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Week 9 Predictions: Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers

Shawn (4-3, 1-3-3 ATS):

Monty (4-3, 1-4-2 ATS): The now 4-3 Green Bay Packers are getting anywhere from 6.5 to 7.5 points over the 3-5 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. On paper, this looks like a ho hum matchup of two pretty middle of the road teams.

On paper, you’ve also got two supposedly superstar quarterbacks who aren’t really performing up to the level they’re expected to. Andrew Luck’s stats look fine, but the guy doesn’t seem to start playing until the Colts are down, which has been pretty much every second half of football they’ve played this season.

We all know about Aaron Rodgers, of course. He started off the season much like he played last one — not well. However, he has been on the uptick in the past couple weeks, posting seven touchdowns and no interceptions with two 100-plus quarterback ratings.

These two teams are going to go as far as those quarterbacks are going to take them and at this point, I’m giving the nod to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ Frankenstein offense. What we’ve seen the past couple weeks from that unit has been encouraging.

Unfortunately, what we saw last week from the Packers’ defense wasn’t. They played their worst game of the season in giving up 33 points to the Atlanta Falcons. They were just a collection of bodies on the field and not much else.

That showing cannot repeat itself this week if the Packers are going to do what they’re supposed to and handle the Colts. If the defense sucks it up again, this could easily turn into a shootout.

We know the Packers will be banged up at cornerback, which won’t help. Clay Matthews and his girly-ass hamstring may also be sidelined again, which means the Colts can double team Nick Perry, much like the Falcons did.

Frankly, I really don’t think that will matter. The Colts’ line is bad. That’s usually the main reason why they’re down entering the half and then Luck has to try and stage some fast and furious rally to get them back in the game.

Really, it’s a wonder to me that the GM or coach of the Colts still has a job, but as long as owner Jim Irsay is doing lines of blow off hookers’ asses, he probably won’t notice their incompetence.

This is really the Packers’ specialty under Mike McCarthy anyway. Build a big halftime lead and hang on for dear life. That way Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have to make a fourth-quarter comeback, something he’s no good at anyway.

It also allows defensive coordinator Dom Capers to employ the very type of defense he’s known for — bend, but don’t break.

Look, this is probably going to be aggravating as hell to watch, but the Packers will pull it out. I’m not giving them those points though. I’d strongly consider bettering the over and I’d go with the Colts to cover.

Packers 31, Colts 27

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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9 Comments

  1. PF4L November 6, 2016

    Did Shawn pull a Turner?

  2. TyKo Steamboat November 6, 2016

    Just a little reminder… About this time 4 years we had this puke organization beat in Indy. We were up 24-0 & Nick Perry put a hard old-school clean crushing hit on Andrew Luck. The refs felt sorry for them & to keep them in the game, threw the flag.
    What happened next was Luck threw a dart for a TD. Then Fat Mike fell into “McCarthyism” & went ultra conservative. The Colts mounted a comeback & dedicated the game to doofus Pagano who was beating Leukemia & it was “Chuck Strong” & that faggy slogan is al anyone remembers. No one remembers the bullshit penalty that wasn’t.
    Its pay-back time. Mike McCarthy has a sniffle & today it’s “Mike Strong”
    Do NOT loose to a numb nut like Chuck Pagano & a dumbass front office like the colts at home in Lambeau. Otherwise its hot seat time. GPG

  3. Big B November 6, 2016

    Shawn on IR?

  4. Howard November 6, 2016

    I think the Pack D will perform better than expected. Sure Goodson may be down, but I think Hawkins is more of a ball hawk and could show he belongs on the field. If nothing else the Colts will have no idea how Hawkins will react. The Colts O-line is not good plus I believe they may have lost there best O-lineman Reitz last week. I would sure like to see some blitzes up the middle (Matthews) or D line stunts. Test that interior line. Colts O tackles are also suspect. Capers may try to double Hilton. Someone needs to watch Hilton. I don’t think he will hold up, he was grabbing his hammy last game. No need to double Hilton if Hilton is hurt!

    The Pack O should be able to exploit the colts D backs and linebackers. The colts linebackers are allowing RBs and TEs to run free. hopefully the team will avoid as much as possible putting our TEs on the field. Use 4 and 5 wides as long as the tackles are holding up with walden and Mathias.

    The Colts punter is another one like Atlanta and Dallas, he tends to over kick coverage when he is pinned back. Davis could get another long return. In addition the Colts are suspect in punt protection. Could see a blocked punt. Anything could happen on kickoffs. The colts have attempted an onside kick this year when not excpected and use the mortar kickoff.

    Finish Strong! GO PACK!!!

  5. PF4L November 6, 2016

    I never describe how the game is going to play out, as it rarely happens the way you think. Like a draft guru with his final mock draft. A waste of time.

    But i will say this. If the Packers lose to two of the NFL’s weakest defenses 2 weeks in a row, the shit should hit the fan. My gut feeling is the Packers squeak out a victory like they did against the Jaquars but i wouldn’t bet my house on it.

    Take the over.

    1. TyKo Steamboat November 6, 2016

      The Falcons have a solid defense. Maybe even top-12. Neal, Trufant, Campbell, Beasly…
      I agree the Colts D sucks….

      1. PF4L November 6, 2016

        The Falcons have a solid defense and i have an 11 inch c……

        The Falcons give up 381 yards, and 28,8 ppg.
        The Colts give up 402 ypg and 28.8 ppg

        There are only 4 teams that give up more points than those 2 teams.

        1. TyKo Steamboat November 6, 2016

          I knew you’d go there
          I have watched all Falcons games. stats are deceiving
          Falcons allowed a lot of garbage time. & there ain’t no stat for that
          We saw them last week. They’re solid. Also, they haven’t had a BYE yet

          GO LIONS!!!!!))))) ViQueens taking a dick at home!!!)))

          1. PF4L November 6, 2016

            Ok, i gotta go find a 12 inch ruler and figure this shit out.