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Packers, Hundley Look To Continue Success

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Packers Look To Continue Success Against Ravens

After winning their first game since losing Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers look to continue success at home. They will be welcoming the Baltimore Ravens to Lambeau Field while looking for their second victory with Brett Hundley under center. The pass defense of the Ravens will offer a new mountain for the offense to climb. However, previous Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco poses a potential problem for the Packers secondary. His play of late may be taken advantage of by the Packers defense. The Pack will look to stack back to back wins for just the third time this year.

Hundley The Hero?

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Brett Hundley’s play heading into Sunday’s Week 11 game has been streaky at best. However, he has done an excellent job not turning the ball over when in possession. Aside from his first game filling in for Rodgers he has just one interception and has not lost a fumble on the season. He has done a good job keeping his team in the game by not putting the defense in terrible shape.

Hundley has done a good job keeping the ball from the defense. On the other hand, defenses have done a good job keeping him out of the end zone. Team Rankings reports that the Packers have 57.14 touchdown percentage in the red zone since Hundley took over. Before the Rodgers injury, Green Bay led the league in this category at over 78 percent. While Hundley cannot be expected to put up numbers comparable to Rodgers, he will need to find more success in the red zone.

The pass defense of the Ravens is not a matchup for the team to take lightly. Baltimore is second in the league in passing yards per game, allowing just under 57 percent of passes to be completed. On top of that, they have intercepted a league-leading 13 passes this season. On the contrary, they have allowed 11 passing touchdowns and just six on the ground. With two starting running backs riding this bench this week, Hundley will have to finish more drives for the Packers to continue success.

Packers Defense

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The Packers defense has a shot to take advantage of a struggling offense this week. The NFL ranks the Ravens dead last in passing at just 165.7 passing yards per game. By Pro Football Focus metrics quarterback Joe Flacco ranks 28th among qualified quarterbacks.

When it comes to the secondary, the Packers have been lackluster. The secondary ranks 19th in yards per game. The defense will look to create turnovers Sunday, with only forcing six interceptions so far on the year. Flacco ranks 13th in turnover worthy throws and has posted ten interceptions on the year. The opportunity should be there for the Packers. It is up to them to take advantage of errant throws.
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Though the Ravens are terrible through the air, they do rank in the top ten in rushing offense. The Packers rushing defense ranks 8th in yards-per-carry at 3.9 yards. They allowed Jordan Howard just 54 yards on 15 carries last week. Mike Daniels has been a constant in disrupting the ground attack for Green Bay. A constant figure in Chicago, Daniels forced three run stops last week, in just 12 run stop opportunities. The Packers will need Daniels to continue success to continue theirs.

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