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Banged-up Packers 2-3 after Colts pull off 30-27 upset

CREATED Oct. 7, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct. 7, 2012

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  • The Green Bay Packers Mason Crosby watches his 51 yard field goal sail wide right in the 4th quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Mason Crosby (2) walks off the field after his 51 yard field goal sailed wide right in the 4th quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers greets the Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers walks off the field aftre the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers walks off the field aftre the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) celebrates his interception with Morgan Burnett (42) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS130 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS129 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) at midfield after the game. The Colts defeated the Green Bay Packers 30-27 on Sunday, October 7, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Sam Riche/MCT) ORG XMIT: 1129744 Image by Sam Riche

  • The Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson can't haul in a pass during the first quareter as they face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers fans and the Indianapolis Colts fans react accordingly at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked by Green Bay Packers' Mike Neal during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS224 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive back Cassius Vaughn (32) during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS125 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Cory Redding during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS126 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is hit by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry (53) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Perry was called for unnecessary roughness. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Image by The Associated Press

  • The Green Bay Packers defense can't stop the Indianapolis Colts Reggie Wayne from scoring a 4th quarter touchdown at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Mike Neal sacks the Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Cedric Benson is injured on this play face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Nick Perry sacks the Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Perry was called for a personal foul. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers B.J. Raji is carted off the field after an injury as he faced the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones goes in for a six yard touchdown reception against Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Gordy during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) ORG XMIT: NAS122 Image by AJ Mast

  • Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy looks up at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS119 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) makes a catch against Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS121 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and T.J. Lang (70) celebrate as Indianapolis Colts defensive back Sergio Brown (38) walks past following a Packers touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS117 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) goes in for a 31-yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) ORG XMIT: NAS116 Image by AJ Mast

  • Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree is tackled by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Moise Fokou during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS118 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green (20) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts strong safety Tom Zbikowski (28) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS120 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is hit by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry (53) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Perry was called for unnecessary roughness. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS114 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener (80) is tackled by Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson (21) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS110 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson is tackled by Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Kavell Conner (53) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS111 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck runs out of the tackle of Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Neal (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS109 Image by Michael Conroy

  • The Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb celebrates a 2nd quartter touchdown with James Jones as they face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers John Kuhn gets into the endzone for the first score of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packer James Jones scores a touchdown as the Indianapolis Colts Josh Gordy tries to stop him at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones goes in for a six yard touchdown reception against Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Gordy during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS112 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Gordy during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) ORG XMIT: NAS104 Image by AJ Mast

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) ORG XMIT: NAS103 Image by Michael Conroy

  • Photo: Lance Allan

  • Photo: Lance Allan

  • Photo: Wayne Larrivee

  • Photo: Wayne Larrivee

  • Packers fans are out in force, including Mackenzie Lewis, 12 from Effingham, IL who takes a cell phone photo with her mother Stacey. The Green Bay Packers face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Packers fans are out in force, including Mackenzie Lewis, 12 from Effingham, IL with her brother Braxton, 6 and mother Stacey before the game. The Green Bay Packers face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • The Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews reaches for a catch while warming up before the game as they face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Steve Gunning, of New Whiteland, IN dons a cheese head as he pins a breast cancer awareness pin to his Aaron Rodgers jersey at the Indiana University Health booth outside of Lucas Oil Stadium before the Green Bay Packers Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Whiteland was with his daughter Brianna Gunning (right), 15. Sunday's game is a Breast Cancer Awareness game as many players will wear the color pink on some part of their uniforms. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Tom Melby (right) makes a Bloody Mary in the parking lot of Lucas Oil Stadium while tailgating with his nephew, Scott Melby before the Green Bay Packers Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Tom, who lives in Pittsburgh, PA and Scott, who lives in Indianapolis, IN both grew in Appleton, WI. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM ORG XMIT: 30068974A Image by Mike De Sisti

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Postgame

5:25 p.m.
Mason Crosby to Larry McCarren:

On the 51-yard miss during the final Packers play:
"(It) felt pretty good...it knuckled off to the left.  Pretty surprising to me...came at a bad time."

On the Packers' failures in the first 1/3rd of the season:
"We're in this position because we haven't played a complete game."

4:57 p.m.
Tweeted by T.J. Lang: "Nobody to blame for the loss besides ourselves.. Have to play better than that. "

3:56 p.m.
McCarthy to Larry McCarren about pass defense failure vs. Reggie Wayne:

"Congratulations to the Colts...we'll correct it."

