Packers Show Toughness in Ravens Game
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The Packers margin of victory in Baltimore may have been narrow, but the win speaks volumes, as in broad band.
The Packers went in and beat a tough, physical opponent, at their place, because they are, once again, a tough physical team.
In recent years, Green Bay's strength had drifted toward the edges, the perimeter people on both sides of the ball, and why not, those people are very talented...
Let's put it like this, however, when you beat a team going around or over the top, you generally beat one guy. When you beat it from the inside out, you're beating all eleven. It's demoralizing.
A couple of examples. The Packers very first play, they go right at the heart of the rough and tumble Ravens defense. It came in allowing a paltry 3-4 a rush, 5th in the league. Eddie Lacy follows excellent blocking and goes for ten. Tell me that wasn't an eye-opener for the Ravens.
Second quarter, the Ravens have 4th and goal on the Packer one. These are the defending Super Bowl champs, at home, nobody stops them from the one. B-j Raji and company did. Another eye opener.
I don't know what comes first, the tough, physical play or the attitude that goes with it, but at game's end, the Packers got the ball back with 2-0-4 to play. With three time-outs and the 2 minute warning, the Ravens were sitting pretty, all they needed was a stop. They couldn't get it and that says a lot.