Packers-Colts Postgame Quotes

See what players and coaches from the Colts and Packers had to say after Green Bay's resounding, 34-14 win over Indianapolis Sunday.

Head coach Tony Dungy

On the loss:

"A very disappointing game obviously. This is kind of the way we have been all year. We have been up and down, and not consistent. We showed more of that today. Green Bay played smarter and sharper than we did, and consequently won the game by a big score."

On the high number of penalties:

"Way too many, we had the same thing last week. We have to get that straightened out. We have to play fundamentally sound and not have those mistakes. You aren't going to win that way."

On running back Dominic Rhodes:

"I thought Dom ran well. We just didn't have the ball enough on offense, and didn't get him a chance to run enough. That was really our fault for allowing some long drives."

On if Green Bay controlled the line of scrimmage:

"I don't know about that. I thought we had good pass protection. I thought when we had a chance to run, we had some holes. They ran pretty well, but nothing that we didn't expect. When we got them to third and longs we had penalties that kept drives going. In the first half we extended every drive for them, so I don't know if it was a matter of them dominating the line of scrimmage as much as it was them playing smarter and sharper than us."

Quarterback Peyton Manning:

On the inconsistency of the offense:

"We just need to play better. I need to play better and we need to try and find a way to get into the end zone. We need to try and find a way to keep the score even. Our offense needs to try and get the lead to help our defense out a little bit, and we didn't do our job offensively today."

On the difference in time of possession:

"Our job offensively is to do our job when we are on the field no matter when that is or how many times that is. It is our job to score points. We need to do that better. It is as simple as I can say it."

On how Green Bay's secondary contained Wayne and Harrison:

"With a lot of double coverage. When a team plays double coverage on first, second, and third down it makes them susceptible to run which we did in the first series. In the second half we got behind and were playing uphill. That plays to their strength. It is hard to run the ball in that situation. We have to find a way to beat the double coverage. I think Marvin and Reggie had two catches, and that is not what we want. We need to do a better job of getting the ball in their hands and giving them a chance to make plays. That is probably my fault."

Defensive tackle Raheem Brock:

On the loss:

"We just basically beat ourselves today with penalties. We never gave ourselves a chance. We try to get the ball to our offense as much as possible and not being able to get off the field just hurt us."

On Green Bay's offense:

"They kept us off balance and we kept ourselves off balance with penalties. Their whole team did a great job. We tip our hats to them. There isn't much else you can say."

Head coach Mike McCarthy

On the performance of the defense:

"I thought our defense was excellent today, along with the crowd. When you play great defense and having the crowd at Lambeau Field, that's what it looks like right there. And that's what we'll continue to talk about as a football team. The importance of winning home games, but the importance of utilizing Lambeau Field as a homefield advantage. I thought it was a great victory into the bye and I thought our defense was huge today."

On being aggressive early in the game, the onside kick and then going for it on fourth down in your own territory:

"Those are things during the course of the week, why you game plan, things you see on film, the approach you take into the game. I wanted to be aggressive from an offensive standpoint. Ball control was at a premium. We were able to accomplish that in the first half. It didn't go as well in the second half. But the ability to steal a series from their offense, we were very impressed with the way they played against Baltimore. We have a lot of respect for that group, and we were trust trying to be aggressive with those guys."

On QB Aaron Rodgers:

He's played very well. I thought he did an excellent job today taking what the defense gave him. The checkdowns were there, (Brandon) Jackson had a bunch of catches. Just the patience of going through reads. I thought he really trusted his footwork today. He didn't hold the ball. He stepped up very well. And that's what you're looking for. No turnovers against that defense, that's an accomplishment and that's something you look to do going forward.

Safety Aaron Rouse

On if he knew he had a touchdown upon intercepting Peyton Manning near the goal line:

"Most definitely, all I saw was green in front of me. Once I saw that real estate, I'm going to go and get it, nobody was going to catch me."

On the read he had on the play when he intercepted the pass:

"I got a good read on Peyton (Manning), just from watching film all week long. Once I saw that he was going to try to go outside to the corner, I made a break on it and pick-6 from there."

On the defense keeping the Colts at bay all game:

"We're playing with attitude now. I think that's something we need to be doing, playing with more attitude. We're playing with a sense of urgency out there. We're just trying to take over. When you come to Green Bay, Lambeau Field, it's our house, and we're just trying to take it over.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings

On the Packers offense dominating the time of possession:

"Well that's what we knew we had to do. Last week we were able to control the ball and the time of possession, we kept our defense fresh and they played phenomenal. They did the same thing today. Again, just control the time of possession, and the defense played their hearts out. The offense, we were able to run the ball and sustain drives."

On the offense wearing out the opposing defenses by the end of the game by controlling the ball:

"It's huge. It's huge. Anytime you can just wear a defense out and keep your defense fresh, number one, against an offense like that, you take their ability of what they do best away. You kind of eliminate that factor. That was the game plan going in, as far as the offensive side of the ball. And again, we gave our defense momentum because of what we were able to do as far as keeping the ball and keeping those guys fresh."

On Aaron Rodgers spreading the ball around to all of the receivers and running backs:

"It's exciting because you go out there and you study your game plan and you know he's going to get the ball around. He's not stuck on one guy, he's been spreading the ball around and that's the beauty of it. Everybody's going to get that opportunity and they know it, and we try to make the plays when we have the opportunity present itself."


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