The first half was defined by turnovers early on, as the teams traded fumbles on each of their first offensive series. The Packers lost the ball on a bad snap by Corey Linsley before Raven Greene punched the ball out of Mo Alie-Cox’s hands on the ensuing Colts drive. The Packers converted on their next series, with Aaron Rodgers finding Robert Tonyan for a 25-yard touchdown to open the scoring.
Rodgers would throw a pick later in the first half, but he had another pair of touchdown passes, one each to Davante Adams and Jamaal Williams. Aaron Jones added a short scoring run to account for the other touchdown in the game for Green Bay. Rodgers finished the half 13 of 16 for 160 yards, and his deep bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling drew a 51-yard pass interference penalty on Rock Ya-Sin to set up Williams’ score with just a few seconds remaining in the second quarter.
The Packers’ defense, meanwhile, got an interception from Christian Kirksey on a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage by Billy Winn. The Packers’ defense so far has kept the Colts’ running game in check, with Indianapolis picking up just 43 yards on 13 carries. Philip Rivers has made some big plays in this game, however, especially on third downs, as he currently sits 12-for-17 for 153 yards, two scores, and the pick.
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