Packers-Ravens: Game snapshot

Facts, statistics, rankings, prediction for Monday night's game

WHEN: Monday, 9:00 ET

WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

SURFACE: Grass

TV: ABC, Al Michaels, John Madden, Samantha Ryan

SERIES: Third meeting, dating to 1998. The Packers lead the series 2-0. Both meetings occurred at Green Bay, the last in 2001, a 31-23 Packers victory over the reigning Super Bowl champions. Brett Favre picked apart the Ravens' formidable defense for 338 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-34 passing.

2005 RANKINGS: Packers: offense 18th (30th rush, 8th pass); defense 5th (24th rush, 1st pass).

Ravens: offense 26th (25th rush, 23rd pass); defense 6th (14th rush, 7th pass)

PREDICTION: Packers 20-14

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Ravens want to use their final three games to evaluate QB Kyle Boller, but that could be difficult Monday night with three new starters expected to play on the offensive line. If the Ravens struggle to get a push in front of RBs Jamal Lewis and Chester Taylor, Boller will be stuck in too many third-and-long situations. He has struggled with poor decision-making but while the Packers have the league's fifth-ranked defense, they have forced just 18 turnovers this season.

Meanwhile, the Packers' offense was much more effective when RB Samkon Gado exploded for 171 rushing yards last Sunday. Production on the ground prevents QB Brett Favre from having to force the ball downfield. If the Ravens can stop Gado, they have the playmakers in the secondary to take advantage of any Favre mistakes.

FAST FACTS: Packers: DE Aaron Kampman's 86 tackles is a career high and ties Ezra Johnson's 1983 team record for tackles in a season by a lineman.

Ravens: WR Derrick Mason is tied for the league lead with 25 third-down receptions. ... With seven receptions in each of his past two games, WR Mark Clayton leads all NFL rookies with 34 catches.


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