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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NFL : Toothless Colts in Tough Versus Packers

The Indianapolis Colts may be headed for the glue factory. They're in third place in the AFC South at 3-5 SU and 3-4-1 ATS, saddled with one of the worst defenses in football – and a former Pro Bowl quarterback who's performing like a league-average quarterback. Andrew Luck and the Colts are 7-point road dogs at press time for Sunday's game against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (4-3 SU, 4-2-1 ATS), kicking off at 4:25 PM ET on CBS.

There's been a lot of talk this year on how Rodgers hasn't been playing like his usual Pro-Bowl self, but Luck largely managed to avoid criticism, up until last week's 30-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (–3 away). Luck was 19-of-35 for 210 yards, connecting on just one of seven deep throws, and he got sacked six times behind an offensive line that's been much better at run blocking than pass protection.

The Packers’ defensive line, meanwhile, has been tremendous at stuffing both the run and the pass. As for Rodgers, he's only been sacked 14 times through Week 8, and the Colts’ front seven might not add to that total on Sunday.

NFL : Toothless Colts in Tough Versus Packers

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Andrew Luck got sacked six times last week, and he could taste the turf again this Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS) when the Indianapolis Colts visit Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Colts are getting seven points at press time with a total of 54.

While Luck's performance level for the Colts (3-5 SU, 3-4-1 ATS) has been limited behind a porous offensive line, the Packers (4-3 SU, 4-2-1 ATS) have dominated on defense, both against the run and the pass. They've also done a good job of protecting Rodgers, allowing just 14 sacks in seven games.

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