Colts beat Packers in wild overtime contest

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In a game that saw a little of everything, the Colts and Packers went back and forth all day before a Green Bay fumble in overtime set up the Colts’ game-winning field goal.

The Colts trailed 28-14 at halftime, but they dominated the second half to take a 31-28 lead. However, they failed to put the game away after stopping the clock with a whopping six penalties on a late drive when they were trying to ice the game. Eventually, the Colts had to punt back to the Packers, Aaron Rodgers got Green Bay into field goal range with an incredible 47-yard completion to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and it went into overtime tied at 31.

In overtime, however, a Valdes-Scantling fumble handed the Colts the ball in field goal range, and the Colts got a 34-31 win.

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers completed 24 of 36 passes for 288 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, while Rodgers completed 27 of 38 passes for 311 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

The win made Indianapolis 7-3 and kept the Colts atop the AFC South. The Packers fall to 7-3, and although they still lead the NFC North, today’s loss deals a major blow to their hope to earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

This was one of the most exciting games of this NFL season, and fans can only hope the Colts and Packers have more games like this as they jockey for playoff position down the stretch.

86 responses to “Colts beat Packers in wild overtime contest

  1. The colts are a great football team. No shame in losing to good football teams (Unlike the Cowboys).

    MVS has to go.

  2. Packers can’t play one win teams ever week , even though it seems like they have.

    1-2 vs teams with winning records. That’s how you get bounced in the playoffs them it will be another off season of every one making excuses for Rogers.

  3. C’mon Packers, get your “D” together!! No reason on earth why you should have lost this game!!!

  4. Once again Aaron Rodger’s doesn’t get it done. He might have better stat’s, but he’ll never be Brett Favre. Green Bay would be 10-0 with prime or even past-his-prime Favre at QB

  5. The Colts played an absolutely dominant game after halftime. If it wasn’t for 5 consecutive holding calls on their drive to close out the game, this would not have even gone to overtime. They are fun to watch, while still playing old-school football. People give Rivers a lot of grief but he has been playing lights out for the Colts, you can tell he really enjoys playing for them. Anyone who thinks they are going to be an easy out in the playoffs is sorely mistaken.

  6. My old heart can’t take too many more like this. I feel like this was a game we should have won but hard to do with that many turnovers. And what was with our playcalling on 3rd and 1 and 4th and 1!? Run Williams, pick up the first. Why the hell are we passing on those downs? Hard to be mad at MVS after that game saving catch but losing that ball in ot is just inexcusable.

  7. Well if the packers can play the Texans or Jaguars in the playoffs there may be hope. If not bounced out in first round.

  8. Anyone watching this game can’t tell me those refs weren’t doing EVERYTHING they could to let Rodgers have a chance at winning the game….I know it’s impossible to prove but ever since gambling became legal these games have a funny feel to them

  9. We all know the trolls won’t let the 80-something yard game-tying drive or the MVS fumble stop them from blaming Rodgers for the L.

  10. Rodgers ld an 80-something yard drive to force OT and MVS fumbled the game away, but it won’t be long until the haters start blaming Rodgers for the L.

  11. Any day the Green Bay Cheese Cheaters lose is a great day. Whether or not this is Ewwin Wawgers’ fault matters not. He is the loser and his team has been way overvalued all year. I’m sure his sycophants will whine that if only he had another wide receiver, the outcome would have been better for them. Let them believe that. Reality suggests this team has been playing on borrowed time all year.

  12. Many Packer fans considered this game a litmus test to gauge the team. When it was said and done they lost. But they still hung 31 points on the number 1 defense in the league and lost on a FG in overtime. Defense did good in the first half but got gassed when the offense stalled in the second half. Games almost always come down to turnovers and unfortunately GB lost that battle.
    A loss is a loss, but I feel a whole lot better about this one and the teams path than after the Bucs or Vikings games.
    They may not be no 1 in the conference anymore, but they’re still no 1 in the division.
    Bring on the Bears. Rodgers will be looking to take this loss out on somebody.

  13. Couldn’t hardly watch last 3 min of regulation. 6 penalties in a row on 6 plays in a row. Several more in that time span as well, but 6 in a row isvjust so disruptive to pleasure of watching.

