Clinging onto playoff hopes with a record of 7-6, looking at defeat and down by four points with 45 seconds to go. The Ravens pumped life back into their season by going on an 80-yard drive in 41 seconds to score the game-winning touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.
This moment may have a momentous impact on the Packers fate, as well.
This Ravens are a team that has been treading water but now has life after that season-saving drive. Next week, they will enter Detroit to play the Lions riding a high horse. Being one-half-game behind the Lions should have Packers fans greatly intrigued by this game.
Clay Matthews even went out to extend his best wishes:
“We obviously need to win out and get a little help. Whoever is playing them, good luck.”
Baltimore has the talent to win at Detroit. Cornerback Jimmy Smith is having an outstanding year. His 6-2′ frame should help him match up well against Calvin Johnson. Quarterback Joe Flacco also plays his best when his back is against the wall, just like he did last year in winning the Super Bowl. The Ravens stand a decent chance of getting a win in Motor City.
Should that occur, the Packers will be in control of their own fate. They would have to win the rest of their games, but that could be a foreseeable reality if Aaron Rodgers comes back this week.
Stay tuned, Packers nation …