Packers to face the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 13, 2013 – 9:00 am

* Notes written by Packers public relations

– The Green Bay Packers (2-2) will take on the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) today at M&T Bank Stadium, only the second time (also 2005) that the teams have met in Baltimore in the history of the series.

– Green Bay improved to 2-2 on the season with a 22-9 victory over the Lions at Lambeau Field in Week 5, the Packers’ 22nd straight regular-season win against Detroit in the state of Wisconsin (an NFL record). It was Green Bay’s ninth consecutive home win in the regular season and its 22nd victory in its last 23 at home.

– This marks the seventh consecutive season (2007-13) that the Packers have had a .500 record or better through four games.

– Today will be just the fifth meeting between the clubs since the Ravens, who moved to Baltimore from Cleveland following the 1995 season, launched their franchise in 1996.

– The Packers and Ravens last met in December 2009 in a Monday Night Football contest at Lambeau Field. The teams also squared off in 1998 and 2001 in Green Bay.

– Today’s meeting will feature two of the three teams in the NFL to earn a playoff berth each of the last four seasons (2009-12), with New England the only other club to accomplish the feat over that span. Green Bay is tied for No. 2 in the NFL with 49 regular-season wins since ’09 and Baltimore is tied for No. 4 in the league over that span with 46 victories.

– This will be the fourth time in the opening five contests that the Packers have faced a 2012 playoff team (San Francisco, Washington, Cincinnati).

– For Green Bay, it will mark the second consecutive season that it has faced the defending Super Bowl champions away from Lambeau Field. In 2012, the Packers traveled to take on the N.Y. Giants in Week 12.

– When the Packers hosted Baltimore in 2001, the Ravens were also the defending Super Bowl champions. Green Bay beat the Ravens, 31-23, in that meeting.

– This will be Green Bay’s 22nd game against the defending Super Bowl champions in franchise history (two contests vs. Chicago in 1986). Nine of the last 10 games have been road contests for the Packers.

– With the Packers having already faced San Francisco in Week 1, this will mark the 10th time that Green Bay has played both Super Bowl participants from the previous season.

– For Green Bay, this will be the first of back-to-back games against an AFC North club, with the Packers hosting the Browns in Week 7. When the Packers face Cleveland next week, it will be their third AFC North contest in a four-game span (Week 3 at Cincinnati).

– Including their meeting with Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV, the Packers have won seven of their last 10 games against AFC foes.

– Green Bay enters today’s game having won 11 of its last 18 regular-season road games. The Packers will be facing a Baltimore club that has emerged victorious in 26 of its last 29 regular-season contests at home.

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