Clay Matthews will not be on the field for the Green Bay Packers, so Joe Flacco will not have to worry about him on defense. Aaron Rodgers will have to keep his eye out for Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs though. Matthews hurt his thumb last week and could be out for a few weeks. The defense will have to rely on Nick Perry and Mike Neal to step up to the plate and make a play. The Ravens finally were able to get their ground game going last wee. They will need that ground game to keep their momentum.
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
When: October 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
Packers Player to Watch: Nick Perry
Nick Perry was drafted by the Packers last season with the expectations of him becoming another threat on the defense opposite of Clay Matthews. He has not lived up to those expectations yet and the team needs him to step up even more with Matthews sitting on the sideline with a baseball cap on. This will be a good opportunity for him to step up and make some plays.
Ravens Player to Watch: Torrey Smith
Smith leads the AFC in receiving yards with 556 after finishing with 121 against the Miami Dolphins last weekend. He is Joe Flacco’s favorite target this season. He is one of Flacco’s only targets this year. Smith only has 1 touchdown this season, but he is that big play threat on offense.
The Packers and Ravens should be a very fun game to watch. The defending Super Bowl champs want to make a statement and get a win against a pretty good team. The Packers are looking to knock off the defending Champs. I think Aaron Rodgers will be able to move the football down the field on the Ravens defense and will be able to put up some points. He is going to need his running backs to step up, but he should be able to do enough to get this win.
Packers 27, Ravens 20