(SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Rodgers is running out of healthy receivers in Green Bay, but it may not matter much this weekend with the mistake-prone Brandon Weeden and the Cleveland Browns coming to Titletown.
The Packers have won nine straight regular-season games at Lambeau Field and 22 of their last 23 overall so with or without star receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones, Green Bay figures to be more than a daunting task for a young quarterback prone to making the game-changing miscue.
The Pack overcame a slightly off day from Rodgers and the departures of both Cobb and Jones as well as key defender Nick Perry to earn a 19-17 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens last week, becoming the first NFC club to emerge victorious at M&T Bank Stadium since the Carolina Panthers won there during Week 6 of the 2006 season.
Rodgers completed a pedestrian 17-of-32 passes for 315 yards with one touchdown and an interception as he played without Cobb (broken fibula) for all of the second half and fellow wideout Jones (left knee) for virtually the entire game,
Jordy Nelson caught a 64-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and finished with 113 yards on four receptions, rookie Eddie Lacy rushed for a career-high 120 yards on 23 carries, and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals in the triumph to help Green Bay record its second straight win and deal the Ravens only their fourth home loss in their last 30 tries.
The Packers' defense chipped in as well, coming up with a key goal-line stand along with five sacks of Joe Flacco despite being without All-Pro pass rusher Clay Matthews.
"This is a tough environment," said Rodgers. "(Baltimore) is a team that's the defending champs, great football team, very well coached and great players on both sides of the ball. This is a great team, character-building win."
Cobb was placed on short-term injured reserve on Tuesday, meaning the third-year standout will not be eligible to play until the Packers' Week 15 matchup at Dallas on Dec. 15 if at all.
The injury is a significant blow to Green Bay because Cobb was leading the team with 29 receptions while compiling 378 yards and two touchdowns through the first five games, and also serves as the team's primary punt returner.
Additionally, Perry will join Matthews on the sidelines for this week's clash.
"When injuries happen, I look at it as you have to flip the page," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Really, these injury situations are opportunities for our younger players or any player on our roster to jump up and take the rope."
Cleveland's three-game run was halted last week when Matthew Stafford tossed four touchdown passes -- three of them to undrafted rookie free agent tight end Joseph Fauria -- as the Detroit Lions used a dominating second half en route to a 31-17 win over the Browns.
Weeden, who was inserted back into the starting lineup after Brian Hoyer suffered a torn ACL against Buffalo in Week 5, was 26-for-43 for 292 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Browns, including an embarrassing ill-advised flip pass DeAndre Levy picked off. Josh Gordon caught seven passes for 126 yards.
"Obviously a disappointing loss today with how well I thought we played in the first half," said Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski. "We weren't able to close the game out in the second half and that's something we need to learn how to do as a team."