Instant analysis of Ravens' 23-0 win over Packers


Green Bay committed five turnovers and took six sacks, the first time that had happened in a game since 1990, when a guy named Anthony Delwig was their starting quarterback.

Baltimore became the fifth team in the last 30 years to record at least three shutouts in a season. The only team post-merger to shut out four opponents in a single season was the 2000 Ravens.

"A lot of the stuff we were doing we can build on", Flacco said. That turnover would set the tone for the entire day, as the Ravens wouldn't let up after that. Hundley's first pick could be seen coming from a mile away as he stared down Randall Cobb on an out route in the endzone as CB Jimmy Smith intercepted it. Hundley's second interception is the ultimate example of why you through the ball out of bounds when you throw it away, and his third was simply the nail in the coffin.

The Packers were shut out for the first time since November 19, 2006, when then-starter Brett Favre left with an injury in the first half of a 35-0 loss to New England. McCarthy said they had only 22 running plays because he was concerned about Jamaal Williams' workload and had lost confidence in Devante Mays when he fumbled on his first National Football League carry. But the Packers still had chances to score, and the Ravens thwarted every one of them.

Davante Adams was one of the Packers' few bright spots after torching the Ravens' strong secondary for 126 yards on eight catches. A 10-play, 47 yard drive was the Ravens' longest of the half, ending in a 32-yard field goal from Justin Tucker.

JOE'S WOES: After teeing off on Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the Packers will face a veteran in Baltimore's Joe Flacco. But as I often say, everything points back to the top and the head coach has to take responsibility for a day like this. "Offensively, that was way too much for us to overcome". I really thought he was going to be better than this. The Ravens would manage to score another touchdown, but that was at the end of the game when the Packers had been thoroughly beaten and the offense was handed the ball on the three-yard line. Four of those receptions came in the first half. He returned for one more snap but limped off and then was taken the locker room early in the second quarter and then ruled out for the rest of the game. Suggs countered by alluding to performances in which the Ravens themselves were dominated, like a 44-7 loss to Jacksonville in Week 3, or their following a 40-0 blanking of Miami with a 23-20 loss at Tennessee two weeks ago before his team had its bye. "We need more of it, and Joe needs a little bit of time to get that done, and a little bit of confidence to push it downfield".

True, the Packers were starting a backup quarterback, a third-string running back and a banged-up offensive line. Considering today's game, one can only wonder how short Hundley's leash is now.

On the next drive, the Ravens backed the Packers up in a third-and-long situation when cornerback Anthony Levine Sr. planted tight end Richard Rodgers in the flat.

"I threw it up there for Cobb and the corner made a good play", Hundley said.

The whispers about changes in the Packers organization only get louder after games like this. Alex Collins ran in for his first touchdown as a Raven on the next play. On those four drives the Ravens produced two field goals and two punts. Defensive tackle Willie Henry recorded a sack on fourth-and-6 from the Ravens' 41, and later tackle Michael Pierce stuffed a Packers fourth-and-1 run for no gain.

PASS-RUSHING PERRY: The pass rush finally picked up for the Packers after getting five sacks against Chicago, including three for Nick Perry. Hundley, who was making his fourth-career start, had to scramble out of the pocket at times.

Linebackers: Patrick Onwuasor had 10 tackles to lead the Ravens and C.J.