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2020-11-22
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Indianapolis Colts vs Green Bay Packers Prediction & Preview


 

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The Indianapolis Colts (6-3) will host the Green Bay Packers (7-2) on Sunday. Green Bay is coming off a 24-20 win as a 13.5 point home favorite against Jacksonville on Sunday for their second straight win. Last Thursday, the Colts were victorious, picking up a 34-17 win as a one-point road favorite against Tennesse.

The Colts will now return home where they are 3-1 on the season, taking on the Packers, who are 4-1 on the road.

This will be the first head-t0-head meeting between these two teams since 2016 when the Colts defeated the Packers 31-26 as a 7.5 point underdog.

 

Packers Among NFC Best

The Green Bay Packers currently lead the NFC North by two games and are tied with the New Orleans Saints for the conference's best record. The Packers outgained the Jaguars 395 to 260 in total yardage on Sunday and overcame losing the turnover battle 2 to 1. The Packers ran the ball 25 times for 80 yards, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers leading the way, completing 24 of 34 passes for 325 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The Packers led 17-10 at halftime but found themselves trailing 20-17 early in the fourth quarter before putting together a 7 play 75-yard drive to take the lead for good 24-20 with 9:03 remaining on a 6-yard pass from Aaron Rodgersto Davante Adams.

 

This season, Rodgers has thrown for 286.4 yards per game and is first in the NFL with an 84.8 QBR while throwing 26 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Supporting Rodgers is a running game that is averaging 121.4 yards per game. Davante Adams is the leading receiver for the Packers with 61 catches for 741 yards and nine touchdowns this season but is questionable for Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

Overall, Green Bay is third in the league, scoring 30.8 yards per game, and sixth with 395.8 yards of total offense. Defensively the Packers have allowed 24.9 ppg, which is 15th in the league, and 335.9 total yards per contest, ranking 9th. The defense is 12th, allowing 110.8 rushing yards, and 13th giving up 225.1 passing yards per game.

Injury Report:

OUT: LB Krys Barnes, TE Josiah Deguara, RB AJ Dillon, CB Kabion Ento, WR Devin Funchess, CB Ka'dar Hollman, QB John Lovett, CB Parry Nickerson,

Questionable: WR Davante Adams, DL Montravius Adams, TE Marcedes Lewis, S Will Redmond, P JK Scott, WR Equanimeous St. Brown, G Simon Stepaniak, TE Robert Tonyan

 

Colts Dominate Second Half in Tennessee

The Colts are tied for first in the AFC South but currently hold the tiebreaker edge over Tennessee if the season ended today. After trailing 17-13 at the half last Thursday, the Colts outscored the Titans 21-0 in the second half, on their way to a 34-17 win. The Colts outgained the Titans 430 to 294, and neither team committed any turnovers.

 

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers was 29-39 for 308 yards with a touchdown, and Indianapolis as a team ran the ball for 133 yards on 29 carries.

 

Rivers ranks 23rd in the NFL with a 63.7 QBR, throwing for 266.1 yards per game and 11 touchdowns to seven interceptions. Indianapolis is 14th, averaging 27.9 points per game, and 15th averaging 368.2 yards. The Colts are 20th, averaging 105.8 rushing yards per game, and 10th with 262.4 passing yards.

Defensively, the Colts have allowed 19.7 points per game, which is the fourth-best in the league. The Colts rank first in total defense with 290.4 yards allowed per game. The Colts are third against the run and second against the pass, holding opponents to 198.7 yards through the air and 91.8 yards on the ground.

Indianapolis Colts Injury Report:

OUT: WR Parris Campbell, WR Ashton Dulin, S Malik Hooker, RB Marlon Mack, S Rolan Milligan, LB Skai Moore, WR Dezmon Patmon, CB Marvell Tell III

Questionable: TE Mo Alie-Cox, DT Denico Autry, CB Kenny Moore II, T Braden Smith, TE Noah Togiai



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