  14. Good Deal! the Packers are WAY overrated!
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    We had 4 turnovers and still took it to ot against the best D in the league. These two teams play again, you’d be a fool to bet the colts.

  15. The Packers never fail to disappoint against teams with winning records. Yes, that includes Rodgers as well.

  16. Anyone watching this game can’t tell me those refs weren’t doing EVERYTHING they could to let Rodgers have a chance at winning the game….
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    Even though every hold was clearly shown on replay? What’s the rationale here, do it often enough and the refs will eventually stop calling it?

  17. I laugh at those who are blaming Aaron Rodgers for this loss. The Colts defense and the Packers turnovers were the reasons for this loss.
    Hats off to the Colts. They are the only team I think matches up to the Steelers on both sides of the ball. As good as the Chiefs can be, they don’t play defense as well as the Colts and Steelers do.
    The Packers defense is their Achilles heel as usual. The offense is plenty good enough to win, but the Packers defense and their special teams will be their undoing unless they can come up with a miracle to fix them.
    It’s not a disgrace to get beaten by a team as good as the Colts are. I would love to see them play against the Steelers in the AFC title game.

  18. The traditionally horrific packer defense strikes again …..ron coyote is rolling over in his grave.
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    Lol, your team just lost to the two win Cowboys and you’re in here smack talking. What a dope.

  19. calvinhobbes says:
    November 22, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    The Dolts didn’t beat the Packers, the Packers beat themselves.
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    Yet, when the records are tabulated to determine playoff seeding, the Packers will still get an L.

  20. ariani1985 says:
    November 22, 2020 at 7:59 pm
    The traditionally horrific packer defense strikes again …..ron coyote is rolling over in his grave

    xxxxxx

    Your team lost to a 1 win team with its backup qb and scrubs at o line

  21. tombombadill says:
    November 22, 2020 at 7:57 pm
    LOL DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHOKE!!!! Most overrated team in the NFL. Pathetic.
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    Can’t hear you at the top of the division.

  22. I love how in the comments are saying gb is a fraud. What part isfraud is losing to 7-3 team in ot ?

  23. harianus1985 says:
    November 22, 2020 at 8:10 pm
    Rogers, the best crappy Quarterback in the league
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    who?

  24. While all those holding calls against the Colts on that last drive were legit, the thing that bothered me was watching Rodgers line get away with blatant holds on his last game-tying drive, one in the end zone that would’ve resulted in a safety if called correctly. I don’t mind officials calling penalties if they apply the same standard for both teams. But this time they appeared to be favoring the Packers consistently.

  25. Cant blame this one on Aaron. He had them in prime position to win. MVS sorry this ones on you. Youre taught in JR league 2 hands on the ball. MVS is a track star in the wrong profession. Not trying to be be mean but thats just the truth.

  26. No one is talking about the two fumbles in the last 18 minutes that Rodgers had nothing to do with. He drove down the field with precision when it mattered the most and tied the game to send it into overtime. But, again, people are just going to blame him because that’s what you do when your team loses. Also, shout-out to the colts offensive line for holding 3+ people on every play. You can all complain about it but even the announcers agreed they were rightfully penalized.

  27. Robbed by Officiating again. Robbed of a Fumble Return TD when it was wrongly Overturned & the Fumble in OT was an Incomplete Pass. Goodell needs to fire that entire staff on the spot.

  28. I’ve been patient enough with MVS’ inconsistency. Hope he’s gone next year. The good does not outweigh the bad.

  29. I watch a lot of football and that Shawn Hochuli crew throws more flags than any other crew I’ve watched. I cringe when I see they’re doing a game ☹️

  30. I didn’t see the game but S/O to the colts for overcoming National Football Entertainment. Like I said… we’re in same boat.

