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Colts vs. Packers: Week 9 First Half Game Updates and Discussion

Green Bay tries to improve to 5-3 at midseason, but needs a win over Indy to get there. Join APC in our game thread here to follow along.

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Today's game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts is expected to be a high-scoring affair - the over/under for the contest is 54.5. However, that would actually be a tick higher than the average scoring for each team, as the Packers average 24.5 points per game and the Colts come in at 26.

Perhaps injuries to both defenses are responsible for the big point total expected today; two starters are out for the Colts and another handful were game-time decisions, while the Packers' secondary is in flux as usual this season thanks to injuries to the cornerbacks.

The history between these two teams may be a part of the reason for the big line as well. The teams have played five times since 1997; the winning team has hit 30 points in all but one game, and only once did either side fall short of 20 points. Those games were in 2000 when the Packers won 26-24, and 2008 when they were 34-14 winners. In fact, the total points has exceeded 70 on two occasions (45-31 Colts in 2004 and 41-38 in 1997) and the last meeting was 57 in a 30-27 Colts win back in 2012.

This will be your game thread for the first half of this afternoon's game, so keep up to date with the game below and discuss in the comments.

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