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The Breakdown: Eisenberg's Five Thoughts vs. Green Bay Packers

20 Novembre 2017

Baltimore didn't so much punch Green Bay in the mouth, as it danced and jabbed and let the Packers linger in the fight, but still McCarthy couldn't conceive an impactful, difference-making response. Four of those receptions came in the first half. However, the Ravens struck quickly to open the second half to take a 13-0 lead, with Joe Flacco dropping a ideal 21-yard touchdown pass to receiver Mike Wallace against cornerback Damarious Randall.

Baltimore last accomplished the feat when the Ray Lewis-led defense had four shutouts for the Super Bowl-winning team in 2000; the last National Football League team to have three was New England in 2003.

Packers: Lost in the lackluster performance on offense was a solid outing for a defense that allowed a season-low in total yards. The Ravens would manage to score another touchdown, but that was at the end of the game when the Packers had been thoroughly beaten and the offense was handed the ball on the three-yard line.

The former first-round pick was carted to the locker room and immediately ruled out. On fourth-and-one, defensive lineman Michael Pierce was able to penetrate the Packers' line, hit Williams and force him to try and spin away for the first down, but Williams fell short.

"He's one of those guys that's been phenomenal this year", linebacker Blake Martinez said.

The Ravens defense officially sealed the game when Humphrey got his first career interception, the fifth turnover of the game.

However, the Packers' fourth-year receiver sounded more than willing afterward to trade in all the personal production for points on the scoreboard. Still, a loss would leave the Ravens needing to win five of their final six games just to get to nine wins, and they need to play with a sense of urgency they have rarely displayed this season.

"There's no reason we should have zero points whoever we're playing".

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. "We want to take the next step and get above.500". "I'll gain it, and I'll learn for sure from that, and that's something I'll get better at".

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Mandatory Credit Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers had their chances.

Hundley finished with a 43.6 passer rating and 6.6 yards per attempt, a reflection of how either he or head coach Mike McCarthy became more conservative after his second interception, a harried, wild fling deep down the right sideline that was picked off by safety Eric Weddle on Green Bay's second series.

Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey also intercepted Brett Hundley for Baltimore (5-5), which led the National Football League in picks entering the weekend.

"It's pretty ugly", Nelson said. It didn't matter how they got what they needed, just that they did.

"Brett Hundley's our starter. We're all part of it", McCarthy said. "That's probably the best overall game I've played defensively".

"I think you remember seven days ago we were in Chicago and everybody was feeling great", McCarthy said. Green Bay won't have leading rusher Aaron Jones (knee) while fellow running back Ty Montgomery was limited at midweek with a lingering injury to his ribs. A 10-play, 47 yard drive was the Ravens' longest of the half, ending in a 32-yard field goal from Justin Tucker.

"I've got to take care of the ball". "But really you've just got to stay in the offense and wait for your opportunities and keep going".

Baltimore added a third turnover in as many possessions when Judon stripped running back Devante Mays, with inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor recovering. I've got to actually read it out every time and that comes with experience.

The Breakdown: Eisenberg's Five Thoughts vs. Green Bay Packers