BALTIMORE (WSAU-TSN) The Green Bay Packers overcame a slightly off day from Aaron Rodgers and the departures of several key players to deliver a 19-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
Playing without top receiver Randall Cobb for all of the second half and fellow wideout James Jones for virtually the entire game, Rodgers completed a pedestrian 17-of-32 passes for 315 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
Plenty of his teammates stepped up, however, to help Green Bay (3-2) record its second straight win following its bye week and deal the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens (3-3) only their fourth loss in their last 30 home games.
Jordy Nelson caught a 64-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and finished with 113 yards on four receptions, rookie Eddie Lacy rushed for a career-high 120 yards on 23 carries and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals in the triumph.
The Packers' defense chipped in as well, coming up with a key goal-line stand along with five sacks of Joe Flacco despite being without All-Pro pass rusher Clay Matthews.
Jones limped off the field with a left leg injury on Green Bay's second drive of the afternoon and Cobb did not return after taking a helmet to his right knee from Ravens safety Matt Elam in the final minute of the first half. Matthews was inactive due to a broken right thumb sustained during last week's win over Detroit.
Flacco still managed 342 yards through the air and two touchdowns, including an 18-yard strike to Dallas Clark that brought Baltimore within 19-17 with 2:04 left. Clark ended with 81 yards on fo