Live Updates: Indianapolis Colts Beat Green Bay Packers in Overtime

The Green Bay Packers (7-2) and Indianapolis Colts (6-3) are going to overtime in their big Sunday showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Follow along all day for updates.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers (7-2) and Indianapolis Colts (6-3) are going to overtime in their big Sunday showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Follow along all day for updates.

Overtime

FINAL: Colts 34, Packers 31

Green Bay’s fourth turnover of the game ended the game. On second-and-2 from the 30, a receiver screen to Marquez Valdes-Scantling turned into disaster. Rookie safety Julian Blackmon jarred the ball loose and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner recovered at the 29. Za’Darius Smith stopped Jonathan Taylor on third-and-5 to make it a 39-yard field-goal attempt Rodrigo Blankenship. The rookie’s kick split the uprights.

Tim Boyle, making his biggest contribution of the season, won the toss so the Packers will get the ball.

Fourth Quarter

Packers 31, Colts 31 (3 seconds remaining)

Starting at their 6, Aaron Rodgers’ first two passes went incomplete over the middle to Allen Lazard. On third-and-10, Rodgers’ floater was caught by Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a gain of 47 to the Colts’ 47. Green Bay called its final timeout with 57 seconds to go. Rodgers then connected with Davante Adams, who spun free for a gain of 14 to the 33. Rodgers clocked the ball with 57 seconds remaining. Rodgers and Adams connected again, this time an 18-yarder to the 15, with Rodgers clocking it with 42 seconds to go. Next, Rodgers checked it down to tight end Robert Tonyan, who avoided one tackle to get to the 8 for a third-and-3. With nobody open, Rodgers threw the ball out of the end zone. Mason Crosby booted a 26-yard field goal to likely force overtime.

Colts 31, Packers 28 (1:33 remaining)

The Packers needed a stop and couldn’t immediately get one, though five holding penalties eventually kept them alive. First, gimpy quarterback Philip Rivers hit Marcus Johnson for a gain of 14. Then, it was offsides on Tyler Lancaster and an inexplicable too many men on the field to gift the Colts another first down at Green Bay’s 42 with 2:17 remaining. But, the Colts gave the Packers life with back-to-back penalties of their own – costly holds on receiver Michael Pittman and guard Mark Glowinski. Green Bay declined the second of those calls, making it second-and-20 with 2:09 to go. On third-and-19, a dump-off to Jeff Wilkins gained 15 to set up a fourth-and-4 at the 2-minute warning. With running back Nyheim Hines split out, he took advantage of a pick of Jaire Alexander for a gain of 13 to the 23. Another hold by Glowinski kept the Packers on life support. So did an incomplete pass that was broken up by Alexander and stopped the clock with 1:47 remaining. A 9-yard run by Jonathan Taylor was wiped out by not one but two more holding calls. All of that helped set up a third-and-26 with 1:36 to go. Za’Darius Smith’s big pass rush forced a wayward throw by Rivers that was scooped up by Christian Kirksey and returned more than 65 yards for a touchdown. However, a booth review called it an incomplete pass with 1:33 remaining. The punt was downed at the 6. Still, the Packers have a pulse.

Colts 31, Packers 28 (3:06 remaining)

Starting at their 23, the Packers came onto the field ice cold after watching the Colts hog the ball for most of the second half. Aaron Jones gained a first down on a run and another on a catch. Given ample time, Aaron Rodgers hit Allen Lazard at the sideline for another first down near midfield. A holding call on tight end Marcedes Lewis wiped out a 15-yard run by Jamaal Williams and put the Packers behind the chains. Completions of 11 yards to Davante Adams and 1 and 7 yards to Robert Tonyan set up a fourth-and-1. Rodgers went play-action and nobody was immediately open. Finally, with late pressure, Rodgers’ floater went just over Williams’ head. Coach Matt LaFleur turned down a 52-yard field-goal attempt by Mason Crosby, who hasn’t missed a field goal all season.

Colts 31, Packers 28 (8:56 remaining)

Rodrigo Blankenship made a 43-yard field goal to give the Colts their first lead of the game. It was a victory for Green Bay’s defense, though, with the Colts setting up shop deep in scoring position. Jaire Alexander broke up a third-down pass to tight end Trey Burton to force the field goal. Earlier, receiver Zach Pascal’s holding penalty wiped away a touchdown run by Jonathan Taylor.

