GREEN BAY – The Colts drove 96 yards on the final possession of the first half to score a touchdown and take a 24-10 halftime lead over the Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
To start the second quarter, the Colts were at it again on the kickoff return. RB Jordan Todman opened the quarter by returning the Packers’ kickoff 61 yards to the Green Bay 45. RB Frank Gore had a run and a reception for 11 yards apiece, but the Packers’ defense stiffened in the red zone, and Colts K Adam Vinatieri made a 28-yard field goal to extend Indy’s lead to 17-10.
The Packers blew two huge chances for big gains on their next drive. On second down, QB Aaron Rodgers was off-target on a deep ball to an open WR Jordy Nelson. On the next snap, Rodgers deep throw for WR Jeff Janis was on target, but Janis dropped it. The ball appeared to hit his facemask before his hands as it was coming down.
The Colts got just one first down before S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and LB Nick Perry combined on a third-down sack to force a punt.
The Packers got across midfield on their next drive, with WR Ty Montgomery running twice for 21 yards, and TE Justin Perillo catching a 9-yard pass. But Rodgers was sacked on third down by former Packer Erik Walden, and P Jake Schum pinned the Colts on their own 4-yard line.
The Colts got out of trouble as Luck hit WR Phillip Dorsett for 13 yards on third-and-9 from their own 5. T.Y. Hilton then added a 17-yard grab. RB Robert Turbin ran for 7 yards to convert on third-and-2, and then Luck hit passes of 12 yards to TE Jack Doyle and 9 yards to Turbin. Luck ran it himself on a read-option to convert on third-and-1 to put the ball on the Green Bay 20. A 12-yard pass to Doyle was followed by an 8-yard TD pass to WR Donte Moncrief, and the Colts had driven 96 yards in 15 plays to score with just 11 ticks left on the clock.