8:30 PM ET, December 7, 2009
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Rodgers' three TD passes help Packers solidify spot in wild-card race
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A month ago, the Green Bay Packers were worried that their season was slipping away.Now they've won four straight after beating the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.Yes, Monday's 27-14 win was monumentally ugly. But that didn't matter afterward, because the Packers are suddenly sitting pretty in the playoff race.
Monday's clash between the Packers and Ravens was one of the most heavily-penalized games in NFL history. It tied for second-most penalty yards in a game.
|Nov. 25, 1951||374||Browns (209), Bears (165)|
|Monday||310||Packers (175), Ravens (135)|
|Oct. 17, 1976||310||Bucs (190), Seahawks (120)|
|Oct. 21, 1945||309||Packers (184), Yanks (125)|
• The Packers became the second team since the merger to commit three or more turnovers and be penalized 175 or more yards in a victory. The other -- the 1988 Oilers against the Raiders.
• Aaron Rodgers threw for three TDs but was picked off twice, his fourth career multi-interception game. However, he has 25 pass TDs and 7 INTs through 12 games, making him just the sixth player in NFL history with 25+ TDs and 7 or fewer picks through 12 games. Brett Favre was the fifth, as he has 26 and 5 this season.
• Green Bay is 19-4 in regular-season home games in December or later since 2000.
• Baltimore has lost six of its last nine games after a 3-0 start to the season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Ray Rice was held to 54 yards rushing and lost a fumble. "You can't give them the ball," Rice said. "I gave it to them. We'll get it corrected." ... The Packers placed OLB Aaron Kampman on injured reserve and signed OLB Cyril Obiozor from the practice squad before Monday's game. ... Finley briefly left the game with a knee injury but was able to return.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||3-7|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||8:43||Mason Crosby 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 47 yds, 6:21
|TD||4:39||Jermichael Finley 2 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 83 yds, 5:13
|TD||0:38||Donald Driver 8 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 68 yds, 2:12
|TD||3:35||Kelley Washington 12 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 71 yds, 4:39
|TD||3:01||Willis Mcgahee 1 Yard Run (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 42 yds, 0:16
|TD||10:38||Jermichael Finley 19 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 49 yds, 2:19
|FG||2:00||Mason Crosby 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 36 yds, 4:52