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Packers-Colts: First half observations

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Another half of solid pass protection means another half of solid offense.  The Packers offensive line neutralized linebackers Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney, giving Aaron Rodgers time to pick apart a depleted Colts secondary.  The thinking is if Rodgers has that kind of time to throw, he should have a field day.


Randall Cobb continues contribute in all forms.  On a crossing pattern, once he got into open space, it was an easy score.  Prior to that he set up the score with a 35 yard kickoff return.  There was also an eight yard punt return in which Cobb ran about 40 yards from east to west.  Hey, just keep the play alive and if he can find a seam he can make a play.


Defensively, the Packers put consistent pressure on Andrew Luck.  He will make solid throws but he'll also look like a rookie at times so the more times he gets hit the higher the probability it will lead to a turnover.


No matter who his quarterback is Reggie Wayne will make great plays.  His catch deep in Packers territory with Charles Woodson all over him was classic Wayne.  Again, the key here is let him get his receptions, just don't let him burn the defense.


Mike Neal, Erik Walden and Sam Shields all made nice plays in the first half.  Indianapolis simply doesn't have enough firepower offensively so as long as the Packers don't regress defensively this should be a nice road win.

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