On Mason Crosby's two misses, including the Packers' final play:
"Obviously, we're in a position to tie the game, and Mason is fully capable of making that kick."

4th Quarter

3:35 p.m.  Packers' 5th Drive  :35
Green Bay 30, Indianapolis 30
Crosby 51 yd FG

Rodgers and company, work your magic.  80 yards for a TD.  45 yards, maybe, to a tie game.  Two TO's to work with.

Time out burned quicklky after just a seven yard gain.  Not good. 

:30 left, 38 yards from field goal range: Rodgers buys a ton of time and Cobb gets the ball past the 50.  Too close to the sideline to get YAC.  26 yards.  Lotsa time left.

:26 left, 13 yards from field goal range: BIG diving grab inside the 35 to the 33.  Tick.  Tock.  Tick.  Tock.  Downed football.

:08 left, inside field goal range: Time out called.  Barely.

51 yard field goal wide left.  Larry: "It looked like a wounded duck coming off his foot."

3:18 p.m.  Colts' 4th Drive  4:30
Indianapolis 30, Green Bay 27
Luck-Wayne 3 yd TD pass

Andrew Luck missing five straight passes so far.  This would be a good time for the Packers' defense to extend that streak.

As said by the ref: "False start, everybody but the center, five yards, still first down." NFL Follies fodder.

3rd-9 at IND 21: Another three-and-out here?  Not this time.  Wayne, the one-man Packers wrecking crew today.

Luck.  Wayne.  The one-man wrecking crew.  Double-teamed.  Not enough, though Williams was .2 seconds late from tipping the pass away.

Under three minutes at GB 45, Williams DID break up the throw to Hilton.  Defense needs to deliver a true dagger.

3rd-10 at GB 45, 2:00 left: WHAT?  Miraculous throw, miraculous catch by Luck and Wayne.  Matthews all over Luck.  Woodson all over Wayne.  But a 12 yard completion.  11 catches, 190 yards.

1st-10 at GB 32: 1:48 left: Another catch.  Inside the 14.  Wayne.  Over 200 yards now. 

3rd-7 at GB 11, time draining near 1:00: huge stop necessary.  VERY necessary.

Luck takes it himself, and it's four plays to decide the game at the three yard line.  Smith and Hayward stopped a touchdown...for the moment?

And all the while, Aaron Rodgers is standing there, powerless.

1st-goal at GB 3, :39 left: Luck...end zone...Wayne...touchdown.  Ugh.  He barely reached it over.  But a good call.

3:16 p.m.  Packers' 4th Drive  4:44
Green Bay 27, Indianapolis 22
Rodgers-Jones 8 yd TD pass

Cobb circutiously maneuvers for three yards after a huge punt, but it's 49 yards to the lead.

GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Biggest run in who knows how long!  Darting, dashing, three huge make-guys-miss cuts, 41 yards and the Packers are in BIG business.

1st-goal at IND 8: ARod to Jones - END ZONE!  2nd straight 4th quarter comeback!

3:13 p.m.  Colts' 3rd Drive  6:53
94 yards away from an eight point lead. 

3rd-9 at IND 7: Biggest defensive play so far, nearing 5:00 left...

Luck misses Hilton.  HUGE 1-2-3.  Now, MUST convert offensively.

3:07 p.m.  Packers' 3rd Drive  8:04
A second-straight 4th quarter comeback, anyone?

Cobb runs it out six yards deep and does his job, thankfully.  74 yards to the lead.

Rodgers to Jones.  Slant.  Tackles broken.  24 yards.  That really helps.  Clockwork, when they need it.

Uh oh.  3rd-and-long again.  Coverage sack.  Packers reaaaaaaaaaaaaly in trouble.

3rd-11 at 50: Another sack.  Redding.  Saturday got owned.

2:59 p.m.  Colts' 2nd Drive  11:27
Indianapolis 22, Green Bay 21
Vinatieri 28 yd FG

And one big play just crushed that field position win: Wayne deep for 26 yards.  Zero pass rush.  Fantastic deep cut by Wayne.

Flaggage after extracurriculars by Shields and 15 more yards really hurts Green Bay's chances. Wayne: "Boy do they need another play defensively."

Insane catch inside the 15 yard line by Hilston, right as Woodson slammed him at the 11.  Uh.  Oh.

3rd-9 at GB 10: Big incompletion as Walden may have tipped a pass to the goal line.

