Ravens: 3 hardest games on the team’s 2021 schedule

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3. Baltimore Ravens vs. Green Bay Packers (Week 15)

The Ravens will return home in Week 15 following a two-game road trip to take on the Green Bay Packers late in the year. This will also come after a stretch where Baltimore plays four out of five games on the road.

Needless to say, it will be a much-needed homecoming.

Unfortunately, they won’t be greeted by one of the NFL’s lowly teams. Instead, they’ll be forced to do battle with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Yes, this is operating under the assumption that Rodgers will still be with the organization he’s called home for well over a decade. His situation is worth monitoring, but if he’s playing, this game will be a challenge.

The Packers ranked top-five in yards per game and were a top-9 passing and rushing team in 2020, meaning that the stout Baltimore defense should be put to the test.

And on defense, Green Bay was hardly lackluster either. They ranked top-10 in yards per game, although they were a little more susceptible against the run.

If the Ravens are going to have success in this one, they’ll likely have to lean more on their ground game, as they tend to do. The Packers are fairly weak at linebacker meaning that it could be a big day for Lamar Jackson and company.

Nonetheless, a Week 15 matchup against Aaron Rodgers is never a welcoming sight. At least this one won’t be played at Lambeau.