and had only four points.Robinsons short jumper in the lane had given BC a 63-62 edge with 13.1 seconds left before Dunne nailed his game-winner from the right wing.Robinson missed a half-court shot at the buzzer, and the Hawks players celebrated.Hartford had led 56-49 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining before the Eagles went on an 8-0 spurt that was capped by Jordan Chatmans 3-pointer with 2:29 left.Behind the first seven points by Dunne, the Hawks went on a 9-0 spree early in the second half to pull in front 41-30 with 15:08 to play.In a sloppy first half that featured poor shooting and, at times, careless ball handling, both schools went through lengthy stretches without a basket before Hartford scored the final seven points to take a 27-23 edge intto intermission.ddddddddddddBIG PICTUREHartford: The effort should give the Hawks confidence going into America East play. Behind the resurgence of Dunnes scoring this season (averaging 14.0 coming in) they now have a one-two scoring punch going into conference action. Ross came in averaging a league-best 21.3 and has scored in double figures 25 straight.Boston College: For the second straight game, the Eagles fell into a deep hole early in the second half. With Robinson unable to carry them, the offense really sputtered most of the night.POWERLESS INDEXBoth teams were rated in the 300s in the latest RPI (rating percentage index) entering the game.BC was 311 and Hartford 337.The Eagles shot 22.2 percent in the opening half, with the Hawks hitting only 26.9.WHERES THE CROWDThe teams played in front of a sparse gathering -- one of the smallest remembered in the history of Conte Forum since it opened in 1988 (minus games played during winter-weather conditions).UP NEXTHartford: Host Dartmouth in the first of two straight at home on Tuesday.Boston College: Face Auburn at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the Under Armour Reunion on Monday ' ' ' 
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