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Packers 27, Raven 14 Ravens Gameday

December 08, 2009

RAVENS ..........0 .....0 .......14 .... 0 ....14

PACKERS ........3 ...14 ....... 0 ....10 ..27


Packers 3 Ravens 0 The Packers got off to a hot start on a frigid night in Green Bay. After returning the opening kick to the 43-yard line, they marched 47 yards in 12 plays and chewed 6:21 off the clock. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 6-for-8 on the opening drive, but the Packers had to settle for a field goal after reaching the red zone. The Ravens marched right back on their first drive and reached the red zone, but running back Ray Rice fumbled. The Packers' Ryan Grant appeared to fumble right back, but after a replay Green Bay kept the ball.

Packers: Crosby 28 FG, 8:39

Ravens Packers

Rushing 22 9

Passing 36 49

Total yards 58 58

Time of poss. 6:11 8:49


Packers 17 Ravens 0

At one point in the second quarter, ESPN analysts Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden said they couldn't figure out what the Ravens were trying to do on offense. Give the Packers' defense credit: It shut off the run, it put extreme heat on quarterback Joe Flacco and it showed why it's No. 2 in the NFL in total defense. On offense, Green Bay started moving the ball at will. Helped by a 25-yard pass-interference call against Frank Walker, the Packers marched 83 yards in eight plays to take a 10-0 lead. They added another score right before halftime.

Packers: Finley 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 4:35

Packers: Driver 8 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :32

Ravens Packers

Rushing 2 46

Passing 12 91

Total yards 14 137

Time of poss. 5:18 9:42


Packers 17 Ravens 14The Ravens' offense showed signs of life in the third quarter, capping an 11-play, 71-yard touchdown drive in 4:39 when Flacco hit Kelley Washington with a 12-yard pass with 3:28 remaining. After Jarret Johnson picked off a pass from Rodgers that caromed off Driver's leg, the Ravens wasted little time making it a three-point game. Flacco threw deep for Demetrius Williams, who was interfered with in the end zone. Willis McGahee punched it in just 30 seconds after Washington's score.

Ravens: Washington 12 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 3:28

Ravens: McGahee 1 run (Cundiff kick), 2:58

Ravens Packers

Rushing 27 10

Passing 53 51

Total yards 80 61

Time of poss. 7:44 7:16


Packers 27 Ravens 14

After the Ravens closed to within three points after three quarters, the Packers went back up by 10 points, and it took just four plays to go 49 yards and score. Rodgers again found Jermichael Finley, this time from 19 yards out to give the Packers a cushion. But Lardarius Webb returned the ensuing kickoff 68 yards to give the Ravens good field position. A pass interference gave the Ravens the ball inside the 5-yard line, but Flacco threw a critical interception in the end zone. He threw another pick after the Ravens got the ball back, sealing their fate.

Packers: Finley 19 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:31

Packers: Crosby 32 FG, 1:56

Ravens Packers

Rushing 15 29

Passing 18 65

Total yards 33 94

Time of poss. 5:25 9:35

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