WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Outside of the Broncos game, Sunday's week six game against the Packers is the Ravens biggest test of the season.
On their opening possession, the Packers scored on a 45-yard field goal. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy had the key play on the drive for Green Bay, gashing the Ravens defense on a 37-yard run. The Ravens were unable to assert offense on their first drive, which ended in a Joe Flacco sack.
There is some good news for Baltimore early on. Receiver Jacoby Jones is back and has a 31-yard reception. Other than the two plays listed,the first quarter was pretty much a stalemate.
Packers 3, Ravens 0
The Ravens have found momentum in an unusual way: their own blocked punt. After the Packers blocked it, fullback John Kuhn mistakenly touched the ball without recovering it. The Ravens recovered and marched down the field.
But alas, more momentum changes. The Ravens went for it on fourth and goal from their own one yardline. Bernard Pierce was stuffed for a loss and the Green Bay defense ran off the field with excitement. The Ravens might look back on this call if they lose the game.
The miscues continued for Baltimore at the end of the half. Flacco attempted a Hail Mary with 10 seconds left but was stripped of the ball. Green Bay recovered and converted a field goal at the end of the half.
Packers 6, Ravens 0
Let's give the Ravens some credit here: it's the third quarter and they've kept Aaron Rodgers out of the end zone. Jimmy Smith just picked off Rodgers early in the third quarter.
Later in the third quarter, the Packers and Ravens have traded field goals as the Packers continue to maintain their six point lead.
We finally have a touchdown. Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson with a 64-yard touchdown pass as the Packers find the end zone for the first time today.
Packers 16, Ravens 3
After the Packers finally found the end zone, the Ravens' offense finally gets going. Baltimore capped off a 10-play 80-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Jacoby Jones to pull the Ravens within a score.
After another Packers field goal, the Ravens have clawed their way back into the game. Dallas Clark caught a gorgeous one-handed touchdown just before the two minute warning to make cut Green Bay's lead to 19-17.
Packers running back Eddie Lacey ran out the clock smartly at the end, not giving the Ravens a chance.
Final score: Packers 19, Ravens 17