Final

Packers 19

(3-2, 1-2 away)

Ravens 17

(3-3, 2-1 home)

Coverage: FOX

1:00 PM ET, October 13, 2013

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD 

1 2 3 4 T
GB 3 3 10 319
BAL 0 0 3 1417

Top Performers

Passing: J. Flacco (BAL) - 342 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: E. Lacy (GB) - 23 CAR, 120 YDS

Receiving: J. Nelson (GB) - 4 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Aaron Rodgers helps injury-ravaged Packers hold off Ravens

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BALTIMORE -- For much of the afternoon, Aaron Rodgers was ducking oncoming linemen and misconnecting with hurried throws.

When it counted, however, Rodgers came up with the big plays.

Rodgers threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, Eddie Lacy ran for 120 yards and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals as the Green Bay Packers beat the Baltimore Ravens 19-17 on Sunday.

Rodgers went 17 for 32 for 315 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He played most of the game without two of his top three receivers -- James Jones hurt his left knee on a first-quarter play, and Randall Cobb left for good after being struck on his right knee on a tackle by Matt Elam.

And still, Rodgers was magnificent.

His 64-yarder to Nelson gave Green Bay a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter. After the Ravens closed to 19-17 on an 18-yard touchdown catch by Dallas Clark with 2:04 remaining, Rodgers clinched the victory with a 52-yard completion to Jermichael Finley on a third-and-3.

Rodgers completed only seven passes after halftime, yet those plays totaled 199 yards.

"Days like today remind you of why you love this game so much," Rodgers said. "Offensively, we're struggling a little bit, but we found a way to make enough plays to win."

The Ravens (3-3) had won 13 straight at home against NFC foes.

"Aaron made some really good plays out of the pocket in the second half," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. "Early, he held it and took some sacks. Later, he held it and found some openings."

Rodgers received ample aid from a depleted defense. Despite playing without injured linebackers Clay Matthews and Brad Jones, the Packers limited Baltimore to 47 yards rushing and registered five sacks, including three by A.J. Hawk.

"It's kind of been our motto for a long time around here: `Next man up.' We have to make it work," Hawk said. "We had a lot of young guys out there today who really did a good job."

It all added up to Green Bay's first road win following losses at San Francisco and Cincinnati.

"It's important to win on the road in this league if you want to make the playoffs," Rodgers said. "This was a tough environment. This is a team that's defending champs, a football team that's very well-coached, great players on both sides of the ball. This is a great team character-building win."

Green Bay went up 9-0 in the third quarter when Crosby kicked a 50-yard field goal to cap a drive that featured a 43-yard pass play from Rodgers to Jarrett Boykin.

Baltimore answered with its first score, a 23-yard field goal by Justin Tucker following a 59-yard completion from Joe Flacco to rookie Marlon Brown.

Harassed and hurried for much of the afternoon, Rodgers finally came up with a signature moment. He started to his left, then rolled right before lofting a perfect spiral to Nelson, who had gotten behind Lardarius Webb.

Down 16-3, the Ravens began playing with a sense of urgency. Flacco directed a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones with 11:52 remaining.

Jones, who missed the previous four weeks with a knee injury, finished with two catches for 42 yards and had a 35-yard kickoff return.

Looking to enhance Green Bay's 16-10 lead, Rodgers and the Packers held onto the ball for just over 7 1/2 minutes before Crosby kicked a 31-yard field goal with 4:17 remaining.

It turned out to be the game-winner.

Flacco went 20 for 34 for 342 yards and got no help from the running game -- Ray Rice finished with 34 yards on 14 carries and was stuffed three straight times inside the 5 during the second quarter.

"We've got to be better on first and second down," Flacco said.

Baltimore accumulated only 36 yards of offense during the first quarter, zero on the ground.

In the second quarter, a peculiar sequence of events began when Green Bay's Ryan Taylor blocked a punt. The ball bounced beyond the line of scrimmage, was touched by John Kuhn of the Packers and recovered by Baltimore at its own 41-yard line. The Ravens subsequently got a first-and-goal at the Green Bay 4, but four straight runs failed to get the ball into the end zone.

Late in the half, Flacco was sacked and lost the ball. Green Bay's Datone Jones recovered and Crosby connected on a 31-yard field goal as time expired for a 6-0 lead.

Game notes


Green Bay leads the series, 4-1. Baltimore's only win was 48-3 in 2005. ... Baltimore placed LT Bryant McKinnie on the inactive list. Eugene Monroe replaced him as a starter and made his Ravens debut. ... Ravens LB Terrell Suggs had his run of five straight games with a sack end. But he had 10 tackles to move into second on the Ravens' career list, behind only Ray Lewis.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GB
BAL
1st Downs1515
Passing 1st downs
911
Rushing 1st downs
62
1st downs from penalties
02
3rd down efficiency
6-172-14
4th down efficiency
0-01-2
Total Plays6561
Total Yards438360
Yards per play6.75.9
Total Drives1513
Passing298313
Comp-Att
17-3220-34
Yards per pass
8.58.0
Interceptions thrown
10
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-175-29
Rushing14047
Rushing Attempts
3022
Yards per rush
4.72.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-42-4
Penalties8-556-40
Turnovers21
Fumbles lost
11
Interceptions thrown
10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession31:2228:38

Passing Leaders

GBC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Rodgers17/323159.8113-17
BALC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Flacco20/3434210.1205-29

Rushing Leaders

GBCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lacy231205.2037
Rodgers5214.2012
BALCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rice14342.4011
Pierce691.5010

Receiving Leaders

GBRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson411328.3164
Finley37525.0052
BALRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doss49924.8063
Clark48120.3145

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGBBAL
gbFG13:16Mason Crosby 45 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 6 plays, 53 yds, 1:49
30
SECOND QUARTERGBBAL
gbFG0:02Mason Crosby 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:02
60
THIRD QUARTERGBBAL
gbFG6:11Mason Crosby 50 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 6 plays, 38 yds, 3:04
90
balFG4:48Justin Tucker 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 5 plays, 60 yds, 1:32
93
gbTD2:22Jordy Nelson 64 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yds, 2:22
163
FOURTH QUARTERGBBAL
balTD11:58Jacoby Jones 11 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker Kick is Good)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 5:20
1610
gbFG4:20Mason Crosby 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 7:35
1910
balTD2:07Dallas Clark 18 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 90 yds, 2:13
1917

Research Notes

The Ravens went 2-of-14 (14%) on third down Sunday, needing at least 10 yards to convert on nine of those plays. The Ravens averaged 11.2 yards to go on third down Sunday.
Ravens' rushers were hit in the backfield on nine of their 21 designed runs Sunday. The Ravens haven't been hit as many times in the backfield since Week 1 of the 2010 season against the Falcons.
James Jones was hurt early in the first quarter Sunday and Randall Cobb was hurt on the Packers' last play before halftime. What was the impact on losing Jones AND Cobb Sunday? - Aaron Rodgers went 4-of-9 targeting Jordy Nelson with an interception. It was the first interception Rodgers has thrown when targeting Nelson this season, and it was just the second time since the start of last season the duo failed to connect on half of their attempts in a game. - Nelson and Jermichael Finley accounted for nine of Rodgers' 11 second half targets. Those two accounted for 34% of Rodgers' targets in the team's first four games. - The Packers called designed runs on 59% of their second-half plays. That's the second highest designed rush percentage for the Packers in a half in the last three seasons, something made easier by having Eddie Lacy. Lacy is averaging a full yard more per rush (4.4) than last year's leading Packer rusher (Alex Green, 3.4 yards per rush).

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