2:54 p.m.  Packers' 2nd Drive  13:08
Rodgers scampers...again, never slashes or slams...for 19 yards to get about a quarter of the yards they need for an all-important two-score game.

The Colts just shoved the Packers back a bit after Mathis got to Rodgers...and he paid for it with some sort of leg injury.

3rd-16 at GB 42: Another huge 3rd down.  This one a must convert, to avoid re-starting a Colts' surge of emotion and momentum.

Rodgers runs himself...nowhere near enough.  A field-position win, though.  Colts might start deep.  Had Rodgers cut left, however, that might have been an opportunity for a first down.

2:47 p.m.  Colts' 1st Drive  14:26
45 yards from the lead.  Danger zone for the Packers' injured and frankly sub-par defense this half.

Luck.  Bombage, and he over-bombed Avery.  If he hits him in stride, the Colts have the lead.  Larry: "Talk about dodging a bullet."  Avery burned Shields with a fake inside and a deep go.

3rd-4 at GB 49: Luck finds Hilton after being chased...but Hilton may have went out of bounds, then came back in.  That saves the Packers hydes again?  Yes, especially after the Packers got nailed for offsides.

3rd-4 at GB 49, v.2: Blitz.  Luck - PICKED!!!!!!!!   Hayward!  Hig biggest play of the year so far.  Huge.  Larry: "Did Hayward have perfect position on that play?  Outstanding."

2:45 p.m.  Packers' 1st Drive  continued from 1st Quarter
3rd-12 at GB 23: Sack time again.  A freaking hurricane-tidal wave by Freeney.

Wayne Larrivee: "The Colts are feeling it right now."

3rd Quarter

2:41 p.m.  Packers' 3rd Drive  :18
It is REALLY a game now.  

Mo is powering the Colts' defense right now...and all quarter.  Hold on to your seats.  Bumpy ride coming.

2:33 p.m.  Colts' 3rd Drive  3:17
Green Bay 21, Indianapolis 19

Luck 3 yd TD run (pass failed)
Allen.  Open.  Perfect throw on play action.  Colts are feeling it.

Deep bomb and it's pass interference on Sam Shields after being pushed in the back - clearly.  Horrible call.  ANOTHER horrible call.

Allen with a spectacular - I mean SPECTACULAR catch at the six.  Diving, parallel to the ground.

3rd-goal at IND 3: Luck.  Draw.  We REALLOY got a game now.

Go for 2?  They are.

2:25 p.m.  Packers' 3rd Drive  7:42
Cobb fail.  Ran it from eight yards out.  Ran it to the 18 yard line.  Ugh.

3rd-1 at GB 26: Must convert to stem Colts' rising tide.

Play action.  Green.  Very needed first down.  Horse-collar wayyyyyyyyyyyy out of bounds as well.  Undisciplined youth on the Colts.

D.J. Williams with a simple square out, and a couple spin moves to stay upright net a first down.  Extra efforts.  Larry: "D.J. just outworking his defender."

3rd-14 at IND 42: A not-enough-for-a-first-down toss to Jones, but it's enough to make it a two-score game if Crosby's leg is accurate.

Nope.  Crosby's first miss.  When they didn't need it.

2:12 p.m.  Colts' 2nd Drive  10:08
Green Bay 21, Indianapolis 13
Vinatieri 50 yd FG

Nine yards.  Brown.  Monster right side hole.  A rare single-man block of Ryan Pickett.

With injured guards' backups creating open holes, the Colts are gashing the Packers' defensive front seven.

Luck could have beat a blitz and hit a wide-open Reggie Wayne, but he just plain missed him.  Unforced error.  Could have been a one-score game.

PICK!  WILLIAMS!  Hilton the intended receiver, but a thread-the-needle throw to Williams between two Colts receivers.  Oops throw by a rookie.

Wait...I don't know...Williams might have pulled off a one-armed trap.  I think he did.  The point of the football left his tuck as it hit the ground.

Sadly from the Packers' perspective, a good call.

Blitz.  Luck.  Smashed to the ground as he got the football to pinwheel to the ground.

2:06 p.m.  Packers' 2nd Drive  11:06
Sack.  First real pass protection breakdown of the game.  Redding hog-tying Rodgers after beating Lang.

3rd-15 at GB 15: Rodgers has forever this time to throw - fantastic catch by Finley ruled incomplete..and Finley is hurt.  All after an illegal forward pass.

Finley was grabbing his collarbone area.

