Too Little, Too Late: Why Green Bay Packers lost to Indianapolis Colts
By Kenn Korb
Starting off on the wrong foot
It did not take long for things to go south in this one; in fact, it was literally on the first play of the game.
Mason Crosby kicked the ball off for what seemed to be a routine opening kickoff; unlike most, however, this one was taken to the house.
Jordan Todman took the ball straight through the coverage unit, breaking past everybody without even getting touched on his way to an easy touchdown return.
Everything went wrong on this particular play for the Packers. Crosby landed the kick towards the middle of the field; based on the coverage which was called — an overload look to their right side of the field — that was not conducive to the plan.
From there, only two guys were even towards the left once Todman was bringing up the ball; both ended up blocked. With the whole side walled off, Todman bursted towards his right side of the field with nobody anywhere close to being able to stop him.
With that, not even :15 had gone off the clock yet Green Bay found themselves down in a 7-0 hole.
This was the first of many metaphorical punches in the mouth, completely knocking Green Bay on its collective backside in a game they probably expected to win handily.