  31. As a Colts season holder since the Mayflower (1984) and the Pack is my my favorite NFC team – but since 1984 they have never won in Indy – even when we were terrible

  32. Don’t humor the Vikings fans. Their team won’t even make the playoffs 😂

    They only want to sew seeds of doubt. 4-6 😂 😂 😂

  33. packmangamble says:
    November 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    C’mon Packers, get your “D” together!! No reason on earth why you should have lost this game!!!
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    Scoring three points in the second half could be a reason

  34. The last time the visiting Packers beat the Colts was in 1974 while they were still playing in Baltimore.

  35. Yeah refs tried to give GB the game while missing the most obvious face mask call of all-time that occurred against Aaron Jones….GB had 4 turnovers and less than half the amount of time of possession that IND had in the second half, and The Packers barely lost. At the end of the day, no one in the division won, despite our NFC foes playing 2-and-3 win teams . No harm done there, and we lost to an AFC team which doesn’t hurt us in tiebreakers in the conference standings. It was a good week to lose, but it SUCKS to lose.
    Go Pack Go

  36. After the Colts get flagged 6 times in a row, packer fan Karen Carpenter complains that the Colts were not flagged enough for holding. packer fans, most ignorant fans in the NFL. And that’s not just me saying that, packer fans have been voted most ignorant 5 years in a row by the NFL.

  37. Mostly everything covered above, including the pathetic purple trollers repeating their nonsense. Particularly agree with whomever mentioned the 4th and 1 playcall.

    Green Bay is better than they were last season, on offense and at linebacker, but not good enough. They would need to play near perfect football to beat any team after the wild-card round – and I see nothing to make me think this group can play sixty minutes like that.

  38. Huge game for Rivers and the Colts next week against the Titans … chance to control the division.

  39. Colts got annilated by terrible officiating all game long and still won. We all know the NFL wanted green bay to win. Pathetic that a team has to beat the refs as well. Such a 1 sided joke of an officiating affair against the colts it is pathetic

  40. Rodrigo Blankenship is sort of like Buddy Holly and Brandon Burlsworth. He’s going to make nerd glasses cool.

  41. Colts up 3 inside the GB 40 with 1st and 10 and 1:50 on the clock
    GB had only two timeouts left after stopping the clock on Indy’s 4 and 3 conversation for the 1st down.

    Reich calls pass on 1st down (incomplete/stops clock) 2nd down 4yd run leaving 1:44 on clock after GB uses 2nd timeout. Then Reich doubles down and passes on 3rd down (incomplete/stops clock) instead of making GB burn it’s last timeout. Giving HOF QB Rodgers roughly a 1:40 with a timeout only down 3 points. Easily enough time to drive down and put his team in position for the TD but had to settle for the OT forcing FG

    That was horrible clock management

  42. Colts got annilated by terrible officiating all game long and still won. We all know the NFL wanted green bay to win. Pathetic that a team has to beat the refs as well. Such a 1 sided joke of an officiating affair against the colts it is pathetic
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    And everytime after the call they showed the hold on replay. Everyone was rightfully called. I can admit GB shot themselves in the foot today and lost… perhaps time for you to do the same instead of blaming the officials. (PS the refs missed a critical facemask call against IND with 3 minutes left that would’ve got GB near field-goal range)

  43. Colts got annilated by terrible officiating all game long and still won. We all know the NFL wanted green bay to win. Pathetic that a team has to beat the refs as well. Such a 1 sided joke of an officiating affair against the colts it is pathetic
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    And everytime after the call they showed the hold on replay. Everyone was rightfully called. I can admit GB shot themselves in the foot today and lost… perhaps time for you to do the same instead of blaming the officials. (PS the refs missed a critical facemask call against IND with 3 minutes left that would’ve got GB near field-goal range)

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    At best the facemask should’ve been offsetting because Lucas Patrick was holding the defensive tackle. Right next to the ball. They also messed a terrible holding call on the long pass they put the Packers back in the game. The Packers lost his game because they couldn’t move the ball in the second half. Typical. Three points in the second half aint going to get it done.

  44. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 22, 2020 at 7:57 pm
    The colts are a great football team. No shame in losing to good football teams (Unlike the Cowboys).

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    How much shame is there in losing at home to the team that lost to the Cowboys? I’m just curious.

  45. This game was about halftime adjustments and toughness. Colts won both. Green Bay better get it together if they want to sow fear in their opponents come playoff time. This team needs more tough guys.

    A Packers fan….

  46. Boy howdy, this game was something else. It was like GB after halftime didn’t want it anymore, even with EXTREME help from the officiating crew.
    I watched this game with a group of 8 people. None fans of either team, and we could not believe how the calls were made to aid GB. As a Bills fan, I’ve felt that feeling of trying to beat the opponent as well as the refs all too often.. Cudo’s to Indy for overcoming both and taking the much deserved W.

