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Packers in Baltimore Sunday

The last time Baltimore faced Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers didn't play and the Packers were shut out.


That's the type of scenario the Ravens are hoping to avoid this weekend.


Now it's Lamar Jackson whose health is in question. The Baltimore star left last weekend's loss at Cleveland with a sprained ankle, and he missed practice time this week. Rodgers has had his own issues to deal with, but he's been able to play through an injured toe.


Jackson's situation has been more uncertain. The Ravens host Green Bay on Sunday.


Jackson already missed one game this season because he was sick, and the Ravens (8-5) won that one with backup Tyler Huntley. Baltimore nearly rallied to beat Cleveland last weekend with Huntley but lost 24-22. That was the second straight defeat for the Ravens, whose position atop the AFC North looks increasingly tenuous.


This would be quite a clash this weekend if both quarterbacks were fully healthy, but that's not looking all that likely. Rodgers hasn't practiced much since injuring his toe last month.


The injury hasn't hampered his production. The reigning MVP has thrown 10 touchdown passes without an interception over his last three games.


The last time the Packers faced Baltimore, Rodgers had a broken collarbone and replacement Brett Hundley threw three interceptions.


Green Bay (10-3) can clinch the NFC North with a win this week or a Minnesota loss.


The Packers have forced three turnovers in each of their last two games, and they have won each of the last 11 regular-season games in which they've had at least three takeaways.


Rasul Douglas is the first Packer since Hall of Famer Herb Adderley in 1965 to score on interception returns in two straight games.


Baltimore is at minus-9 on the season in the turnover department.


Green Bay's special teams units are trying to bounce back after a brutal performance against the Bears last weekend.


Chicago's Jakeem Grant was the NFC special teams player of the week after scoring on a 97-yard punt return and setting up a field goal with a 34-yard return.


A muffed punt return by Amari Rodgers would have given Chicago the ball at Green Bay's 20-yard line if a Bears penalty hadn't wiped it out. The Packers started a first-quarter possession at their 5-yard line when Malik Taylor mishandled a kickoff that probably would have gone out of bounds. Chicago also recovered an onside kick.


Green Bay's special teams issues proved costly in a 13-7 loss at Kansas City earlier this season.


In addition to the quarterbacks, both teams have other health concerns. The Packers put defensive lineman Kenny Clark on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Ravens did the same with safety Chuck Clark.


For Baltimore, receiver Marquise Brown (illness), defensive tackle Calais Campbell (thigh), offensive lineman Tyre Phillips (illness), guard Ben Powers (foot), fullback Patrick Ricard (back/knee) and tackle Alejandro Villanueva (knee) missed practice time this week.


Green Bay tackle Billy Turner injured his left knee last weekend against Chicago. Tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) hasn't played all season but practiced on a limited basis this week.


Game time is 3:25 local time on FOX.

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