The 3rd Man In

Packers vs. Colts: Preview and Prediction

When: 3:25 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wis.
Series: Tied, 21-21-1
Line: Packers by 7 1/2
Weather: Sunny, 60s

After falling to the Atlanta Falcons on the road in Week 8, the Green Bay Packers will look to return to winning ways when they face the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Despite having one of the game’s top young quarterbacks in Andrew Luck, the Colts are one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL with a 3-5 record this season.

Even with Luck playing at a MVP level, the Colts’ offensive line has allowed a league-high 31 sacks. Their defense is also brutal, registering a league worst two interceptions this season and ranking towards the bottom in points and yards allowed per game.

On the other sideline, the Packers offense is starting to return to elite form. Last week against the Falcons, Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns and 246 yards. He also led the Packers in rushing, tallying 60 yards on six carries.

Half way through the regular season, the Packers are 4-3 and on the outside looking in at the early playoff picture. Every game is important from here on out, especially against weaker opponents, if the Packers want to make the playoffs.

With both teams having weak overall defenses, expect a high scoring game. The Packers will pull out a home victory with Rodgers continuing his exceptional play for a third consecutive week.

Prediction: Packers 34, Colts 24

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