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

Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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2. Packers only have themselves to blame

The Colts seemingly did everything they could to give the Packers the game with eight penalties for 116 yards as well as two turnovers. But the Packers weren’t willing to accept the gift and continued to get in their own way.

It’s hard to win football games when you turn the ball over four times.

Green Bay made the perfect start with Aaron Rodgers hitting Davante Adams for a 33-yard connection on the first play from scrimmage. Rodgers then found Allen Lazard for eight yards. Just like that, they had the ball at the Colts’ 38-yard line. Then came a botched snap to turn the ball over. Fortunately, the Colts fumbled moments later.

Rodgers would later be intercepted with the game tied at 7-7. Luckily, a field goal was missed to keep the game tied.

The next two turnovers had a bigger impact. After giving up a game-tying field goal, Darrius Shepherd fumbled on the kickoff return, leading to a Colts’ field goal to lead the game. Last of all, Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s overtime fumble set the Colts up for another field goal, this time the game-winner.

The Packers did a lot well on Sunday but they left too many points on the board and gave the ball away far too often. Four turnovers and seven penalties is not the formula to win football games.