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With QB uncertainty, Ravens are home underdogs in Week 15 showdown vs. Packers

The Ravens are home underdogs ahead of their game Sunday against the NFC-leading Green Bay Packers, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.

While there’s uncertainty at quarterback for both teams, the Packers (10-3) are favored by five points. Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers, who said he suffered a “setback” with his toe injury in a win Sunday over the Chicago Bears, would do “whatever he needs to be at his best for Sunday.”

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With Lamar Jackson recovering from a sprained ankle he suffered Sunday in a loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens (8-5) are underdogs for the second straight week for the first time since 2019. Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that it was too early to rule Jackson out for Sunday’s game and that the “plans are right now, in my mind, for Lamar to be out there.” Backup Tyler Huntley, who impressed in Cleveland, would start if Jackson is unavailable.

The Packers are 5-1 against the spread in their past six road games and 7-1 against the spread in their past eight games as a favorite, according to CBS Sports. The Ravens, meanwhile, have been home underdogs just three times since Jackson took over as a starter in 2018, winning all three, with victories over the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 and the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 this season.

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Green Bay leads the all-time series 4-2, but the Ravens won the teams’ last meeting, blanking the Rodgers-less Packers in 2017 at Lambeau Field, 23-0. Rodgers last started against the Ravens in 2013, finishing 17-for-32 for 315 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 19-17 road win.

The over-under for Sunday’s game is 43 ½ points.


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