- The Packers return to Green Bay to host the Baltimore Ravens at Lambeau Field.
- It is the second opponent from the AFC that the Packers have faced this season after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-24, in overtime in Week 3.
- Green Bay will face three teams from the AFC North in its next four games, traveling to Pittsburgh in Week 12 and then to Cleveland in Week 14.
- The Packers are 4-1 against the Ravens, including 3-0 at home.
- Baltimore is playing at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2009, a 27-14 Green Bay victory.
- The Ravens first played in Green Bay in 1998, a 28-10 win for the Packers.
- The last time the two teams met was in 2013, a 19-17 Packers win in Baltimore.
- This will be the first time in the series that the two teams will meet in the month of November.
- Four of the Packers’ last five games against AFC opponents have been decided by eight points or less. Green Bay is 3-2 in those contests, including wins in the last two games.
- Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers have scored 20-plus points in 35 of 46 games (including the postseason) against AFC teams, including 20 games of 30-plus points.
- Green Bay has eclipsed 20 points in each of the last six contests against AFC opponents.
- The Packers have recorded a .500 or better record against AFC teams in each season under McCarthy except for two (1-3 in 2006 and 2008).
- In four of the last six seasons (2011-12, 2014-15), Green Bay has gone 3-1 against the AFC.
- For the ninth time in 12 seasons under McCarthy, the Packers are above .500 through the first nine games of the season, including the eighth time in the last nine seasons.
- Green Bay has won the turnover battle in five of the last six games, recording a turnover margin of plus-eight over that span.
- In the 23-16 victory at Chicago last week, QB Brett Hundley completed 18 of 25 passes for 212 yards, a touchdown and a passer rating of 110.8. It marked the highest passer rating by a Green Bay quarterback (min. 20 pass att.) other than Aaron Rodgers since Matt Flynn registered a rating of 113.1 in a win at Dallas on Dec. 15, 2013.
- WR Jordy Nelson needs a reception to pass James Lofton (530, 1978-86) for the third most in Packers history behind Sterling Sharpe (595, 1988-94) and Donald Driver (743, 1999-2012).
- Sunday, the Packers will wear a re-creation of the team’s uniform from 1937-48 for the third time (San Diego, Week 5 in 2015 / Dallas, Week 6 in 2016). It is navy blue and gold, and includes a gold yoke across the shoulders with faded gold pants and high navy socks. Green Bay is 8-4 when wearing a third jersey, including wins in seven of the last nine.
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WITH THE CALL
- CBS will broadcast the game to a regional audience with play-by-play man Kevin Harlan and analyst Rich Gannon handling the call from the broadcast booth and Jenny Dell reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 23rd season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 19th season of broadcasts together.
- Westwood One Sports will air the game on radio across the country. Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst) will call the action, with Scott Graham hosting the pregame and halftime shows.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).
- DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on Channel 706.
BREAKING DOWN THE ROSTER
- The Packers currently have an 52-man roster that is composed of 24 offensive players, 25 defensive players and three specialists.
- Of the 52 players on Green Bay’s roster, 33 of them (63.5 percent) were draft picks of the Packers. Dating back to 2007, Green Bay has at least one member of each draft class still on the roster.
- Green Bay has 14 players on the roster that began their careers as undrafted free agents, with 11 of those originally signed by Green Bay.
- Over a third (36.5 percent) of the players (19 of 52) on Green Bay’s roster entered the league as a sixth-round or seventh-round pick or as an undrafted player.
- The Packers have three players on the roster that played in the NFL prior to the 2009 season. All three players were draft picks of the Packers (K Mason Crosby, WR Jordy Nelson and LB Clay Matthews) and two have made at least one Pro Bowl.
- Of the 52 players on the roster, 44 began their pro careers with the Packers (84.6 percent).
- Only 18 of the 52 players on the roster (34.6 percent) were selected in the first three rounds of the draft, with 16 being drafted by the Packers.
GREEN BAY’S ROSTER ...
BY AGE (as of Nov. 19)
- 21-24: 26 players
- 25-28: 20 players
- 29-32: 4 players
- 33-plus: 3 players
- R-1: 16 players
- 2-3: 15 players
- 4-5: 9 players
- 6-9: 8 players
- 10-plus: 5 players
BY DRAFT ROUND
- 1st: 6 players
- 2nd/3rd: 13 players
- 4th/5th: 15 players
- 6th/7th: 5 players
- Undrafted: 14 players
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Ravens
- All-time, Regular season: 4-1-0
- All-time, in Green Bay: 3-0-0
- Streaks: The Packers have won two consecutive and four of the five total matchups between clubs.
- Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 13, 2013, at M&T Bank Stadium; Packers won 19-17
- Mike McCarthy: 129-73-1, .635 (incl. 10-8 postseason); 12th NFL season
- John Harbaugh: 99-72, .579, (incl. 10-5 postseason); 10th NFL season
- Head to Head: McCarthy 2-0
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 2-0 vs. Ravens; Harbaugh 0-2 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his 12th year as the Packers’ 14th head coach.
- Led the Packers to their eighth consecutive playoff appearance last season, tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history. Has also led the team to nine playoff appearances in the last 10 years (2007, 2009-16).
- Ranks second in franchise history in total victories, trailing only Curly Lambeau.
- Guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring in eight straight seasons (2007-14), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat over that time; Packers finished first overall in scoring in 2014.
