Packer Edge Colts: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Looking at Packers preseason win over Colts.

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1. QB Rodgers--he looked sharp completing 19 of 23 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions for a rating of 118.1. For the preseason, Rodgers has completed 34-of-43 passes for 375 yards and 3 touchdowns.

2. TE Taylor–he is great rookie special teams player and receiver.  He caught 3 passes for 24 yards and 1 touchdown. He caught the last-minute touchdown pass and the tying two-points pass to tie the game.  He has clearly moved up the roster ahead of rookie Williams and veteran Crabtree.

3. QB Harrell--he went from goat (interception led to Colts score) to hero. With the Packer trailing 21-13, he drove 73 yards in 11 plays culminating in 11 yard touchdown pass to rookie TE Taylor.  Then, he hit Taylor for the tying two-point conversion.  With the successful onside kick, he drove the Packers to field goal range. Then K Crosby kicked the winning 50 yard field goal as time expired.

4. Coach McCarthy–he made a great call getting the successful onside kick to set up the final winning offensive score.

5. TE Finley–returning to great form, he caught 4 passes for 41 yards and 1 great touchdown.


1. Secondary miscues–the secondary was shredded by backups. Safeties Burnett & Collins and fan favorite CB Bush were all guilty in big miscues. S Burnett looked awful blowing cover-2 coverage, biting on an underneath route, and leaving WR Wayne alone for an easy 57 yards touchdown.  Earlier, he got away with gross interference on a wide receiver with no call made. CB Bush is an old story failing in man-to-man coverage and getting beat for a touchdown on a corner route into the end zone to WR Brooks.

2. Running game–RB Grant looked pedestrian. He had 16 yards on 6 carries averaging only 2.6 ypc showing hesitation and no power running.

3. No-huddle offense--mixed performances with one touchdown on first series and one field goal in the next three no-huddle possessions with all three drives stopped by sacks. Overall, the No. 1 offense had five drives scoring one touchdown and a field goal.


1. Pass protection–in the first half, the first team gave up four sacks showing lapses in protection. LT Clifton had an awful game allowing two sacks and holding call to nullify a Packers touchdown. RG Sitton gave up a big DT Harris sack on another offensive series.

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