Packers (3-10) at Ravens (4-9)
Monday, 9 p.m.

RB Jamal Lewis: Lewis can't get a grip on the ball because of a thumb injury. I can't get a grip on why he's had such a lousy season. So there it is. Healthy or not, Jamal's thumbing his way to the bench on Monday night. Rating: 0 out of 5.


RB Chester Taylor: A week after running up against one of the league's best run defenses, Taylor catches a break against 24th-ranked Green Bay. But the Packers aren't too generous near the goal line -- their six rushing TDs allowed is third-best in the league. That doesn't bode well for Taylor, who, despite intermittent success this season, has yet run for a touchdown in '05. Neither does the Ravens' makeshift offensive line. Rating: 3 out of 5.

QB Kyle Boller: If nothing else, he's been good for a chuckle. Try replacing a popular pratfall plea ("I've fallen, and I can't get up") with "Look, I'm Kyle Boller" while falling to the floor. Your Ravens-savvy pals will get a kick out of it. All together now - Oh, come let us abhor him. Rating: 1 out of 5.

WR Derrick Mason: Seems no one would like to see Boller kicked to the curb more than Mason, who has to be rethinking his decision to join the Ravens this offseason. You'll want to think twice before starting Mason against the Packers, who inexplicably lead the league in pass defense (163.3 yards per game). Those 6-yard grabs just aren't getting it done. Rating: 2 out of 5.

WR Mark Clayton: Those 14 catches, 191 yards and one TD in his past two games are hard to ignore. So is the fact that Boller's the one responsible for getting him the ball. Rating: 2 out of 5.

TE Todd Heap: Ravens playbook, page 1: Todd, go deep and Kyle will heave it in you general direction. That ought to be good for one touchdown - and two interceptions - on Monday night. Rating: 4 out of 5.

PK Matt Stover: Stover's been held to just a pair of field goals over his past three games, but he's been good for a hat trick in three of his past four games at M&T Bank Stadium. Rating: 3 out of 5.

Ravens defense: Ravens fans have waited a long time to see Brett Favre play in Baltimore. Too bad the Brett they'll get is a shell of his former self. Favre has been downright awful over the past month and a half, and he's totaled one TD and five interceptions in his past three games. Blame sub-par protection and a banged up receiving corps, where Donald Driver is the only legit scoring threat.

The Packers best weapon of late has been longshot rookie Samkon Gado, who ran for an NFL-best 171 yards in Week 14 and has scored in each of his past three games. Gado has six rushing touchdowns in six games this season; the Ravens have three in 13 games. Rating: 3 out of 5.