The Packers appeared to have the game put away with Baltimore faced with a 4th-and-21 on its own 19-yard line with under three minutes left. Flacco kept hope alive by heaving a pass down the middle that Doss snared for an eventual 63-yard gain to the Green Bay 18, and Clark made a one-handed catch on the next play to cut the deficit to 19-17.
Baltimore would not get the ball again, though, with the Packers icing the game with two critical third-down conversions -- Rodgers' 52-yard hookup to Finley and Lacy's 4-yard run on 3rd-and-2 after the Ravens burned their last time out.
"We had a chance to win it at the end, we didn't get it done. They did," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh remarked. "Give them credit."
The Ravens mustered only 122 total yards and four first downs over the first two quarters, with Flacco connecting on just 8-of-19 throws while being sacked three times, but still had a chance to get on the board when a 45-yard connection from Flacco to Clark -- shortly after Ravens safety James Ihedigbo recovered a punt blocked by the Packers for a first down to maintain possession -- put the ball on the Green Bay 14-yard line midway through the second quarter with Baltimore trailing 3-0.
Baltimore later had a 1st-and-goal from the four, but Ray Rice managed just three yards on three rushes before the Packers stuffed Bernard Pierce short of the goal line on fourth down.
"Defense carried us pretty much most of the day," said Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. "Offensively, we had some adversity with the injuries. It was a fun game to play in I'm sure. It was a great game to coach in."
It remained a 3-point differential until Flacco was stripped by Nick Perry and Green Bay's Datone Jones returned the resulting fumble 20 yards to the Ravens' 13 with just two seconds on the clock. Crosby, who had missed from 44 yards out just minutes earlier, then connected on a 31-yard try on the final play of the half to send the Packers into the locker room with a 6-0 lead.
"We just couldn't get anything going, and you can't expect to play that badly for that long and win a game," said Flacco.
Green Bay's largest gain of the opening half came on its second play from scrimmage, when Lacy rumbled for 37 yards down to the Baltimore 33. Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes knocked away a Rodgers pass intended for Finley on third down, however, and the Packers settled for Crosby's 45-yard field goal.