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GREEN BAY (2-2) AT BALTIMORE (3-2)
Sunday, Oct. 13 - M&T Bank Stadium - Noon CDT
GREEN BAY HEADS EAST TO TAKE ON THE RAVENS
- The Packers will travel to Baltimore in Week 6 to face the Ravens, only the second time (also 2005) that the teams have met in Baltimore in the history of the series.
- Green Bay improved to 2-2 on the season with a 22-9 victory over the Lions at Lambeau Field in Week 5, the Packers’ 22nd straight regular-season win against Detroit in the state of Wisconsin (an NFL record). It was Green Bay’s ninth consecutive home win in the regular season and its 22nd victory in its last 23 at home.
- This marks the seventh consecutive season (2007-13) that the Packers have had a .500 record or better through four games.
- Sunday will be just the fifth meeting between the clubs since the Ravens, who moved to Baltimore from Cleveland following the 1995 season, launched their franchise in 1996.
- The Packers and Ravens last met in December 2009 in a Monday Night Football contest at Lambeau Field. The teams also squared off in 1998 and 2001 in Green Bay.
- Sunday’s meeting will feature two of the three teams in the NFL to earn a playoff berth each of the last four seasons (2009-12), with New England the only other club to accomplish the feat over that span. Green Bay is tied for No. 2 in the NFL with 49 regular-season wins since ’09 and Baltimore is tied for No. 4 in the league over that span with 46 victories.
- This will be the fourth time in the opening five contests that the Packers have faced a 2012 playoff team (San Francisco, Washington, Cincinnati).
- For Green Bay, it will mark the second consecutive season that it has faced the defending Super Bowl champions away from Lambeau Field. In 2012, the Packers traveled to take on the N.Y. Giants in Week 12.
- When the Packers hosted Baltimore in 2001, the Ravens were also the defending Super Bowl champions. Green Bay beat the Ravens, 31-23, in that meeting.
- This will be Green Bay’s 22nd game against the defending Super Bowl champions in franchise history (two contests vs. Chicago in 1986). Nine of the last 10 games have been road contests for the Packers.
- With the Packers having already faced San Francisco in Week 1, this will mark the 10th time that Green Bay has played both Super Bowl participants from the previous season.
- For Green Bay, this will be the first of back-to-back games against an AFC North club, with the Packers hosting the Browns in Week 7. When the Packers face Cleveland next week, it will be their third AFC North contest in a four-game span (Week 3 at Cincinnati).
- Including their meeting with Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV, the Packers have won seven of their last 10 games against AFC foes.
- Green Bay enters Sunday’s game having won 11 of its last 18 regular-season road games. The Packers will be facing a Baltimore club that has emerged victorious in 26 of its last 29 regular-season contests at home.
WITH THE CALL
- FOX Sports, now in its 20th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
- Play-by-play man Kenny Albert and color analyst Daryl Johnston will have the call from the broadcast booth with Tony Siragusa reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 50-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo is in its 15th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 42 markets in six states.
- WestwoodOne Sports will air the game across the country. Dave Sims (play-by-play) and Mark Malone (analyst) will call the action with Scott Graham hosting the pregame and halftime shows.
- The broadcast is also available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
- DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game in HD on Channel 704.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Ravens:
- All-time, regular season: 3-1-0
- All-time, in Baltimore: 0-1-0
- Streaks: The Packers have won three of the four meetings between the clubs.
- Last meeting, regular season: Dec. 7, 2009, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 27-14
- Mike McCarthy: 82-44, .651, (incl. 6-4 postseason); 8th NFL season
- John Harbaugh: 66-32, .673, (incl. 9-4 postseason); 6th NFL season
- Head to Head: McCarthy 1-0
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 1-0 vs. Ravens; Harbaugh 0-1 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his eighth year as the Packers’ 14th head coach.
- 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.
- Has led the Packers to playoff appearances in five of his seven seasons at the helm, and the team’s five postseason berths over the past six seasons are the most by an NFC team.
- Led Green Bay to 47 regular-season victories from 2009-12, the second most in the NFL over that span and the second most in franchise history over a four-year period.
- His .651 winning percentage (including playoffs) ranks No. 4 among active NFL coaches (min. 50 games).
- Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first head-coaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant.
- Became the first Packers coach since Lombardi to lead the team to a championship game in his second season (2007).
JOHN HARBAUGH…Is in his sixth year as the Ravens’ third head coach.
- Has guided the Ravens to a playoff berth in each of his first five seasons with the club, helping Baltimore become the only team in the NFL to do so over that span (2008-12).
