The matchup between the Colts and the Packers was one of the most anticipated of week 11 in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers came into the game with back to back wins and were looking to solidify their first place in the NFC North. The Colts were also on a high as they took the lead in the AFC South in week 10 by beating division rival Tennessee.
Both teams started off with a fumble on their first drive but then exchanged touchdowns on their next drives. After both teams punted on their third drives the equality was broken by an Aaron Rodgers interception at the end of the first quarter. Luckily for Green Bay the Colts weren’t able to capitalize on Rodgers’ mistake as Colts’ kicker Blankenship missed a 50 yard field goal. This sparked a momentum swing as the Packers were able two score two touchdowns in a relatively short time as Philip Rivers threw a costly interception. The Colts were able to close the gap to 7 but an amazing drive from the Packers led to a touchdown 16 seconds before halftime.
The Colts came out swinging in the second half. The offense scored 16 unanswered points while the defense played amazingly. The Packers’ offense was completely shut down by the Colts’ as their longest drive was only 43 yards and even then they turned the ball over on downs. Going into the fourth quarter the Packers still had a 3-point lead but the Colts quickly turned that around and took a 3-point lead themselves.
The Packers were down but not out yet as they still have one of the most clutch quarterbacks of all-time in Aaron Rodgers. They drove down the field by accumulating 86 yards in only 1 minute and 20 seconds and Mason Crosby scored the field goal to send the game into overtime.
The Packers got the ball first in overtime but disaster struck on the second play as they fumbled for the third time this game. This gave the Colts optimal field position and Rodrigo Blankenship scored an easy 39-yard game-winning field goal.
Week 11 – November 22, 2020
Line: IND -1.5 | Over/Under: 53
Green Bay Packers (7-2, 4-1 Away) at Indianapolis Colts (6-3, 3-1 Home)
Packers’ Win Probability: 90.1%