Packers 28, Colts 28 (11:12 remaining)

Rodrigo Blankenship made a 32-yard field goal to tie the game. Bad turned into much worse when Darrius Shepherd fumbled away the kickoff return on a hit by Cassius March. That set up the Colts at Green Bay’s 28.

Third Quarter

Packers 28, Colts 25 (1:59 remaining)

After a time-consuming drive by the Colts to open the second half, Green Bay went three-and-out. The Colts got rolling again. Starting from their 45, quarterback Jacoby Brissett converted a fourth-and-1 with a 4-yard run On second-and-goal from the 6, quarterback Philip Rivers found tight end Jack Doyle for the touchdown. Running back Nyheim Hines carried in the two-point play.

Packers 28, Colts 17 (7:43 remaining)

Rodrigo Blankenship made a 37-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half. The Colts had a first-and-goal on the 10 but the Packers got a big second-down sack by Kenny Clark. Five consecutive carries by Jonathan Taylor gained 42 yards to set up the score.

Second Quarter

Packers 28, Colts 14 (16 seconds remaining)

With only one timeout, Green Bay motored 75 yards for the touchdown. The score came on Aaron Rodgers’ 4-yard pass to Jamaal Williams. It was an impressive drive considering how long Rodgers took at the line in trying to coax the Colts offside on an early third-and-1 that Williams ultimately picked up. On another third-and-1, Rodgers went deep to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and was rewarded with a pass interference on Rock Ya-Sin for grabbing MVS’ right arm for the better part of 5 yards. A 51-yard penalty set up the touchdown on the next play.

Packers 21, Colts 14 (1:52 remaining)

Philip Rivers got the coverage he wanted, flinging a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Trey Burton just after the 2-minute warning. A 20-yard completion to Zach Pascal on third-and-9 in the midst of pressure was the big play.

Packers 21, Colts 14 (1:52 remaining)

Philip Rivers got the coverage he wanted, flinging a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Trey Burton just after the 2-minute warning. A 20-yard completion to Zach Pascal on third-and-9 in the midst of pressure was the big play.

Packers 21, Colts 7 (7:48 remaining)

Billy Winn’s deflection and Christian Kirksey’s interception set up the Packers at the Colts’ 29. Moments later, Green Bay was in the end zone. Completions of 8 and 12 yards to tight end Jace Sternberger set up a 5-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams. Allen Lazard had a key block on what essentially was a receiver screen.

Packers 14, Colts 7 (9:55 remaining)

Aaron Jones bulldozed through safety Khari Willis to score a 2-yard touchdown. Jamaal Williams powered to a first down on third-and-1 and Equanimeous St. Brown got a big block from fellow receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 25-yard gain to the 2.

Packers 7, Colts 7 (14:09 remaining)

The Packers dodged another bullet following a turnover. The Colts failed to get a first down and rookie kicker Rodrigo Blankenship hit the crossbar on a 50-yard field-goal attempt.

First Quarter

Packers 7, Colts 7 (3 seconds remaining)

Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions in 2018 and four in 2019. He threw his fourth of the 2020 season on the next-to-last play of the first quarter. Trying to throw a bullet to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in a hole in the Colts’ zone, it appeared cornerback Rock-Ya Sin baited Rodgers into the throw and picked off Rodgers at the Packers’ 35.

Packers 7, Colts 7 (3:57 remaining)

The Packers went three-and-out but that’s hardly the story. Center Corey Linsley walked slowly to the locker room, so Green Bay lined up with Elgton Jenkins at center and rookie Jon Runyan replacing Jenkins at left guard. Officially, Linsley (back) is questionable. As for the possession, Aaron Rodgers just missed Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a gain of 20 on first down.

Packers 7, Colts 7 (5:45 remaining)

Two horrendous plays in coverage allowed the Colts to tie the game. The score was a 45-yard connection from Philip Rivers to rookie Michael Pittman. It was a crossing route by Pittman, who at 6-foot-4 and 223 pounds somehow was invisible to the entire defense. Pittman caught the ball in stride at the 40 and a defender never got close to touching him, let along bring him down. Earlier, on third-and-12, Charmin-soft coverage allowed T.Y. Hilton to catch the ball for 8 yards and run forward for another 5.

Packers 7, Colts 0 (8:21 remaining)

Play-action, play-action, play-action. After three bootlegs results in a third-down conversion by Aaron Rodgers and completions to Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis for another first down, Rodgers faked the handoff to Aaron Jones and Tonyan got open up the seam for a 25-yard touchdown.

