3 takeaways from Packers’ collapse vs. Colts in Week 11

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Three takeaways from the Packers’ overtime loss.

When your team is simply outperformed by a talented opponent you can accept it, learn from it, and move on. Those days happen. This was not one of those days. The Green Bay Packers set the foundations for an impressive victory with a two-touchdown lead at the break.

Then they made mistake after mistake in the second half to allow the Indianapolis Colts back into the game. Make constant errors against talented teams and you’ll lose more often than not.

The Packers’ third loss of the season might be their most disappointing yet.

They were outclassed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It happens. They were upset by the Minnesota Vikings at home. It’s a divisional game; it happens. But here, they were in command against another playoff contender but threw the game away with their own mistakes.

The Colts deserve credit for their second-half adjustments and impressive defensive play, but the Packers sure made life easy for them at times. There’s a lot to break down from the game, but I’ll keep it down to three points. What did we learn from this frustrating loss?

Here are three takeaways for the Packers in their defeat to the Colts in Week 11.