The best game of NFL Week 6 is one between two perennial contenders that are both in bad spots at this point in the season. The Green Bay Packers didn’t expect to be 2-2 and the Baltimore Ravens didn’t think they’d be 3-2 heading into this matchup, so now we have two teams in virtually must-win situations — not for standings purposes, but for morale and confidence.
The Packers’ two losses this year came against good teams, but .500 doesn’t cut it in Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers‘ crew knows that. So after a solid outing in a blowout win over the Lions in Week 5, the Packers are looking to win consecutive games for the first time this year and they’ll rely on their prolific offense to get the job done.
On the flip side, the Ravens are hoping their vulnerable defense can rise to the occasion and prove the defending champs still have a chance to repeat. But it will also take a big dose of Joe Flacco against a porous Packers secondary, which gives the birds the early edge.
The difference in this game is it’s in Baltimore, so the Ravens should pull out the win to give their fan base peace of mind while sending Green Bay into panic mode.