Dope Sheet: Packers Travel To Take On The Ravens – Packers.com

The Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens will square off on Sunday in a battle of division leaders.

The Packers are 4-2 all-time against the Ravens, including a 1-1 mark at Baltimore. Four of the six matchups between the two teams have been decided by more than 12 points. The Packers last played at the Ravens in 2013, coming out victorious, 19-17. Green Bay played at Baltimore in Week 15 back in 2005. The Packers will be looking to snap the Ravens’ 13-game winning streak against NFC teams. It is the longest streak by an AFC team vs. the NFC since New England’s 17-game winning streak in 2005-09. Green Bay will finish off its slate against the AFC North with a home game on Christmas Day against the Cleveland Browns. It is just the third time the Packers will play on Christmas, having hosted the Bears in 2005 and 2011. This is Green Bay’s 10th season with 10-plus wins since 2009, No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (11). AGAINST THE AFC

The Packers are facing their fourth AFC opponent of the season, having previously gone 2-1 against the conference this season, including 2-0 versus the AFC North (Pittsburgh and Cincinnati). In each of the first two seasons (2019-20) under Head Coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay finished 3-1 against the AFC, with a combined point differential of plus-63. Dating back to 2019, Green Bay is 8-3 against AFC opponents, a .727 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span (Tampa Bay, 9-3, .750). Green Bay ranks No. 7 in the NFL in points per game (27.3) against AFC opponents since 2019.  QB Aaron Rodgers has registered a passer rating of 100-plus in seven of the last 10 games he has played against AFC teams (2019-21), throwing 27 touchdowns and four interceptions in those contests. The Packers are 8-2 in Rodgers’ last 10 starts against AFC opponents. Rodgers ranks No. 2 in the NFL with a passer rating of 117.3 against AFC teams since 2019 (min. 200 pass att.). WR Davante Adams has registered 11 receptions and 140-plus yards (142, 206) in two of the last four games he has played against AFC teams. Adams recorded at least one receiving TD in five of the last seven games he played against AFC opponents, totaling eight receiving TDs over that span. In those seven contests, Adams has posted 100-plus receiving yards four times (196, 106, 142, 206) and six-plus receptions in each game (13, 8, 7, 11, 6, 11, 6). Dating back to 2016, Adams (21 games played) ranks in the top two among NFC players in receptions (142, No. 1), receiving yards (1,784, No. 2) and receiving TDs (17, No. 1) against AFC teams. In his last 13 games played versus AFC opponents, RB Aaron Jones has recorded nine TDs (six rushing and three receiving). WITH THE CALL

FOX Sports, now in its 28th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game. 

Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins analyst Troy Aikman with Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi reporting from the sidelines.  ESPN Radio will air the game on radio across the country. Sean Kelley (play-by-play) and Kelly Stouffer (analyst) will call the action with Ian Fitzsimmons 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 49 stations in four states. For a full listing of radio affiliates, go to www.packers.com. 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 26th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 23rd season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago. Both McCarren and Larrivee are members of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed). THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:

Packers at Ravens: Regular season, all-time: 4-2 All-time, in Baltimore: 1-1 Streaks:  Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 19, 2017, Lambeau Field, Ravens won, 23-0 COACHES CAPSULES

Matt LaFleur: 36-9-0, .800; (2-2 postseason); 3rd NFL season John Harbaugh: 137-84, .620 (11-8 postseason); 14th NFL season Head to Head: LaFleur 0-0 vs. Harbaugh vs. Opponent: LaFleur 0-0 vs. Ravens; Harbaugh 1-2 vs. Packers MATT LaFLEUR…In his third season as the Packers’ 15th head coach.

In his 13th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Football Team, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09). In his first two seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. For the second consecutive season in 2020, led Green Bay to a 13-3 record and captured the NFC North crown while also earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the first time since 2011. It was just the second time in team history that the Packers had won 13-plus games in back-to- back seasons (13-3 in 1996 and 1997).  According to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the sixth head coach since 1970 to lead his team to the conference championship game in both of his first two seasons as a head coach, joining Jim Harbaugh (2011-12), Rex Ryan (2009-10), Barry Switzer (1994-95), George Seifert (1989-90) and Don McCafferty (1970-71).  Became just the second NFL head coach since the league went to a divisional format in 1967 to win 13-plus games and a division title in both of his first two seasons, joining Seifert (1989-90). In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins). JOHN HARBAUGH…In his 14th season as the Ravens’ third head coach.

Has led the Ravens to a playoff berth in nine (2008-12, 2014 & 2018-20) of his 13 seasons in Baltimore, and in 2012, captured the franchise’s second world championship.  His 11 playoff victories rank as the fourth most by a head coach in the first 13 seasons of an NFL coaching career (Joe Gibbs – 16, Bill Belichick – 15 & Chuck Noll – 14). Owns the most road playoff wins (eight) by a head coach in NFL history. Tom Landry (Dal.) and Tom Coughlin (Jax./NYG) are second with seven each. Has led the Ravens to 137 regular-season wins since 2008, ranking as the NFL’s fifth most. NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Packers S Adrian Amos is from Baltimore, Md., and led Calvert Hall College High School to the MIAA Class A Conference Championship and the No. 1 state ranking his senior season…Packers S Darnell Savage played at the University of Maryland…Packers WR Amari Rodgers’ father, Tee Martin, who played QB at Tennessee and led the Volunteers to a national title in 1998 is currently the WRs coach for the Baltimore Ravens…Packers outside linebackers coach Mike Smith was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the seventh round (No. 234 overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft and played for Baltimore from 2005-07…Smith was also on the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff (2016-18), where he coached Ravens OLB Justin Houston…Packers director of football operations Milt Hendrickson spent 14 seasons (2005-18) in the personnel department of the Ravens…Ravens pass game specialist Keith Williams served as Fresno State’s WR coach while Packers WR Davante Adams was on the team in 2011…Packers LB Za’Darius Smith spent the first four seasons of his career with the Ravens…G/T Billy Turner briefly spent time with Baltimore in 2016…Ravens special teams coordinator T.J. West served as the interim head coach/co-offensive coordinator at South Florida in 2016 when Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scanting played for the Bulls…Ravens DB/LB Anthony Levine Sr. originally signed as an UDFA with the Packers in 2010 and spent a majority of 2010-11 on the team’s practice squad…Ravens G Kevin Zeitler played at Wisconsin and is from Waukesha, Wis. …Ravens practice squad G/DT Kahlil McKenzie is from Green Bay, Wis., playing at Green Bay Southwest High School through his sophomore year…Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was in the same role for the Buffalo Bills (2013-14), when the Bills selected Ravens WR Sammy Watkins in the first round of the ’14 Draft…Former college teammates include: Packers RB Aaron Jones and Ravens TE Eric Tomlinson (UTEP); Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown and Ravens WR Miles Boykin (Notre Dame); Packers CB Eric Stokes and Ravens G Ben Cleveland (Georgia); Packers T Yosh Nijman and Ravens S Chuck Clark (Virginia Tech); Packers DL Jack Heflin, Ravens S Geno Stone and LB Kristian Welch (Iowa).