Granted, the Ravens didn’t have to worry about squaring off with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers last week. That should make any team’s defense feel a bit better.
But Baltimore still had to go into a hostile environment at Lambeau Field and produce.
And produce the Ravens did.
Quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense was OK, albeit nothing overly special. Veteran wide receiver Mike Wallace had a nice game with 56 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Instead, the story was how Baltimore’s defense shut down Green Bay fill-in quarterback Brett Hundley, ending the notion his last week’s efforts against the Chicago Bears were a sign of things to come.
The Ravens sacked Hundley six times, picked off three interceptions and also managed to recover two fumbles. While the Packers managed to outgain the Ravens 265 yards to 219, those turnovers made all the difference.