Packers lose Jones, Cobb; defeat Ravens

Packers lose Jones, Cobb; defeat Ravens

Despite losing two of their top playmakers, the Packers found a way to win Sunday in Baltimore.
Already without their best player on defense, the Green Bay Packers saw wideouts Randall Cobb and James Jones leave Sunday's contest with the Baltimore Ravens. 

Still, Green Bay found a way to pull out a 19-17 victory on the road against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

The Packers defense gave the team a huge lift, sacking Joe Flacco 5 times (3 alone from A. J. Hawk) and holding Baltimore to just 47 yards rushing in the contest.

Flacco did finish with 342 yards passing, including a TD toss to Dallas clark with just over two minutes remaining which pulled Baltimore within two. 

Rookie Eddie Lacy became the third Packer to rush for over 100 yards in a contest, getting 120 on 23 carries.  Aaron Rodgers struggled at times, but connected with Jordy Nelson on a 64 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, and a 51 yard pass to Jermichael Finley on the game-sealing drive in the fourth.  Rodgers finished with 315 yards in the air.

The win was marred by knee injuries suffered by James Jones and Randall Cobb in the first half.  Both were forced to leave the game and didn't return.  Cobb was seen on crutches on the field in the second half.  Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he will receive more information on both receivers on Monday.

Green Bay returns home next Sunday to face the 3-3 Cleveland Browns.  It's a 3:25 kickoff.  The game can be seen on Local 5.
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