  47. Boy howdy, this game was something else. It was like GB after halftime didn’t want it anymore, even with EXTREME help from the officiating crew.
    I watched this game with a group of 8 people.
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    Great. You’re the reason we’re not supposed to see family this holiday season. Thanks a lot.

  48. Packers don’t beat good teams. This year the record of opponents this year after the packers win is 7-28. Not a really impressive stat or schedule.

  49. We lost to a good team and have big problems on defense.
    I’m not hanging my head.

    I do chuckle at all the people who fixate on the myth that the Officals
    always favor GB.
    People that don’t understand statistical probability, logic and the concept of an average.

    They all seem to be from the purple tribe with an empty trophy case.
    But they sure do celebrate a few wild card banners hanging in their home stadium.

  50. joshuatolle8948 says:
    November 22, 2020 at 10:34 pm
    Boy howdy, this game was something else. It was like GB after halftime didn’t want it anymore, even with EXTREME help from the officiating crew.
    I watched this game with a group of 8 people. None fans of either team, and we could not believe how the calls were made to aid GB. As a Bills fan, I’ve felt that feeling of trying to beat the opponent as well as the refs all too often.. Cudo’s to Indy for overcoming both and taking the much deserved W.

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    That’s debatable. As a Bills fan, I feel we were handed the Rams game on a silver platter with a very ticky tack DPI call in the final seconds of the game. Every team gets good and bad calls

  51. Last week the officials even blocked for a Packers TD when they win by 4 points, this week a parade of yellow flags on one of the best offensive lines in football get’s Aaron Rodgers the ball back to force overtime . Last year they win multipole games from bad calls esp. the Detroit game on MNF.

    Yet everything is ok and the calls go both ways wow

  52. Three things sticking out to me about the Packers right now.

    First, LaFleur is a terrible second half coach. He consistently gets outmaneuvered after halftime, and Green Bay almost always blows early leads.

    Second, Pettine’s defense is a disgrace. The Packers can’t stop the run. They can’t pressure the quarterback. When a team is in third-and-long, they have Green Bay right where they want them.

    Third, Aaron Rodgers has Davante Adams tunnel vision. The last meaningful play of regulation, there was a tight end running free for what should have been the game-winning score. But Rodgers had already decided to go to #17 no matter what, and basically threw the ball away. He does that on a regular basis, and every time he does, the play falls apart.

  53. What cracks me up, is that this is a post about the game between Green Bay and Indianapolis. With how the Packer fans are dealing with their loss hangover, you’d think they just played the Vikings again.. seems to be more mention of them than the Colts! Aha. And yes, the Vikings did lose to Dallas at home. So? The Packers lost to the Vikings at home. A bad Vikings team, at that.

  54. What cracks me up, is that this is a post about the game between Green Bay and Indianapolis. With how the Packer fans are dealing with their loss hangover, you’d think they just played the Vikings again.. seems to be more mention of them than the Colts! Aha. And yes, the Vikings did lose to Dallas at home. So? The Packers lost to the Vikings at home. A bad Vikings team, at that.

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    And GB is still in first place in division, 3rd in conference. MN fans are always so envious.

  55. Usually Right says:
    November 22, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Packers don’t beat good teams.

    +++++

    They beat the current #1 seed in the NFC who have gone on to win 8 straight games. So there’s that.

    I’m sure that doesn’t count because it was early in the season.

  56. And GB is still in first place in division, 3rd in conference.

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    If the bar is set at NFC N Championship they’re doing great. However most team’s bar is set at the SB.

  57. Well thank goodness the Packers spent their day one draft picks on a backup QB, a backup RB and a 3rd string TE or they wouldn’t have been able to keep this game as close as it was.

  58. Ridiculous that on the first possession of OT one team needs a TD to win but the other only needs a FG. Time to go to NCAA rules.

  59. calvinhobbes says:
    November 24, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Ridiculous that on the first possession of OT one team needs a TD to win but the other only needs a FG. Time to go to NCAA rules.

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    If the first team with possession in OT scores a touchdown, the game is over. If they kick a field goal, the other team needs to kick a field goal on their first possession to keep the game going or a touchdown to win. If that first team fails to score, the next score wins the game.

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