This will be the “big one” of the 2020 regular season, folks. Despite our weak run defense, we should have a decent chance at stopping Colts RB Jonathan Taylor. Both WRs Davante Adams and Adam Lazard should be active today — giving Rodgers his two favorite targets. Lazard’s capacity may be reduced, but we’ll see. Coach LaFleur mentioned this week that Lazard will be a game time decision, but it’s likely we’ll see him on the field.
CB Kevin King, who is made of glass — and also the guy we got instead of TJ Watt — is listed as questionable due to an achilles injury. Meanwhile, CB Jaire Alexander is due to return today.
On roster moves leading up to the game, the Packers signed P Drew Kaser (P JK Scott is listed as questionable due to personal reasons). They also moved RB Mike Weber to the active roster.
Indianapolis is coming off a Thursday night win over the Titans last week so they will be a bit more rested up than the Packers.
Who: Packers [7-2] at Colts [6-3]
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium
When: 3:25pm – Central Time
Television: NFL on Fox
Radio: 620 WTMJ
Let’s hope that Taylor doesn’t pick this week to have his 1st career big game against our suspect run defense. First, the Colts’ OL is legit, our DL is not legit; the Colts will try to pound the ball knowing that our defense can’t stop the run; and the tackling is suspect. (one of the most basic fundamentals in playing defense;;;; tackling) Let’s see if Rivers takes Pettine to school again, he’s as smart as any Q-back in the league.
Well…fuck me Molly McGrath…it’s GameDay!!
Packers fans are funny. “We should have drafted Patrick Queen instead of Jordan Love!”
Me watching the Titans Ravens game, and seeing Queen get drug 5 yards into the end zone by AJ Brown: yeah, he would have fit in well with this Packers defense with mediocre tackling and not being able to cover anyone out of the backfield.
Colts starting right tackle is out, that could be big. Will Pettine take advantage of this? And by extension Preston Smith/Rashan Gary
Time to start Gary ahead of P. Smith.
This is going to be a reply of the NFC Championship game. 31 to 13 Colts.
My God Raven Greene. Doing something I have been begging for: going for the ball and forcing a fumble
“I’d like to tell you I know what the Packers defense is doing but I just don’t.” – Aikman
“Neither do we Troy” -The Total Packers commentariat
WTF is wrong with Pettine? Playing his CB’s 10 yards off of the fucking line on 3rd and long? Pettine is just as lousy as Capers IMO. This guy is KILLING any Packer chances by his defensive play calling. Linsley going out certainly does not help.
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Pettine is a clown.
Serious shout out to Jenkins stepping in at center – guy has basically played every position on the line this year extremely well. Also holy fuck that tipped pass by Wynn might be the play of the game, hats off to the guy (typing this late in the 3rd quarter so who knows, but still).
And now Pettine is showing his lack of ability at countering the Colts offense. Absolutely feckless in stopping the run . . . also further proof of Gutekunst’s FAILURE at getting the requisite defensive players.
Pettine has consistently FAILED at halftime adjustments.
Shepard fumble . . . why does this guy continue to be kept on this roster? Did he not cost a game or two last year as well?
It looked like the Colts put out two TEs to start the opening drive of the 3rd quarter. The Colts hardly, if at all used two TEs in the first half. Pettine retorted with his dime package. Once the Colts saw that they abused the Packers in the run game, and made sure Pettine couldn’t change personnel. The TEs could block one or both of the Smiths allowing O-linemen to get to the small back 7. The mistake was going dime to start the second half against a more run heavy offensive grouping. The mismatch in groupings allowed the Colts offense to get going on the first drive in the 3rd quarter.
I thought one of the Packers should have went down with a small muscle cramp. The defense could have then changed personnel, rather than letting the Colts cram the ball down their throat play after play, and gain some momentum. So Pettine started his prevent bullshit right out of the gate in the second half knowing the Colts came out in a grouping that could run the ball. That does not account for the other defensive series. I’m not sure but it appeared that the Packer DBs were not as active in run support in the second half. More off coverage in the second half? Have to look at that later.
The defense played terribly, but let’s also not overlook the offense’s own second half ineptitude. Two three and outs. Four turnovers. Absolutely sloppy play. Winn needs to be on the field more as Howard has said. Preston Smith needs to be off of it. I don’t know what he is offering this team at this point
Fine…i’ll say it….Packers came out “FLAT” in the 2nd half. Two 3 and outs in the 3rd quarter. Lopsided time of possession.
The Packers gave up 30 yards of rushing in the first half. They gave up 110 yards in the 2nd half. The million dollar question is, why? Coaching adjustments, blocking schemes? I think the Colts had 8 straight rushing plays in the 3rd quarter for something like 70 plus yards.
