7:23 PM EST, Mon November 23, 2020
5 hours ago
A 2010-style loss should provide Packers fans with reasons for hope

A 2010-style loss should provide Packers fans with reasons for hope

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Packers managed to lose in hilarious fashion but thoroughly outplayed the Colts. So that was something. The Green Bay Packers lost to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 34-31 decision in overtime and losing a game that they probably should have won. And yet, there are plenty of reasons to see this game as a positive for Green Bay even amidst the disappointing result. Let’s start with the bad, though: The Packers’ first-round bye odds plummeted with their loss to Indianapolis. Prior to the game, a win would...
8 hours ago
Week 11 Snap Counts: Disastrous third quarter let Colts take control

Week 11 Snap Counts: Disastrous third quarter let Colts take control

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Green Bay’s failed third downs after halftime let Indianapolis get back into the game and take complete control of the second half. 36 to 6. That was the breakdown of the total number of offensive snaps that the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers had from the start of the third quarter to the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter on Sunday. Two three-and-outs by the Packers offense and a fumbled kickoff return by Darrius Shepherd turned a 28-14 Green Bay lead at halftime into a 31-28 Colts edge in the fourth quarter, with the...
9 hours ago
Monday Cheese Curds: Packers aren’t used to losing close games under Matt LaFleur

Monday Cheese Curds: Packers aren’t used to losing close games under Matt LaFleur

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Oh, and leave MVS alone. On the road against a 6-3 team atop its division, the Green Bay Packers committed four turnovers on offense and allowed 420 yards to the opposing offense. Most days, that would be a recipe for a blowout loss. But the fact that the Packers took Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts to overtime is indicative of the team’s resilience. They racked up four first-half touchdowns against arguably the best defense in the NFL, converting both of the turnovers their defense forced into touchdowns. They overcame an...
21 hours ago
Packers-Colts Rapid Recap: Packers out-choke Colts in overtime loss

Packers-Colts Rapid Recap: Packers out-choke Colts in overtime loss

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Tex and Matub debrief after the Packers’ frustrating overtime loss in Indy. Welcome to the APC Podcast’s rapid reaction show — a couple minutes of raw, unfiltered and immediately-following-the-final-whistle takes. We call it Two Schlitz to the Wind, so prepare your ears accordingly. Listen on the above player or subscribe here on any device. Today the Green Bay Packers blew it in overtime against the Indianapolis Colts, losing 34-31. The Packers are now 7-3. Some stats at a glance: Aaron Rodgers: 27/38, 311 yards, 3 TD, 1...
22 hours ago
Packers fumble away chance to prove they can take a punch in 34-31 OT loss to Colts

Packers fumble away chance to prove they can take a punch in 34-31 OT loss to Colts

With the ball in OT, the Packers fumbled literally and metaphorically with the game on the line. | Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Green Bay hurt itself with sloppy first-half play, but kept fighting, building a 28-14 halftime lead despite a pair of turnovers. But a mystifying second half featured a blown lead, a Packers team looking shook, and a game-ending turnover in OT cost them a win. The Packers finally took a punch and fought back, but the Indianapolis Colts still knocked out Green Bay 34-31 after a tragic fumble by Marquez Valdes-Scantling in overtime....
Nov 22, 2020
Packers vs. Colts Second Half Game Thread

Packers vs. Colts Second Half Game Thread

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Green Bay leads by 14 at the break after a wacky first half that featured two turnovers from each team. At halftime, the Green Bay Packers lead the Indianapolis Colts by the score of 28-14. The first half was defined by turnovers early on, as the teams traded fumbles on each of their first offensive series. The Packers lost the ball on a bad snap by Corey Linsley before Raven Greene punched the ball out of Mo Alie-Cox’s hands on the ensuing Colts drive. The Packers converted on their next series, with Aaron Rodgers finding Robert Tonyan for...
Nov 22, 2020
Corey Linsley questionable to return with a back injury

Corey Linsley questionable to return with a back injury

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Packers’ starting center left the game with a back injury late in the first quarter. The Packers are reshuffling their offensive line again as center Corey Linsley is heading to the locker room. Linsley was shown walking very gingerly as he left the field late in the first quarter and the Packers soon reported he is questionable to return with a back injury. Elgton Jenkins took over at center for the Packers’ third drive, a notable change from how the Packers have previously handled Linsley’s absences. In the past, guard Lucas...
Nov 22, 2020
Packers strike first against Colts on Robert Tonyan touchdown

