Aaron Rodgers threw for 263 yards and 3 TD’s from 26 total completions to lead his Green Bay Packers past the Baltimore Ravens Monday night at Lambeau Field. The Packers are now 8-4 after earning their fourth consecutive victory. With four to go they’re just two games behind the NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings. “It wasn’t pretty out there, but a win is a win,” said Packers wide receiver Donald Driver. “We had to get this one to stay ahead in the playoff race.”
Green Bay dominated early with 17 points while holding Baltimore scoreless in the first half. The Ravens then came out in the third on a mission, scoring back to back touchdowns of their own. The fourth quarter was all Green Bay with another Mason Crosby field goal and Rodgers-Finley pass connection for the final TD.
Baltimore is now .500 and desperate for a win next Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Head coach John Harbaugh would like his team to remain positive, saying “we’ve got plenty to be encouraged about. We’re in a tight race for the wild card, we are every bit in it. Everybody, they’ll say what they’ll say. It’s a week-to-week proposition in this league.”