Sunday, December 06, 2009

Do the numbers favor the Ravens over Packers?


Here’s an interesting tidbit served up by our site’s historian Kurt Backert…

The last time a Baltimore NFL team beat the Packers in Green Bay was December 7, 1968. The Ravens will play the Packers in Green Bay on Monday Night, December 7, 2009, exactly 41 years to the day since that victorious day.

Coincidentally the day is Pearl Harbor Day commemorating the lives of those taken on that horrific day in 1941. Once again the number 41 surfaces. One of the players playing in the game who has played for both clubs is the Ravens’ No. 41 Frank Walker.

The Pearl Harbor catastrophe took place 68 years ago.

And remember the last time Baltimore won in Green Bay, 1968.

Just sayin’…

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

I like the Ravens to win 68-41!

Harryos29 said...

Harry OS 29 Dec 6th
...Another # 41 played in that 1968 Game, I believe it was none other than
41 TOM MATTE?
...Additional information about that game in 1968; how many remember the score? I didn't so I looked it up; 16-3 and it was the 12th win for the Colts. Then they beat the Browns 34-0 in the NFC Championship game and went on to LOSE 16-7 to the NEW YORK JETS in he SUPERBOWL....
.. Well, I'm thinking positive about the game on Dec 7th, 2009, unlike most of the writers in this town who all are picking the Green Bay Packers to win over the Ravens on MNF. Atleast one person has some common sense, Mark Viviano selected the Ravens to win. I think that Mark will be proven correct on MNF.

Jerry B said...

Welcome back, TL! My "take" on tonight's game is that it means more to the Ravens at this point than the Packers, so I'm expecting a win, particularly after the Steelers loss yesterday. That being said, the Ravens are a team without an identity on either side of the ball. They don't "attack" defenses and don't pressure Qbs on defense. What started out as a prolific offense, capable of scoring, has morphed into an anemic shell of it's former self. So, we're back to depending on a defense that is no longer dominant or, more accurately, no longer "plays" like a dominant unit and an offense that seems more content on protecting their QB with conservative play calling than letting him play the position to his fullest potential. A loss tonight may not seal their playoff fate mathematically, but for all intents and purposes, it would be one more signal that they are not a playoff caliber team.....