Packer - Ravens: 5 reasons for the win

1. Quarterback Kyle Boller overcame his well-documented struggles with one of his best football games ever as the Baltimore Ravens claimed a 41-3 walloping of the hapless Green Bay Packers. He outshined Packers quarterback Brett Favre, completing 19 of 27 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns for a 136.8 passer rating.

Meanwhile, Favre threw two interceptions, and should have thrown at least more more as Baltimore dropped several potential interceptions. He didn't throw a touchdown for the third consecutive game.

2. Running back Jamal Lewis recaptured his bruising style with 105 yards on 22 carries, overcoming an injured thumb and his unhappiness over his unresolved contract situation and most unproductive season ever.

3. Tight end Todd Heap tied a career-high with nine receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns, dominating the Packers' top-ranked secondary with his superior size and athleticism.

4. Boller spread the football around as Derrick Mason, who complained about being used as a glorified running back only a week ago, caught five passes for 97 yards. That's his highest yardage total since joining the Ravens in the offseason.

5. Return specialist B.J. Sams grabbed the momentum with a darting 49-yard punt return to set the table for Boller's first touchdown pass to Heap.

In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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