Ravens vs. Packers Monday Night Football Picks

Vernon CroyCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 16:  A Green Bay Packers cheerleader waves a flag in support of his team against the Chicago Bears during NFL action at Lambeau Field on November 16, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 37-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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This week's Monday Night Football game might not be as highly anticipated as last week’s, but it will still be a good game to watch.

This week the game features two pretty tough teams fighting for their playoff lives. A win would mean a lot for both teams. As far as Free NFL Picks go, the Ravens are coming off of a hard-fought win against the Super Bowl champion Steelers, so they have momentum.

The Packers are coming off of a blowout of the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day. They currently sit at 7-4 while the Ravens are at 6-5. Both teams have solid records but are not leading their respective divisions. So what should we expect in this game?

Here are a few things to watch for:

The Green Bay Packers are stacked on offense with the exception of the offensive line. They have a stud quarterback in Aaron Rodgers who has played great all season. If you have him on your fantasy football team, you know what I’m talking about. At running back they have a talented runner in Ryan Grant. At receiver they have several talented guys led by Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. If they can give Aaron Rodgers enough time, he can sit there and pick you apart.

The Ravens are starting to gel a little bit as a team. They are very talented all the way around. They still have one of the toughest defenses in the league and they can change a game at any point. They have a young franchise quarterback in Joe Flacco and a very talented running back in Ray Rice. Their receivers are talented, but could be the weakest link on offense.

This game should be very close and will most likely go down to the final few minutes. Both teams will fight hard because they know that a loss could knock them out of playoff contention.

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