Colts Knock Off Packers in OT
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
Indianapolis 34, Green Bay 31 (OT)
–Rodrigo Blankenship’s 39 yard field goal in overtime clinched a Colts’ victory over the Packers on Sunday in Indianapolis.
Three first-half touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers sparked Green Bay to a 28-14 halftime lead, with Rodgers connecting with Robert Tonyan in the first quarter and Davante Adams and Jamaal Williams in the second quarter for scores. Aaron Jones ran in a score from two yards out for the Packers’ other touchdown in the opening half.
The second half was a much different half for both teams – with the Colts out-scoring the Packers 17-0 to take a 31-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Three field goals from Blankenship and a touchdown pass from Phillip Rivers to Jack Doyle paved the way for the Colts to take the lead.
After the Packers turned the ball over on downs late in the game, the Colts failed to run out the clock, giving the ball back to the Packers with a chance to win or send the game into overtime. Rodgers then drove the team 86 yards in 10 plays to set up the game-tying field goal from Mason Crosby.
The Packers would get the first possession of overtime, but on the second play of the extra period, Marquez Valdes-Scantling would fumble giving the Colts the opportunity to win the game. Three plays later, Blankenship would make the game-winning field goal to send the Packers out of town with a loss.
Passing: Aaron Rodgers – 27/38, 311 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Aaron Jones – 10 carries, 41 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Davante Adams – 7 catches, 106 yards, 1 TD
Passing: Phillip Rivers – 24/36, 288 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Jonathan Taylor – 22 carries, 90 yards
Receiving: Michael Pittman Jr. – 3 catches, 66 yards, 1 TD
Green Bay drops to 7-3 with the loss and hosts the Chicago Bears next Sunday night. Kickoff is 7:20 PM.
Other NFC North Action:
Dallas 31, Minnesota 28
–Andy Dalton’s two-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz with under two minutes to play lifted the Cowboys over the Vikings in Minneapolis. Dalton threw three touchdowns in the win for the Cowboys, while his counterpart, Kirk Cousins also tossed three TD’s in the loss for the Vikings. Minnesota sees their three-game win streak snapped with the loss, and drops to 4-6 on the season. The Vikings host the Carolina Panthers next Sunday.
Carolina 20, Detroit 0
–The Lions were held to just 185 total yards of offense as they were shutout by the Panthers. Detroit drops to 4-6 on the season and will host Houston on Thanksgiving Day.