Packers 0, Colts 0 (12:27 remaining)

Green Bay’s defense quickly turned the tables by forcing a turnover of its own. On third-and-7, quarterback Philip Rivers hit tight end Mo Alie-Cox, who dragged cornerback Jaire Alexander past the first-down marker. However, dime defensive back Raven Greene punched the ball loose. Darnell Savage recovered to give the ball to Green Bay at its 49.

Packers 0, Colts 0 (13:43 remaining)

A promising start quickly went down the drain after the simplest of things, the quarterback-center exchange, went haywire. Colts linebacker Darius Leonard hopped on the loose ball at the 39. Green Bay started the game with a 33-yard completion to Davante Adams and an 8-yard hookup with Allen Lazard to immediately get into scoring position.

How to Watch and Listen

TV: FOX – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter).

Packers Radio Network: Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren and John Kuhn. 

ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher (play-by-play) and Barrett Jones (analyst). 

Sirius: 119 (GB), 211 (Ind) | XM: 385 (GB), 231 (Ind)  

Inactives

The day before a game against New England in 2018, the Packers signed Drew Kaser as an emergency punter for JK Scott, who was expecting the birth of his first child. Scott punted that day and Kaser was released the following day.

The same could be true again. Scott didn't travel with the team on Saturday but will punt on Sunday. 

Kaser is inactive, as are quarterback Jordan Love, cornerback Ka'dar Hollman (quad), running back Tyler Ervin (ribs), outside linebacker Jonathan Garvin and defensive tackle Montravius Adams (toe).

Active are receiver Allen Lazard (core) and cornerback Kevin King (Achilles). Lazard missed the last six games. As we reported all week, the expectation was Lazard would play.

King missed the last five with an injured quad and was added to the injury report on Saturday with an Achilles.

For the Colts, right tackle Braden Smith (finger) is inactive.

Prediction

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers laughed when I asked if this was a “measuring stick” game. His offense is third in the NFL in scoring but has faced several of the worst defenses. Defensively, the Colts are fourth in the NFL in scoring, third in yards allowed per carry and first in opponent passer rating.

However, Green Bay’s offense was demolished in its lone big showdown of the season. In the final three quarters against Tampa Bay, the Packers never got to midfield, let alone scored points. Can they move the ball and score points against a high-quality defense? On the other side of the ball, can they stop Colts quarterback Philip Rivers, who has averaged 372 passing yards in four career starts?

Regardless of what the Packers say, this indeed is a huge measuring stick. Win or lose, their standard of play will say something about their status as Super Bowl contenders.

Prediction: Colts 27, Packers 20. (Record: 7-2).

Did You Know?

- The Colts have given up a league-low nine sacks. The Packers have given up 11 sacks, the third-fewest in the NFL.

There’s more to rushing the passer than sacks, and this could be important: Rivers’ passer rating of 100.4 when under pressure is the best in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. Rodgers’ passer rating of 58.9 ranks 21st out of 30 quarterbacks with at least 50 percent playing time.

– According to Stathead.com, there have been four seasons in NFL history in which a player has 25-plus touchdowns and three-or-fewer interceptions in the first nine games of a season. Rodgers has authored three of those seasons, with 26 touchdowns vs. three interceptions this season and his MVP seasons of 2014 (25 touchdowns, three interceptions) and 2011 (28 touchdowns, three interceptions). The other instance is the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, who has 25 touchdowns vs. one interception this season.

Rodgers already has equaled last year’s total for touchdown passes and surpassed the 25 he threw in 2018.

– Green Bay scored on each of its eight opening drives to start the season, a streak that ended in last week’s victory over Jacksonville. Nonetheless, the Packers have come out firing with a league-best 40 first-possession points. You can read more about that here.

– The Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis in the dead of night in 1984. Green Bay hasn’t won a game in Indy, losing in all four trips and generally playing horrendous defense in each of those games. The Packers’ last road win in the series was a 20-13 verdict at Baltimore on Sept. 22, 1974. MacArthur Lane rushed 22 times for just 36 yards but scored two touchdowns, and the defense posted four interceptions. 

Betting Angle

At FanDuel, the Colts are 1.5-point favorites but the Packers have 73 percent of the money on the spread and 83 percent on the moneyline. 

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