Week 11 Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Green Bay Packers


The season may be over for the Green Bay Packers but the analysis of third year quarterback, Brett Hundley, is just beginning. Mike McCarthy is going to treat Hundley with “kid gloves” as to give him confidence as a starter, and expect this offense to be pretty vanilla compared to what Aaron Rodgers is used to running. The Ravens are coming off a much needed bye week, are as healthy as they’re going to be this season, and are in desperation mode as they try to get their season back on track. Unlike most stadiums, Lambeau field provides it’s own challenges as it will be a brisk 33 degrees on Sunday.

How the Packers Win:

Brett Hundley won his first game of the season in the 26-13 win against the Bears, where he threw only one touchdown. The Packers offense ranks 24th in total yards, 22nd in pass yards, and coach Mike McCarthy isn’t going to want to try this Ravens defense who ranks first in team interceptions. Ty Montgomery missed his second straight day of practice, since he is nursing a rib injury from last week, and will be a game time decision. Brett Hundley is going to have take what the Ravens give him, and with the Ravens ranked 27th in stopping the run, that is what it’s going to take.

How the Ravens Win:

The Ravens had two weeks to prepare for the Packers, and have a little bit of luck by not having to deal with Aaron Rodgers. However, the Ravens defense hasn’t been the issue; it’s their offense. Their passing offense is the worst in the league and in a league that benefits teams with a vertical offense, that kind of ranking can’t cut it for a team trying to make the playoffs. The Ravens rushing offense is ranked 10th, but with an anemic passing game, defenses will take their chances sending blitzes and stacking the box. The Ravens will need to have their best passing performance of the year in order to jump start their second half of the season.

Prediction: Ravens 20, Packers 10

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