The Green Bay Packers soundly defeated the Baltimore Ravens 24-17 on a frigid Monday night at Lambeau Field.
Wind chills nearly dipped into the single digits, while the air temperature was a balmy 22 degrees for a lot of the night.
But the weather was not the real story of the night. No.
Tonight’s headline should be the penalties.
The Packers and Ravens combined for 310 penalty yards on the night, which is tied for second most in NFL history.
Baltimore had 12 penalties for a total of 135 yards, while The Packers had one fewer flag, but were penalized for 175 yards.
Nine of the penalties were pass interference calls—eight defensive and one offensive.
Maybe it was the cold weather that made refs flag happy.
Baltimore was unable to get anything going offensively on the night, gaining just 185 yards on the night.
Joe Flacco was 15/36 for 137 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
On the other side of the field, Aaron Rodgers had himself a night for the Packers.
The former Brett Favre understudy completed 26 of his 40 passing attempts, earning 263 yards through the air. He also had three touchdowns and two picks.
With the win, the Packers move to 8-4 on the year and currently hold a Wild Card spot in the NFC.
The Ravens, meanwhile, fall to 6-6 on the year and are currently on the outside of the playoff picture.