1:58 p.m.  Colts' 1st Drive  13:24
Green Bay 21, Indianapolis 10
Luck-Allen 8 yd TD pass

39 yards from the end zone, Wayne gets almost half of it in one play.  He has completely owned the Packers' deep four today. 

Tramon Williams got a last-second deflection of a pass to Avery in the end zone.  McMillan met Wayne as Woodson blitzed.

3rd-3 at GB 14: D.J. Smith chases and hits Luck, but not until the 4.6 speed gets Luck first down yardage out of bounds.

1st-goal at GB 8: Allen.  End zone.  We got a ball game.

1:54 p.m.  Packers' 1st Drive  15:00 left in 3rd quarter
It could be dagger-like if this drive goes end zone.

ARod with forever...and with flaggage hitting fake grass, Crabtree gets nailed for holding.  Wouldn't have affected the play.  Rodgers had nobody open deep.

Rodgers' legs help overcome the blocking malfeasance with a 12-yard scamper.  Quarterbacks scamper.  Running backs slam or slash.  Never do quarterbacks slam, and rarely slash.

3rd-2 at GB 28: Pick.  Ugh.  Powers.  Rodgers missed the back-shoulder throw.  Rare miss.

2nd Quarter

1:39 p.m.  Packers' 5th Drive  :16
Get 24 or 28 points here or kneel down?  I'm always about getting the points.  But it's Kuhn.  He won't run an 83-yard scamper.  Get your beverages.

1:35 p.m.  Colts' 4th Drive  :56
3rd-2 at IND 23: Woodson ALL OVER the pass...and apparently all over his receiver before the pass.  Refs are calling this one tightly.

Already, Reggie Wayne, 106 receiving yards.  Huge day.  Only huge offensive day for the Colts so far.

3rd-1 at IND 37: Great undercut, and bad attempt at a pick, by Williams.  It means punting time, not the ball near the red zone with time to get a field goal or more.

1:32 p.m.  Packers' 4th Drive  1:17
3rd-4 at GB 49: Finley with a juggle, and Sergio Brown hog-tied Finley to stop the completion. Another missed catch.  Clean catch, maybe a first down.  Too many inconsistencies.

1:22 p.m.  Colts' 3rd Drive  4:21
Luck forced to scramble.  He's dangerous in that setting, but D.J. Smith was ready for him along with Matthews with a near-decapitation of Luck, but he kept his gun-show arm below the neck.  One yard gain.

3rd-2 at IND 40: Fleener.  First down.  Wide open.  For him to be wide open is pathetic.

After the two-minute warning: Luck thought better of bombing it deep after Walden breathed down his neck.  Then Smith open-field tackled Brown.  Good solid defense.

Not so good next play as Wayne beat Burnett out of bounds.  Larry: "Wayne is Andrew Luck's money man."

BLITZ!  Neal around the far side and Luck had no chance ont he blind side.  At 35, so on the edge of Vinatieri's range.

3rd-19 at GB 35: Big breakup by Shields.  Now, does Indy kick the field goal?  They have to.  2-score game if they make it.

They didn't.  Wide left.

1:15 p.m.  Packers' 3rd Drive  6:21
Green Bay 21, Indianapolis 3
Rodgers-Cobb 31 yard TD pass

Cobb!  Fabulous gear-down before the 20 yard line, then shifting back into first gear.

Flaggage.  Vaughn never looked at Nelson as a deep bomb went toward Jordy from Aaron.  Obvious face-guarding call.

3rd-1 at IND 26: Nelson.  Easy pickings.  Curl pattern inside...but what's the yellow hanky?  Illegal motion.  Finley.  Not a banner first half for him.

3rd-6 at IND 31: COBB!  Cut to the left and he was GONE!  Same play as last drive.

1:08 p.m.  Colts' 2nd Drive  9:30
Green Bay 14, Indianapolis 3
Vinatieri 24 yd FG

Uh oh.  29 yards.  Luck to Wayne.  This QB has veteran savvy.  He's facing a young secondary.  Wayne was wide open after a great move going outside.

WAYNE AGAIN!  Ugh.  One handed grab over Woodson.  That still shows he has Pro Bowl skills.  Woodson called for a declined interference, but that was inadvertent as Wayne flopped to draw the flag.

1st-goal at GB 6: Luck misses Wayne.  This time, lots more bumpage.  No call.  Maybe a make-up no-call there.  But uncatchable.

2nd-goal at GB 6: REVERSE!  Hilton!  But Burnett knew what was coming.

