GREEN BAY – The Packers entered the fourth quarter trailing the Colts by 11 points on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The opening drive of the second half didn’t go any better than the first half for the Packers. After moving to the Indy 32, a holding penalty preceded a sack. Then, the Packers caught a break when a roughing-the-passer penalty wiped out a Colts interception in the end zone, but Indy CB Darius Butler picked off QB Aaron Rodgers on the next play anyway, giving the ball back to the Colts.
The Packers’ defense responded with a three-and-out, and the offense got going again. Passes of 13 yards each to WR Jordy Nelson and WR Ty Montgomery was followed by a 25-yard catch-and-run by WR Jeff Janis to get into the red zone. The game was stopped briefly while a squirrel was running around at the south end of the field where the Packers were trying to score, and Green Bay’s drive also stalled. K Mason Crosby was good on a 26-yard field goal, and the Packers were within 24-13 with 1:46 left in the period.