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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass during the first quarter of the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on December 12, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo : Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
The Green Bay Packers are on the brink of clinching their third straight division title following their 15-point win over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. A win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15 will help seal the NFC North crown for Green Bay. Here’s a breakdown of the Packers vs Ravens matchup.
Green Bay Packers installed as -5 favorites
Green Bay extended its winning streak to two games with an impressive 45-30 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 14. It was a big win for the Packers, who stretched their advantage atop the NFC North standings to four games ahead of Week 15.
The Packers’ offense took center stage in the Week 14 win, with Green Bay recording its highest scoring output this campaign. Aaron Rodgers produced incredible numbers despite playing with a fractured pinky toe, completing 29 of 37 passes for 341 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Davante Adams punished the Bears’ secondary all evening, catching 10 passes for 121 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Rodgers and Adams will look to dominate a Baltimore team that is 31st in the NFL in passing defense, allowing 266.1 yards per game through the air this season.
This season, the Packers have struggled on the road, winning just four of their seven away games. They will look to win their fifth road game against the Ravens, who are 5-1 at home this season.
Baltimore Ravens enter Week 15 as +5 underdogs
The Baltimore Ravens dropped to 8-5 for the season after a tough 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 14. It was another gut-wrenching result for the Ravens, who had an opportunity to win on the final play for the second consecutive game. The Ravens still possess the AFC North lead after the Cincinnati Bengals lost in overtime to the San Francisco 49ers.
Injuries have ravaged the Ravens this season, and another key player went down for them in Week 14. Quarterback Lamar Jackson suffered an ankle injury in the loss to the Browns and was carted back to the locker room. He did not finish that game handing the football to backup quarterback Tyler Huntley.
The good news for the Ravens is that Jackson only suffered a low-ankle sprain. According to coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore’s plan is for Jackson to be the Week 15 starter. The Ravens can ill afford another lengthy absence from one of their main stars.
They have placed 23 players on injured reserve at some point this season, including All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley, Pro Bowl cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, starting safety DeShon Elliott and starting defensive end Derek Wolfe. All of those players suffered season-ending injuries.
Green Bay wins and covers the spread.
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