3rd-goal at GB 6: Waldern!  Fericious hit on the ball as Aaron Palmer was headed to the end zone with a catch.

1:02 p.m.  Packers' 2nd Drive  10:20
Driver!  MUST concentrate better on that slant pattern.  You had it.  Keep it.

3rd-9 at GB 37 with crowd amping up volume: Rodgers again not perfect to Nelson.  Overthrow, as Nelson gets hit rear-over-teakettle.

12:51 p.m.  Colts' 1st Drive  12:25
Thanks to the personal foul with the illegal challenge of Jones' touchdown by the Colts' coaching staff, Crosby kicked the ball through the uprights.  Shouldn't that be a rouge?

3rd-5 at IND 25: PERRY!  HUGE HIT!  Packers got the football on a Luck fumble, but it might have been helmet-to-helmet.

Unnecessary roughness.  NOT helmet-to-helmet.  But the first thing to strike Luck was the front of the helmet.  That is a pretty solid tackle, hard to avoid that kind of contact.

FUMBLE!  Ball loose as Matthews smashed Luck.  Ball rolls out, so the Colts keep it as it's 3rd-and-a bunch more.

3rd-12 at IND 30: Near pick, as three Packers surrounded Wayne, but Woodson failed to get his birthday interception.

12:42 p.m.  Packers' 1st Drive  continued from 1st Quarter
Green Bay 14, Indianapolis 0
Rodgers-Jones 6 yd TD pass

Cobb with a fabulous crossing pattern, well designed to get the pass from Rodgers and discover the seam of the zone to get YAC.  19 yard play.  Credit play design and Cobb's execution, along with that Rodgers guy,.

Huge flaggage on the Colts defense.  Unnecessary roughness and illegal hands to the face on Colts.  Undisciplined youth.  Not saying it's this, but if it is, sometimes the emotion of a coach facing cancer can have a negative effect if a team can lose focus.

Red zone time: GREEN!  Benson's backup for this game slams for nine yards.  An ankle tackle halted Green from the end zone.

3rd-1 at IND 6: Rodgers-Jones!  Rolling pocket helped protect ARod.

1st Quarter

12:38 p.m.  Packers' 3rd Drive  :53
Play action to Nelson to end the quarter after play action to Benson.  Colts beginning to respect the Packers' run game.

12:36 p.m.  Colts' 3rd Drive  2:07
3rd-5 at IND 25: Luck vs. press coverege by Packers: Avery makes the catch, but Shields all over him on a crossing pattern.  Tackle.  Three-and-out.  This isn't the Saints, of course, but the Packers have been impressive defensively.

12:26 p.m.  Packers' 2nd Drive  4:40
Green Bay 7, Indianapolis 0
Kuhn 2 yd TD run

ARod to Nelson works this time for 19 yards after a great play action fake and a LOAD of cushion by Powers, who was deathly afraid of the deep ball.

Josh Sitton was Cedric Benson's worst nightmare on that subsequent nine-yard gain.  Had he not collided with him, Benson could have been off to the races on a rare explosion run play.

Screen.  Benson!  HUGE!  Fantastic two-man set-up blocks that freed Benson to bang to the three.  The way Benson draws contact, he's a poor-man's Jim Taylor.

1st-goal at 2: KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNN!

12:15 p.m.  Colts' 2nd Drive  9:08
Flaggage...and a free play...well, maybe not after offsides by Matthews and illegal hands to the face by a Colts lineman.  A deep pass attempt downfield, for nothing.   Lovely.

Uh oh.  Brown's getting downhill outside, and Tramon Williams is breaking tackles.  Furthermore, the left side of the Packers' defensive line was pushed back so far that Brown was past the line of scrimmage before he even started to cut down the sidelines.

Second offsides call on Clay Matthews in five plays.  They're calling this one tight.  Though this play was obvious.

HUGE hit by Hawk behind the line of scrimmage.  Unblocked while blitzing.  Brown was lunch.

Mike Neal in for Green Bay...nose tackle.

3rd-3 at GB 46: Neal flushes Luck, who has to throw quick to Fleener.  He had to come back to behind the first down line to catch it.

4th-4 inches or so at GB 43.5: Luck sneaks...naaathing.  Flags.  Fumbles.  A lot that makes me think the Colts won't get this first down.  Packers hold.

12:09 p.m.  Packers' 1st Drive  12:26
Drive starts at the nine yard line.

Finley makes two back-to-back catches that really hurt his average yards per catch.  Underneath stuff.  REALLY underneath stuff.

