GREEN BAY – A back-and-forth first quarter ended with the Packers trailing the Colts, 14-10, on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Colts got on the board on the opening kickoff, as RB Jordan Todman returned it 99 yards for a touchdown. It was 7-0 right away.
The Packers answered with a field goal on their opening drive. WR Ty Montgomery broke off a 24-yard run on the first play, and QB Aaron Rodgers hit TE Richard Rodgers on back-to-back passes for gains of 12 and 22 yards to make it first-and-goal. A sack by LB Lavar Edwards helped stall the drive, though, and K Mason Crosby was good from 34 yards out to bring Green Bay within 7-3 with 10:46 left in the period.
Green Bay got the ball right back, as S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepted Luck and returned it 20 yards to the Indy 29. DT Mike Daniels hit Luck in the pocket and that might have taken some steam off the throw.
The Packers couldn’t capitalize, though. A three-and-out was followed by Crosby missing wide left from 48 yards out, keeping the score 7-3.
The Colts got right back to work, as Luck hit WR Phillip Dorsett for 15 yards and WR T.Y. Hilton for 20 to get into scoring range. Hilton added a 5-yard reception, and then TE Dwayne Allen caught a 15-yard pass over the middle against tight coverage from S Morgan Burnett to convert on third-and-5. On first-and-goal from the 7, RB Frank Gore took a pitch to the left and waltzed untouched into the end zone for a 14-3 Colts lead with 4:28 left in the quarter.
The Packers went three-and-out, and the Colts took over on their own 13, but three plays later, Clinton-Dix got his second interception of the game when Luck threw high for TE Jack Doyle.
From the Indy 47, this time the Packers converted. Rodgers scrambled for 12 yards, hit TE Rodgers for 9 yards, and then with a free play as the Colts jumped offside, he found WR Jordy Nelson for a 26-yard TD. Nelson took the ball away from CB Darius Butler near the pylon for the score. That was the final play of the first quarter.