Indianapolis Colts Report Card

See how graded the Indianapolis Colts after their disappointing performance in a 34-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field Sunday.


The statistics aren't pretty. QB Peyton Manning hit on just 21 of 42 passes for 229 yards with two interceptions, both of which were run back for touchdowns. Manning had a season-low 46.6 passer rating. WRs Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne combined for four catches for 35 yards. Indianapolis averaged just 10.9 yards per reception. Enough said.


RB Dominic Rhodes picked up a team-high 73 yards on 20 carries and scored both of the Colts' touchdowns. As a team, Indianapolis had 73 yards on 23 total rushing attempts. RB Joseph Addai missed the game with a hamstring injury, but Rhodes ran well enough when given the opportunity.


Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers was given all day to throw, and he completed 21 of 28 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown. He was not sacked, and the Colts had just three quarterback hits. Rodgers was able to complete passes to eight receivers, often moving around in the pocket in order to avoid any outside pressure.


It continues to be a major problem area. Packers RB Ryan Grant rushed for a game-high 105 yards on 31 carries and had one touchdown. The Colts limited Green Bay's running back to just 3.3 yards per carry. That was the good news. The bad news, though, was that Indianapolis couldn't get the Packers off the field in key situations and allowed them to control the tempo of the game.


The Colts' kickoff and punt coverage units did a pretty good job, allowing 8.7 yards on three punt returns and a minus-two yards on one kickoff return. P Hunter Smith averaged 46.5 yards, 40 yards net, on four punts. Rookie WR Pierre Garcon had four kickoff returns for a 17.5-yard average. PK Adam Vinatieri's only field-goal attempt, from 45 yards out, was blocked.


Through the first six games of the season, it's been hard to tell which Colts team was going to take the field each week. Just when it had appeared as if Indianapolis had started to turn things around with an impressive home win over Baltimore, a subpar performance against Green Bay left everybody scratching their heads and wondering what was going on. Now, the Colts must fix whatever ails them and do it quickly if they want to make another trip to the playoffs.

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