Packers vs. Ravens 2013 game recap: Green Bay dispatches Baltimore, 19-17

Offense was hard to come by in this game, but the Packers held on to win 19-17 and move to 3-2 on the year.

The Green Bay Packers overcame injuries on offense and used a strong defensive effort to stifle the Baltimore Ravens, 19-17, on Sunday afternoon.

After an uneventful first quarter, the Ravens caught a big break in the second quarter. The Packers blocked a punt by Sam Koch, but the ball bounced past the line of scrimmage. The Packers touched the ball but failed to control it, and a Ravens player fell on it to give Baltimore a first down. However, Green Bay bounced back on defense to make a huge goal line stand and keep a 3-0 lead. The Packers got a last-second field goal to go into the locker room up, 6-0, with the Ravens offense spinning its wheels.

The Ravens finally got on the board late in the third quarter when a big 59-yard reception by Marlon Brown set up a field goal from Justin Tucker. The relief was short-lived. Green Bay extended their lead to 16-3 when Aaron Rodgers hooked up with Jordy Nelson for a 64-yard bomb. Baltimore pulled back into the game with a Jacoby Jones score from Flacco. The Packers answered with a field goal, but Dallas Clark snagged an 18-yard score to cut the score to 19-17 with 2:13 left. That was as close as they got, though, as the Packers milked the clock to seal the victory.

Fantasy studs and duds

Jordy Nelson's monster touchdown boosted his statline on a day when the Packers' receiver corps was decimated by injury. He finished with four catches for 113 yards and the score. Eddie Lacy ground out some tough yards to help Green Bay kill the clock, racking up 120 yards on 23 carries.

Once again, the Ravens failed to get going on the ground, and Ray Rice's numbers suffered. He managed just 34 yards on 14 carries.

Injury report

Haloti Ngata briefly left the game with an elbow sprain, but returned later.

The Packers suffered big losses at the receiver position. James Jones limped off the field with a lower leg injury and did not return to the game. Randall Cobb was carted off with a right knee injury and was out for the rest of the game. He was later spotted on crutches on the sidelines.

Did they cover?

The Packers entered the game as three-point favorites, according to Odds Shark, and failed to cover.

What's next?

Oct. 20, 4:25 p.m. ET: Baltimore at Pittsburgh

Oct. 20, 4:25 p.m. ET: Green Bay vs. Cleveland

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