GREEN BAY (2-2) at BALTIMORE (3-2)
KICKOFF: Noon, Sunday.
TV: Fox (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa)
OPENING LINE: Packers by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD: Green Bay 2-2, Baltimore 3-2
SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 3-1
LAST MEETING: Packers beat Ravens 27-14, Dec. 7, 2009
LAST WEEK: Packers beat Lions 22-9; Ravens beat Dolphins 26-23
AP PRO32 RANKING: Packers No. 8, Ravens No. 10
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Baltimore is 10-0 at home against NFC foes under sixth-year coach John Harbaugh. ... GB QB Aaron Rodgers has won eight of last 11 games against AFC. ... Last time Packers played in Baltimore, Ravens routed them and Brett Favre in a 48-3 win in 2005. ... Reunion of GB RB Eddie Lacy and Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw, who played together at Alabama. ... Baltimore and Green Bay rank third in NFL with 24 plays of at least 20 yards. ... Green Bay has only two INTs this season, and Baltimore has three. ... Packers have exceeded 135 yards rushing in three straight games for first time since 2006. ... Since 2008, Rodgers has 12 TD throws of 70 yards or higher, most in the NFL during that span. ... Packers have posted 385 yards in offense in seven straight games, tying franchise record set in 2011. ... Green Bay is averaging 34.5 points in last six regular-season games. ... Packers will be without star LB Clay Matthews (thumb). .... Ravens hope to have WR Jacoby Jones (knee) back. Jones hasn't played since opener. ... Baltimore ranks second in NFL with 19 sacks, including seven by Terrell Suggs. ... Ravens RB Ray Rice is seeking first 100-yard rushing game. He had four last year. ... Ravens WR Torrey Smith averaging 111.2 yards yards receiving per game in 2013, best in AFC. ... Suggs needs four tackles to move into second place on franchise list, behind only Ray Lewis. Suggs has sacks in five straight games, tied for longest streak in franchise history. ... Ravens LT Eugene Moore could make his debut Sunday with Baltimore. He was obtained in a trade with Jacksonville last week. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker is 11 for 13 on field goal tries and perfect since Week 2. ... Baltimore is 35-7 at home since start of 2008 season.
PACKER REPORT PREDICTION (4-0): Statistically, the Ravens are not a good team. Heck, they might be the worst Super Bowl champion ever, considering they were outscored last season. They're 3-2 this year, inspite of themselves. They have one of the worst running attacks in the league. The passing game is all or nothing, with Joe Flacco going deep to Torrie Smith. The offensive line, by ProFootballFocus.com's ratings, is the worst in the league, though Eugene Monroe's insertion at left tackle might help. They're minus-4 in turnovers, too. Still, the Ravens' defense excels on third down and in the red zone, and their special teams could single-handedly win this game. Is this the week Green Bay puts things together? Yes. Packers 27, Ravens 17.
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