3rd-5 at GB 14: ARod runs himself...and the guy is Andrew Luck on steroids in terms of his runnig ability.  15 yard run-and-slide.

First stretch run by Benson, and the Colts are all over it.  Indy pursuit is quick.  Larry: "Nobody punching a hole in the defense."

3rd-6 at GB 32: Rodgers JUST....JUST Jordy Nelson deep on the right sidelines.  Perfect throw, and it's six points.

\12:02 p.m.  Colts' 1st Drive  15:00 left in 1st Qtr
Before we kick off, I just want to say I'm proud of both teams adding pick and orange to their uniforms today, remembering Colts Coach Chuck Pagano battling leukemia, and keeping awareness of breast cancer.

1st play: SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!  (As Packers on the sideline would scream.)  Wayne on a WR screen for six yards.

3rd-4 at IND 26: Slant pattern to Wayne inside and there was no chance for Tramon Williams to stop it after an initial cut outside.  First down.

3rd-6 at IND 48: Walden with a big deflection on a Luck-to-Avery pass.  Two of his teammates went right in Luck's face on a blitz.

Pregame

12:01 p.m.
Packers call heads.  Coin comes up tails.  Indy starts with the ball.

11:27 a.m.
From Mike McCarthy's pregame chat with Wayne Larrivee:

On the Packers' 10-2 record in their last 12 road games: 
"It's a tribute to our schedule...we keep our schedule exactly the same...the routine is good,  The players are able to get away.  You get a good night's sleep and get up ready to go.  The only negative is the crowd noise."

On the Packers' offensive success on in domes in recent years:
"It really speaks to Aaron and the communication of our offense...it's really a credit to our players and how they handle the cadence."

On Greg Jennings not playing today:
"The most important focus for Greg, to stay in rehab and not come out (on the field) early.  (After his last injury,) he probably played a little too soon."

On facing Colts with Coach Chuck Pagano facing leukemia:
"Our heart goes out to Chuck and his family.  Cancer touches most families.  You definitely want to support Chuck any way you can.  We have purchased 'Chuck Strong' t-shirts and donated to his chairty.  We're here to win a football game, but the personal part is bigger than the professional."

11:08 a.m.
As tweeted by Greg Jennings: I wish I was with my Packers brothers today in Indy!  Be great out there today fellas!!

10:53 a.m.
Today's Packers inactives:
WR Greg Jennings (James Jones will start)
WR Jarrett Boykin
RB James Starks
DL Mike Daniels (due to Mike Neal playing)
LB Terrell Manning
CB Casey Hayward
CB Davon House

Dwight Freeney is active for the Colts at defensive end.

8:11 a.m.
As tweeted by Lance Allan: "The Colts without two of the teams top 3 CB's today. Packers passing attack should go up and down the field today here in Indy."

12:00 a.m.
When most football fans look at a schedule and see Packers vs. Colts, the words "automatic Packers win" will usually come to mind.  After all, it's a Super Bowl contender against a complete upstart with a rookie quarterback.

However, the events of this past week in Indianapolis bring an unknown factor of emotion to this contest, one the Packers must guard against.

Indianapolis may be playing with a much greater level of emotion after their head coach, Chuck Pagano, was diagnosed with leukemia and went on a leave of absence to battle the dreaded disease.

The Packers will see a fired-up fan base with lots of orange (leukemia-awareness color) to go with the blue and NFL-sponsored pink (breast cancer awareness color).

They will also see an emotionally-pitched Colts squad, and as we all know in sports, sometimes emotion can garner players to play beyond themselves and show you something that you haven't seen on tape.

We shall see if the Colts get to that level, and whether they explode in performance or implode in how emotions can negatively affect a team in such a situation.

What the Colts haven't seen on tape much is the Packers attempting to explode and go deep this season.

There's at least the perception that teams have simply been using deep zone coverage to not allow Aaron Rodgers the opportunity to find deep open receivers.

But Coach McCarthy scoff at that idea, and says it's more of an execution issue.

"The game is football is still played where you have to run it, protect it, throw it and catch it.  If we focus on those things, our efficiency will be right back where it needs to be," explained McCarthy on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."

Then, there's the novelty of facing a team the Packers face once every four years in regular season play - along with a coaching scheme of a new coach, and possibly plays the Colts could use which could surprise Green Bay.

"New coaching staff, new systems, they're coming off a bye week...we've just got to have our alert very high for unscouted looks...things we haven't seen so far this year."