- Is the only NFL head coach since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons.
- Led the Ravens to their second straight AFC North title in 2012 and capped the season by capturing the club’s second Super Bowl title.
- 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 fifth meeting between Green Bay and the Ravens, who moved to Baltimore from Cleveland following the 1995 season. Two of the games have been Monday Night Football contests.
- 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, the last meeting between the clubs. The Ravens’ lone win in the series came in a December 2005 meeting in Baltimore on MNF.
- 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 strength and conditioning assistant Zac Woodfin played for the Ravens in 2005...Packers director of player development Rob Davis played for the Baltimore Stallions of the CFL in 1995 and attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md. …Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers coached on the staff of the USFL’s Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars from 1984-85…Ravens FB Vonta Leach entered the league with Green Bay in 2004 and went on to appear in 23 games for the Packers from 2004-06…Ravens S Anthony Levine entered the NFL with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent in 2010 and spent time on Green Bay’s practice squad in 2010 and 2011…Ravens G/T Rick Wagner played at the University of Wisconsin and is a native of West Allis, Wis. …Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is a native of Beloit, Wis. …Packers head coach Mike McCarthy coached with Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler with the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers…Hostler also coached with Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements with the Kansas City Chiefs…Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh coached on the staff in Philadelphia together in 1998…Trgovac and Clements coached on the Notre Dame staff with Ravens inside linebackers coach Don Martindale and defensive coordinator Dean Pees…Martindale coached with Packers secondary-safeties coach Darren Perry in Oakland…Perry was Ravens S Michael Huff’s position coach for two seasons (2007-08)…Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot played for the Bears when Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks and senior offensive assistant Craig Ver Steeg were on Chicago’s staff…Ravens assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington played for the Houston Texans when Capers was the head coach there…Packers secondary-cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. and Ravens special teams coordinator/asst. head coach Jerry Rosburg both coached on the Atlanta staff in 2007…Whitt was on the staff at Louisville when Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil played for the Cardinals…Packers defensive quality control coach Scott McCurley was a graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh (2003-05), where he ran the scout-team offense quarterbacked by Ravens QB Joe Flacco in 2004…Former college teammates include Packers TE Jermichael Finley and Ravens CB Chykie Brown and S Michael Huff (Texas), Packers RB Eddie Lacy and Ravens NT Terrence Cody and LB Courtney Upshaw (Alabama), Packers G Josh Sitton and Ravens G/T Jah Reid (Central Florida), Packers TE Andrew Quarless and Ravens C A.Q. Shipley (Penn State), Packers LB Brad Jones and T David Bakhtiari and Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado), and Packers WR Jarrett Boykin and Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech).
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Dec. 7, 2009, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 27-14.
- The Packers never trailed in the Monday Night Football victory, getting out to a 17-0 halftime lead behind TD passes from QB Aaron Rodgers to TE Jermichael Finley and WR Donald Driver.
- After Baltimore cut Green Bay’s lead to 17-14, Rodgers found Finley (seven catches, 79 yards) again for a score, this time on a 19-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter.
- Rodgers connected on 26 of 40 passes for 263 yards and three TDs with two INTs.
- Green Bay’s defense intercepted QB Joe Flacco three times on the evening, with S Nick Collins, LB A.J. Hawk and CB Tramon Williams all registering picks. LB Clay Matthews posted a team-high two sacks.
stat of the week
- In Sunday’s 22-9 victory vs. Detroit, the Packers got a spark from a pair of big plays from wide receivers, an 83-yard TD catch by James Jones and a 67-yard run by Randall Cobb.
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Packers became the first NFL team to register an 80-yard pass and a 65-yard run in the same game since the Los Angeles Raiders did so vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 5, 1989 (RB Bo Jackson, 92-yard TD run; WR Willie Gault, 82-yard TD catch).
- For the Packers, it marked the first time in the Super Bowl era that they had accomplished that feat in a game.
- Cobb’s run was the longest by a Green Bay wide receiver since James Lofton’s 83-yard TD run at the N.Y. Giants on Sept. 20, 1982. It was the longest by an NFL wide receiver since Oakland’s Jacoby Ford scored on a 71-yard run vs. Denver on Dec. 19, 2010.
- With the 67-yard run, Cobb joined Bears RB Gale Sayers as the only players in NFL history to register a 60-yard run, a 60-yard catch, a 100-yard kickoff return and an 80-yard punt return in their first three seasons in the league.
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