Packers strike first against Colts on Robert Tonyan touchdown

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Green Bay jumped out to an early lead after swapping turnovers. The Indianapolis Colts’ defense was supposed to be the biggest challenge for the Green Bay Packers over the second half of the season. It’s early, but so far the edge goes to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense. Following a big gain off play action to Davante Adams on the first play of the game, the two teams traded fumbles on their first possessions. Corey Linsley snapped the football into his own rear end and Darius Leonard fell on the football for a turnover. But the...
Nov 22, 2020
Packers vs. Colts First Half Game Thread

Packers vs. Colts First Half Game Thread

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Join us for Sunday’s game from Lucas Oil Stadium. Allen Lazard is in. Kevin King is in as well. It’s practically all hands on deck for the Green Bay Packers today as they take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 7-2 Packers meet the 6-3 Colts today in a battle of division leaders. Green Bay holds a 2.5-game lead over the Chicago Bears in the NFC North while the Colts sit in a tie with the Tennessee Titans atop the AFC South, holding a head-to-head win and the tiebreaker. Green Bay’s offense is one of the best and most...
Nov 22, 2020
Packers vs. Colts Inactives: King, Lazard, & JK Scott all will play for Green Bay

Packers vs. Colts Inactives: King, Lazard, & JK Scott all will play for Green Bay

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Green Bay got good news on Sunday for a few of their key players. The Green Bay Packers will indeed have its offense at full strength from a personnel perspective as they take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon. Allen Lazard is in uniform and active for the game, as he will play for the first time since week three. Lazard’s return gives Green Bay its full complement of offensive weapons for Aaron Rodgers. With Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling also active, the team should have plenty of receiving options with which to threaten...
Nov 22, 2020
NFL Week 11 Sunday Schedule: Chiefs-Raiders gets prime time treatment

NFL Week 11 Sunday Schedule: Chiefs-Raiders gets prime time treatment

Photo by Jamie Squire/ An AFC West battle takes top billing, while the Packers and Colts meet for arguably the best matchup of the day. The Green Bay Packers kick off against the Indianapolis Colts late this afternoon, thanks to the NFL flexing that contest back out of the early time slot. With that game moving back, there will still be seven games kicking off at 1 PM Eastern. Leading the way with one of the bigger footprints based on the broadcast map is the game pitting the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens against one another. That game will be a rematch of the...
Nov 21, 2020
Packers sign punter Drew Kaser after JK Scott does not travel with team to Indianapolis

Packers sign punter Drew Kaser after JK Scott does not travel with team to Indianapolis

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The Packers have added a punter in case their third-year veteran cannot make it for Sunday’s game. In an unexpected turn of events, the Green Bay Packers have added a backup plan at punter after a personal matter has left JK Scott’s availability in question for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. On Saturday, the Packers revealed in a press release that Scott did not travel with the team to Indianapolis due to a personal matter. The team also announced that they have added Scott to the injury report with a...
Nov 20, 2020
Friday Injury Report: Adams ready, Lazard questionable, Ervin out for week 11

Friday Injury Report: Adams ready, Lazard questionable, Ervin out for week 11

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ The expected reunion of the Packers’ top two receivers is not a lock. It’s all systems go for Davante Adams this weekend. The Green Bay Packers’ star wide receiver saw his practice time limited this week as the team prepares to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but there is no concern from the team about him missing the upcoming game. On Friday, the Packers did not assign him an injury status on the final injury report, all but assuring that he will suit up and play this weekend. Adams suffered an ankle injury in the second half of...
Nov 20, 2020
Colts place sack leader Denico Autry on reserve/COVID-19 list

Colts place sack leader Denico Autry on reserve/COVID-19 list

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Autry missed practice on Thursday with an illness, and this news presumably means that he will be out for Sunday’s game. When the Green Bay Packers face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the team in blue and white will likely be missing one of its better defensive players. On Friday, the Colts placed defensive end Denico Autry on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which will likely make him inactive for Sunday’s game. While the Colts cannot confirm themselves whether Autry tested positive for COVID, that seems likely to be the case. He missed...
Nov 20, 2020
Breaking down the Salary Cap implications of David Bakhtiari’s new contract

Breaking down the Salary Cap implications of David Bakhtiari’s new contract

Photo by Stacy Revere/ A clear accounting quirk will allow the Packers to keep Bakhtiari’s cap hit relatively low in 2021, but they will still need to cut some money off the roster for next year. The numbers are in. David Bakhtiari’s contract is official, and the full structure of the deal between the Green Bay Packers and their current and future left tackle is fully available. While the cap number for 2021 looks big — just shy of $20 million at present, with a shrinking salary cap expected to be around $175 million — the Packers reserved the ability to spread...