- Reached the 100-win plateau faster than any active NFL head coach, needing just 155 games.
- Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
JOHN HARBAUGH …Is in his 10th year as the Ravens’ third head coach.
- Has guided the Ravens to a playoff berth in six of his first nine seasons with the club, helping Baltimore win its second Super bowl title following the 2012 season.
- During Harbaugh’s tenure with the Ravens, Baltimore is one of seven teams with at least six playoff berths since 2008.
- His 10 playoff victories since 2008 are the second most in the NFL during that span.
- Spent his first 10 NFL seasons with Philadelphia (1998-2007). Also coached collegiately at Western Michigan (1984-86), Pittsburgh (1987), Morehead State (1988), Cincinnati (1989-96) and Indiana (1997).
THE PACKERS-RAVENS SERIES
- This Sunday will mark just the sixth meeting between the Packers and Ravens, who moved to Baltimore from Cleveland following the 1995 season.
- The Packers won a pair of October clashes at Lambeau Field in 1998 and 2001 as well as a MNF contest at Lambeau in December 2009 and a 2013 Week 6 matchup at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens’ lone win in the series came in a December 2005 meeting in Baltimore on MNF. Sunday’s game will be Baltimore’s first trip to Lambeau Field since 2009.
- As the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, these franchises first met in 1953 and played 15 times, including the 1965 NFL Championship at Lambeau Field, RB Jim Brown’s last game. Once the team moved to Baltimore before the 1996 season, the NFL kept the Browns’ records and history in a trust until the Cleveland franchise could return as an expansion team in 1999. Officially, the Baltimore Ravens launched their franchise history in 1996.
Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers coached on the staff of the USFL’s Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars from 1984-85…Packers S Jermaine Whitehead spent some time on the Ravens’ practice squad in 2015...Baltimore offensive coordinator/QBs coach Marty Mornhinweg was Green Bay’s QBs coach during the club’s Super Bowl XXXI-winning season…That same year, as his position coach, Mornhinweg helped Brett Favre win the 1996 NFL MVP…Ravens DB/LB Anthony Levine Sr. entered the NFL with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and spent time on Green Bay’s practice squad in 2010 and 2011…Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at Wisconsin from 2003-04…Hammock would come back to Madison from 2011-13 where he served as the Badgers’ assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator…Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac held the same title at Navy in 1989, where he coached alongside Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees…Trgovac coached on the Notre Dame staff with Ravens linebackers coach Don Martindale and Pees once again in 1994…With the Eagles in 1998, Trgovac and Pees coached together at their third different stop, where they joined Ravens head coach John Harbaugh in Philadelphia…Pees and Packers RBs coach Ben Sirmans coached together at Kent State from 2000-03…Additionally, Pees was New England’s defensive coordinator in 2008 while Capers was the Patriots’ special assistant/secondary coach…Capers was also in New England with Ravens TE Benjamin Watson…Martindale coached with Packers secondary-safeties coach Darren Perry in Oakland…Packers secondary-cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. and Ravens special teams coordinator/associate head coach Jerry Rosburg both coached on the Atlanta staff in 2007…Packers inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley was a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, where he ran the scout-team offense quarterbacked by Ravens QB Joe Flacco in 2004…Packers executive VP, GM and director of football operations Ted Thompson was in Seattle’s front office while Ravens WRs coach Bobby Engram played for the Seahawks…Earlier in his career, Engram was a teammate of Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett with the Chicago Bears…Baltimore DL coach Joe Cullen was a defensive assistant at Illinois while Green Bay special teams coordinator Ron Zook was the Illini head coach…Packers TEs coach Brian Angelichio held the same title at Rutgers while Ravens secondary coach Chris Hewitt was the Scarlet Knights’ RBs coach…In 2014 in Cleveland, Angelichio was the Browns TEs coach while Baltimore RB Terrance West was a rookie…Ravens assistant special teams coach Chris Horton was a quality control coach at UCLA from 2012-13 while Packers QB Brett Hundley and DT Kenny Clark were with the Bruins…Baltimore senior offensive assistant/TEs coach Greg Roman got his start in coaching on Dom Capers’ Panthers’ staff in 1995…Roman would go on to become Capers’ TEs and QBs coach when Capers was the Houston Texans’ head coach…Roman was the 49ers offensive coordinator while Packers LB Ahmad Brooks and DT Quinton Dial played in San Francisco…Packers CB Davon House and Ravens C Luke Bowanko were teammates with the Jaguars for two seasons…Watson and Packers G Jahri Evans were teammates in New Orleans from 2013-15…Ravens T Andrew Donnal and Packers TE Lance Kendricks teammed together for two seasons with the Rams...Former college teammates include Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Dial and Ravens LB C.J. Mosley (Alabama), Clinton-Dix also teamed with Baltimore OLB Tim Williams in Tuscaloosa, Ravens DE Bronson Kafusi and Packers RB Jamaal Williams (Brigham Young), Green Bay G Justin McCray and Baltimore WR Breshad Perriman (Central Florida), Packers T David Bakhtiari and Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado), Packers DT Mike Daniels and Ravens DT Carl Davis (Iowa), Baltimore DT Willie Henry, DE Chris Wormley and Green Bay LB Jake Ryan (Michigan) and Ravens S Tony Jefferson and Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski (Oklahoma).
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