Green Bay (AP) - Aaron Rodgers helped the Green Bay Packers solidify their spot in the NFC wild-card race Monday night.
Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, including two to tight end
Jermichael Finley, in the Packers’ 27-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
It was the fourth straight win for the Packers, 8-4. But it certainly wasn’t pretty.
The teams committed 23 penalties for 310 yards, tying for the second-highest yardage total in an NFL game.
Baltimore, 6-6, struggled in coverage without star safety Ed Reed, who sat out because of hip and ankle injuries.
The Ravens trailed 17-0 before they scored two touchdowns in the span of 30 seconds in the third quarter.
Quarterback Joe Flacco connected with Kelley Washington on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 3:28 left in the third quarter.
On the next drive, Rodgers’ pass deflected off receiver Donald Driver’s
leg and into the arms of Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson.
Packers cornerback Tramon Williams was flagged for pass interference on
Demetrius Williams in the end zone, costing Green Bay 41 yards. Two
plays later, Willis McGahee ran it in from the 1.