Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
Reggie Wayne scores on a four-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck, and the Indianapolis Colts take the lead over the Green Bay Packers with just 35 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
A two-point conversion on a run by Donald Brown pushes the lead to 30-27.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby missed a 51-yard field goal with :03 left on the clock that would have forced overtime, and the Colts win.
:03 in the 4th quarter
Kicker Mason Crosby wasn't even close on a 51-yard field goal attempt to tie the ball game and force overtime.
:35 in the 4th quarter
In the Packers' favor is they have two timeouts remaining.
All they need is a field goal to force overtime, but the odds are not in their favor.
0:39 in the 4th quarter
If the Colts score, the Packers will not have much time to operate.
It might come down to the Packers coming up with a stop or forcing a turnover.
A field goal here does the Colts no good. It's touchdown or bust as Indianapolis is down by five points.
With two minutes remaining, it comes down to Colts offense against the Packers defense. Whoever wins should determine the outcome of the game.
4:06 in the 4th quarter
Two heroes emerge for the Packers:
- James Jones scores two touchdowns in back-to-back weeks.
- Alex Green has a 41-yard rush to set up the Packers touchdown.
Here's a grim reality for Packers fans from Bleacher Report's own Aaron Nagler...
22 unanswered points. Offense out of sorts. Even if the Packers win this game, Packers fans will be miserable all week.— Aaron Nagler (@Aaron_Nagler) October 7, 2012
6:07 in the 4th quarter
In the first half, it was the Packers getting to Andrew Luck while the Colts couldn't generate any pressure of their own.
The tide has turned in the second half as the Colts have five second half sacks to the Packers' zero.
The burden of getting back into this game now falls on Packers defense who will have to stop Andrew Luck and the Colts defense if they want another shot at getting the ball back and winning the game.
8:04 in the 4th quarter
Andrew Luck did his part. Now Aaron Rodgers will get his turn.
Rodgers does not have a good track record when it comes to mounting fourth-quarter comebacks.
However, Rodgers did direct a fourth-quarter drive to take the lead last week against the Saints.
This has been an exciting one.
11:27 in the 4th quarter
Time to see what Andrew Luck is really made of. Starting the current drive from his own 15-yard line, the Colts have a long drive ahead of them if they want to take the lead.
12:32 in the 4th quarter
Robert Mathis beat Packers tight end Tom Crabtree around the edge for a sack, but the question that might be asked is, why aren't the Packers running the football?
The Packers need to run some time off the clock.
13:08 in the 4th quarter
The Packers got their first defensive turnover of the game from rookie cornerback Casey Hayward.
The turnover margin previously favored the Colts, but the timing couldn't have been any better for the Packers to even it up.
14:52 in the 4th quarter
Arians looks a little smarter now than he did just minutes ago as the Colts defense holds the Packers to a three-and-out and gains back possession of the football.
The way things have been going in the second half, it's hard to envision the Packers stopping the Colts, but we wait and see.
Start of 4th quarter
There's a rule of thumb that you should never go for a two-point conversion until absolutely necessary, but one that coaches seemingly always break as they look to gain momentum.
If the Packers score a touchdown, a two-point lead will be made a nine-point lead.
It's easy to look at a failed two-point conversion in hindsight, but I wouldn't have gone for it if I were Bruce Arians.
:23 in the 3rd quarter
Reaction to the defensive pass interference by Packers cornerback Sam Shields from the Green Bay media...
Pass interference on Shields. Dude can't catch a break— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) October 7, 2012
How on earth is that DEFENSIVE pass interference?#Packers— Lance Allan (@lanceallan) October 7, 2012
Sam Shields cannot catch a break. How is he supposed to cover guys? His best defensive work this year has been routinely penalized.— Packers RapidReports (@CBSPackers) October 7, 2012
2:33 in the 3rd quarter
Colts defensive lineman Martin Tevaseu was seen being carted off the field with an unspecified injury.
Not to make light of the Tevaseu's injury, but the Colts have to be somewhat relieved that it's just not another injury to their offensive line or secondary.
3:17 in the 3rd quarter
Each kicker has now missed a long field goal.
Mason Crosby misses his first field goal of the season, a 52-yarder, and the Colts are still within one score of the Packers.
It will be interesting to see if and when the Colts go for a two-point conversion should they manage to score.
5:08 in the 3rd quarter
Since Jermichael Finley has come out of the football game due to injury, the Packers have started to get D.J. Williams involved.
Williams now has two catches for 20 yards, including one for a recent first down.
8:01 in the 3rd quarter
Tramon Williams may or may not have intercepted Andrew Luck, depending on the outcome of the review.
If the call holds up, the Packers can consider themselves lucky. Nothing has gone in their favor this second half.
10:08 in the 3rd quarter
Momentum appears to be on the Colts' side after forcing the Packers to punt.
Concern on the Green Bay sideline is on tight end Jermichael Finley who appears to have hurt his shoulder.
With Cedric Benson and B.J. Raji already out, the Packers are a hurting unit this particular Sunday.
11:06 in the 3rd quarter
Credit Andrew Luck, despite being pressured heavily throughout the game, he has yet turn the ball over.
If Luck can continue to protect the football, the Colts will stand a good chance of staying in this football game.
13:19 in the 3rd quarter
In a rare occurrence, a back-shoulder throw from Aaron Rodgers does not work.
A pass intended for James Jones has been intercepted by Jerraud Powers.
It the Colts keep playing opportunistic football, they might be able to get back into this game.
Another difference in the game, the Packers are getting to the quarterback and the Colts aren't.
The Packers have four sacks and six quarterback hits in the first half compared to one of each for the Colts.
Credit goes to the Packers offensive line for doing a good job stopping any pass rush from the Colts.
On the other hand, the Colts need to get some semblance of a pass rush if they want to slow Rodgers down.
Here's a stat on a Gary, Ind. native from Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette...
That Neal sack was his second career and first since his second NFL game in 2010 (10-10-10 against Washington)— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) October 7, 2012
Simply put, the Packers are getting it done when it counts and the Colts aren't.
The Packers have converted three of six third downs, while the Colts have only converted three of 11. And Indianapolis is zero for one on fourth down.
:36 in the 2nd quarter
The Fox announcers are citing some pretty ugly statistics about two Packers. It sounds like over the course of the last two seasons, tight end Jermichael Finley is leading the NFL in dropped passes and defensive back Charles Woodson is leading the league in holding penalties.
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