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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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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3. Clean up the mistakes and look at the positives

This performance is about as frustrating as it gets. The game was there to be won but the Packers crumbled in the second half. But the game is done now. The result is what it is.

Now it’s time to fix the issues and move on. After a disappointing result, let’s take a look at some of the results.

First of all, the Packers didn’t lose their cushion at the top of the NFC North. The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Dallas Cowboys (thanks, Mike McCarthy) and the Detroit Lions were shutout by the Carolina Panthers. If the Packers take care of business against the Chicago Bears next week, they’ll have a three-game lead in the division with only five games to go.

Need another positive? Green Bay is still in a great position with a 7-3 record and a four-game stretch that could (and probably should) lead them to 11-3. First is a game against the Bears, then the 3-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field, the 4-6 Lions on the road, and the 4-7 Panthers at home.

Stop turning the ball over, get back on track in the next four weeks and close out this playoff push. A tough loss on Sunday, but at least it came against an AFC opponent.

This one will sting for a while but the Packers are still well set in the NFC.