Injured ravaged visitors secure win.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers guided his team to a 19-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens at the M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
The 29-year-old produced in the third quarter as he threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson which gave the hosts enough of a lead to hold on after a spirited comeback from Baltimore in the fourth, while Eddie Lacy ran for 120 yards and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals.
Despite playing without injured linebackers Clay Matthews and Brad Jones, the hosts were able to limit the Ravens well as they conceded just 47 yards rushing and produced five sacks during the game.
Meanwhile, Rodgers went 17 for 32 for 315 yards with one touchdown and one interception as he somehow found a way to win despite being without two of his three top receivers who were also struck by injury.
Nevertheless, despite completing only seven passes after half-time, those plays totalled 199 yards as Green Bay move to 3-2 for the season, while the Ravens slip to 3-3.
“Days like today remind you of why you love this game so much,” Rodgers said according to ESPN.
“Offensively, we’re struggling a little bit, but we found a way to make enough plays to win.”
Meanwhile, counterpart Joe Flacco ended with 20 of 34 for 342 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and no interceptions. However, it wasn’t enough for the reigning Super Bowl MVP as the aforementioned sacks were also a factor.
The Packers will hope to continue to build on their victory when they host the Cleveland Browns next weekend, while Baltimore will be looking to bounce back when they make the trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.