GREEN BAY PACKERS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (FOX)
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. est October 7th
WHERE: Lucas Oil Field
TV: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play) and Brian Billick (analyst), with Laura Okmin on the sidelines for FOX.
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog
QB AARON RODGERS has won 5 of past 6 starts vs. AFC (incl. SB). Had 116.1 rating in 2011 vs. AFC. Packers are 23-0 when Rodgers starts & has 115+ rating, incl. last week. Had 4 TD passes in Week 4 & Packers are 8-0 when Rodgers has 4+
RB CEDRIC BENSON rushed for TD in last game vs. Ind. (10/16/11 with Cin.)
WR JORDY NELSON had 8 catches for 93 yards & TD last week. Has TD in 4 of past 5 vs. AFC (incl. SB).
WR GREG JENNINGS has TD in 4 of past 5 vs. AFC (incl. SB) & has 5 TDs in those 5.
WR JAMES JONES had 2 TDs last week.
WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 200+ KR (205), 100+ PR (108), 150+ rec. (162) & 25+ rush (48) yards.
TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY ties for 6th among TEs with 19 rec
Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS leads NFL with 15 INTs.
Since joining GB in 2006, DB CHARLES WOODSON has 38 INTs (2nd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL).
LB CLAY MATTHEWS had sack last week & ranks 2nd in NFL with 7 sacks
From the Dope Sheet:
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts:
- All-time regular season: 20-20-1
- All-time postseason: 1-0
- All-time, in Indianapolis: 0-3-0
- Streaks: The teams have split their last six regular-season meetings, dating back to 1988.
- Last meeting, regular season, in Indianapolis: Sept. 26, 2004, Colts won, 45-31
THE PACKERS-COLTS SERIES
- The rivalry dates back to 1953, when the Colts were in Baltimore and played the Packers twice per season from 1953-1966.
- The most memorable game in that stretch came in the 1965 Western Conference Championship at Lambeau Field, won by the Packers 13-10 in overtime, the first sudden-death game in franchise history. Don Chandler’s disputed FG at the end of regulation tied the game and led the NFL to raise the uprights the following year.
- The two clubs met just four times over a 20-year period (1992-2011), but staged two shootouts, both in Indianapolis, in that time. On Nov. 16, 1997, the Colts prevailed 41-38 on a FG at the end of regulation, handing the Packers their last loss that season until Super Bowl XXXII, vs. Denver. Then on Sept. 26, 2004, the Colts won again, 45-31, as Brett Favre and Peyton Manning combined for 753 passing yards and nine TDs.
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Oct. 19, 2008, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 34-14.
- Safeties Nick Collins (62 yards) and Aaron Rouse (99 yards) both ran back interceptions for touchdowns as Green Bay won going away.
- QB Aaron Rodgerswas an efficient 21-of-28 for 186 yards and a TD, a 12-yarder to TE Donald Lee early in the second quarter that gave the Packers the lead for good.
- RB Ryan Grant carried the ball 31 times for 105 yards and a TD.
- Colts QB Peyton Manning was 21-of-42 for 229 yards and the two INTs. RB Dominic Rhodes rushed for 73 yards and two TDs.
PACKERS VISIT COLTS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2004
- Green Bay kicks off a stretch of three consecutive road games by visiting a Colts club coming off its bye, the Packers’ first visit to Indianapolis since 2004.
- It will be the Packers’ first regular-season game at Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened in 2008. Green Bay played at the stadium during the 2011 preseason.
- Sunday will mark just the fifth meeting between the teams over the past 21 seasons (1992-2012). The teams have split the four meetings since ’92, with each club winning two games at home.
- Those four contests were some high-scoring affairs, with the teams combining for 253 points, an average of 63.3 points per game.
- The last meeting between the clubs came at Lambeau Field on Oct. 19, 2008, a 34-14 victory for the Packers.
- This will be just the fourth visit to Indianapolis by the Packers since the Colts relocated there from Baltimore in 1984. Green Bay is 0-3 in Indianapolis. The Packers’ last road victory against the Colts came on September 22, 1974, a 20-13 win at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.
- The Packers hold a 21-20-1 edge in the all-time series, which includes their 13-10 overtime win over the Colts on Dec. 26, 1965, in the Western Conference Championship at Lambeau Field, the first sudden-death game in Packers history.
- Green Bay improved to 2-2 this season with a 28-27 win over New Orleans on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers have won 19 of their last 22 regular-season games (.864), the best record in the league over that span.
- It marked the Packers’ first one-point win since a 21-20 victory over Tampa Bay at Lambeau Field on Nov. 4, 2001.
- Following Sunday’s contest against the Colts, Green Bay will travel to Houston and St. Louis for its next two games, the first time it has played three straight road contests since 1998 (Weeks 10-12).
- The Packers and the Houston Texans (Weeks 12-14) are the only teams in the league with three consecutive road games on the 2012 schedule.
- Including playoffs, Green Bay is 10-2 (.833) away from Lambeau Field over its last 12 games. The Packers have won seven of their last nine regular-season road contests.
Official Injury Report:
|Davon House||CB||Shoulder||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Greg Jennings||WR||Groin||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|
|M.D. Jennings||S||Neck||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|T.J. Lang||G||--||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Ryan Pickett||DT||Shoulder||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Sean Richardson||S||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
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