The Green Bay Packers are headed to the East coast this week, flying to Maryland for their second preseason game of 2019. In this contest against the Baltimore Ravens, the Packers will get their second looks at the rookie class, from the eight draft picks through to a large group of undrafted free agents.
Meanwhile, it’s official: the team plans to suit Aaron Rodgers and the starters up on Thursday as well. Head coach Matt LaFleur said that the team will likely give their starters about a quarter in this game, making it fans’ first chance to see Rodgers at the wheel of LaFleur’s offense. The defense will also have their key players on the field as well, as Mike Pettine gets to make a few calls for the Smiths and Adrian Amos.
Last week, the Packers’ reserves on defense had trouble containing athletic and mobile Texans quarterback Joe Webb, but the team will have an even tougher challenge ahead. Lamar Jackson awaits, and although the Ravens’ quarterback probably will not play much more than the 16 snaps he logged in Baltimore’s first preseason game, the Packers’ tackling abilities should be tested heavily early on this week.
Here’s your Game Primer with all the details for tuning in to this week’s game.
Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
6:00 PM Central Time
M&T Bank Stadium
Packers TV Network
Major markets: NBC 4 (Milwaukee), NBC 26 (Green Bay), ABC 27 (Madison)
Commentators: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton
NFL Network Replays
- Thursday, August 15th, 11:00 PM CT
- Saturday, August 17th, 9:00 AM CT
- Monday, August 19th, 7:00 PM CT