After 2 1/2 quarters of offensive ineptitude, the Ravens ensured they won’t be shut out today.
The five-play, 60-yard drive was the Ravens’ longest of the day and puts them right back in this one - a game they still have a chance to win because of continued outstanding defensive play.
Both teams have a field goal in the second half, so it remains a one-score game as we near the fourth quarter.
Update: M&T Bank Stadium has gone quiet once again. Aaron Rodgers’ accurate, strong arm just took the air out of the building by answering the Ravens’ first score with a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson.
Nelson beat everyone down the field and was wide open for a gorgeous spiral from Rodgers, who increased the Packers’ lead to 16-3.
A 13-point deficit is pretty daunting with the Ravens struggling mightily to move the ball. Stay tuned.
Update II: Flacco and the Ravens have to be wondering where this was earlier.
Baltimore has now put together back-to-back scoring drives with the latest ending on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Jacoby Jones, cutting the Green Bay lead to 16-10 with 11:52 to go.
Flacco went 4-for-4 for 46 yards and a touchdown on the 80-yard possession, which took 10 plays and ate 5:20 off the clock. It’s again a one-score game as the Ravens offense has awoken when things started to get desperate.
Update III: The Packers would have liked seven points, but their last drive was exactly what they needed.
Green Bay increased its lead to 19-10 with 4:17 to go on Mason Crosby’s fourth field goal of the day, a 31-yarder. The points were nice, but the drive might be what puts the Ravens down.
The Packers drove 72 yards in 12 plays and 7:35, holding the ball for more than half of the fourth quarter on the way to making it a two-score game late.
Update IV: Desperate times call for desperate measures? Sure seems that way for the Ravens offense.
Heaves down the field for the Ravens and safe coverage for the Packers have this down to a 19-17 game with two minutes to go.
Pushed back to fourth-and-21 from his own 19, Flacco executed a miraculous couple of plays. First, he completed a beautiful 63-yard pass to Tandon Doss on fourth down to give the Ravens life. The defender fell down on the play, leaving Doss wide open deep over the middle.
Flacco then connected with Dallas Clark for an 18-yard touchdown on the next snap and this is a two-point game, folks. Can the Ravens pull off a miracle finish? Would be a pretty remarkable win.
Update IV: A 52-yard pass to Jermichael Finley with just under two minutes remaining essentially sealed this one.
The Packers converted two first downs to knock out the remainder of the clock and the Ravens never got the ball back in a 19-17 loss.
The Ravens fall to 3-3 on the season and suffered their first home loss to an NFC opponent in 11 tries under coach John Harbuagh.
Flacco ended up with some nice numbers, passing for 342 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. But the offense came alive too late to take down Green Bay, which improved to 3-2.