And lastly……28 seconds to go, 3rd and 3 at the Colts 8 yard line, and our best play call is for a covered Adams with a pass thrown high out of the end zone. That’s the best this crew could come up with? They were going to Adams no matter what, Turner got leaky and Rodgers had pressure and throw it high and out of play.
Give me Rodgers rolling out right with options….2 receivers? (Tonyan?)..Jones or Williams?….maybe running it in himself, vs one singular option.
I mean J C…..Don’t i do enough in here? Do i now have to go call plays for the Packers?
This is a lot of pressure people!!
Speaking of Tonyan, he was wide open on the play
The play was never going to Tonyan, or the right side. The Easter Bunny could have been wide open, but he wasn’t getting the ball. I addressed this.
Speaking out loud here, not expecting you to know the answer to the question, but why even have that route run then if it isn’t going to get a look from the QB? It seems like a waste of a play if it’s basically predetermined that Adams is getting the ball. I just don’t get it.
Is a play call that is 100% going to Adams something new to your eyes? You’ve never seen that happen before? I understand you don’t get to watch all the Packer games down in FIB land. But..C’MON MAN! I’d also suggest watching the play again and noting the pressure coming in on Rodgers.
You never saw a receiver or tight end run a route where they knew they weren’t getting the ball?
Have you ever heard of routes being run to clear out space? To manipulate the defense into (setting up) giving you the look you want?
For someone who recently professed to know a lot more about football than i do. You don’t seem to know jack shit sometimes.
Stick to what you do best, being the spellcheck cop.
Ultimately though, you made a great point in your post…..you were right.
You don’t get it.
No leadership. No toughness. No balls. Packers love being the biggest pussies in the NFL. Thats all i have to say about this team. They fit in well with todays society’s mindset actually. When it gets tough just lay down and take it in the ass. Or quit.
Agreed 110%, about all of it.
People (not necessarily anyone here): stop with the MVS death threats. That’s ridiculous. He isn’t the reason they lost. That team lost in far more different ways than him fumbling. The game could have been won on their last down of regulation when Tonyan was wide open but we insist on forcing the ball to a well covered Adams. It could have been won had the defense not given up 20 second half points. All the stupid penalties, although the colts tried their damnedest to give the game away in the same manner. They lost a game that they really didn’t deserve to win, especially with their second half play. That was one of the worst halves of football I have seen the Packers play
At the time, late in the 4th quarter, score is Colts 31 Pack 28; Rodgers drives the ball down the field to inside the 10 yard line; 29 seconds left, clock running. I’m thinking hurry up to the line of scrimmage, spike the ball to stop the clock. There was no urgency, clock runs down and they kick the field goal to tie. Folks, that’s playing not to lose instead of playing to win. As Kato mentioned above,,on the play before the field goal, Tonyan was wide open on the right side. Rodgers never looked that way cause he was only gonna throw to Adams. They might have had time to run 1 or 2 plays before kicking the field goal if they would have managed the clock better at the end of regulation. In crunch time, Rodgers, once again, doesn’t survey the field. Pettine, and to some extent LaFleur, are terrible at making in game and halftime adjustments. I mentioned to my buddies at halftime, watch, Pack is leading, Petiine will go to the prevent defense. WHY!!!!!!! The game was there for the taking, even with all the blunders committed, but NO, soft, passive football gets you another loss. Sum it all up and GB doesn’t deserve to win this game.
I never even thought of that.
If I’m not mistaken, it was 3rd and goal at that point. It makes sense to run the clock down so the Colts don’t have enough time on the clock to run a play after the Pack scores and then the ensuing kick off, thus ensuring overtime.
C’MON MAN!!……THEY ARE PLAYING TO WIN….not TIE THE GAME. It was 3rd down, about 30 seconds left, you’re down by 3.
They are thinking TD to win the game. Nobody….is thinking, run the clock down more before you score a TD..NOBODY
If the Packers score a TD and are up by 4. Then you kick off with 25 seconds left and IF the Colts drive the field and score a TD. Then the Packers didn’t deserve to win.
The Packers ran 57 plays, 16 of them in end of half scenarios. So they only ran 41 normal plays.
The stench of this team goes back to Cadaver Thompson, 10 years of his poor drafts, asleep in press box, pass on Dalvin Cook and take Kevin King Thanks TED!!!, No free Agency moves, trades etc… we haven’t had Defense since Reggie White days. The front office, Alfred E Newman (murphy) and Gutekunst are incompetent, look no further than this past draft. Greatest QB of all time for 16 years and 1 SB to show for it “nuff said”. They keep making that ASS-WIPE Cowherd look like he knows what he’s talking about