Packers Edge Ravens, 19-17 Behind Aaron Rodgers
(BALTIMORE) — Even though he had to do it short-handed, quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped lead the Green Bay Packers to a 19-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Rodgers had to play the game without two of his top three wide receivers. James Jones hurt his knee in the first quarter and Randall Cobb also had to leave the game with a knee injury.
With his aerial weapons down, the team turned to the ground game and rookie running back Eddie Lacy. The rookie from Alabama had 23 carries for a career high 120 yards.
“It’s important to win on the road in this league if you want to make the playoffs,” Rodgers said. “This was a tough environment. This is a team that’s defending champs, a football team that’s very well-coached, great players on both sides of the ball. This is a great team character-building win.”
Rodgers completed 17 of 32 passes for 315 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
For the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco completed 20 of 34 for 342 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Running back Ray Rice had a tough game, as he had 34 rushing yards on 14 carries.
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