Sunday, November 22, 2020, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m. ET
Packers at Colts Betting Preview: Packers (+2,5/-105), Colts (-2.5/-115)
Green Bay Packers
Co-owners of the NFC’s best record despite steady injury concerns, the Packers (7-2) may have close to a full complement at their disposal. Receiver Allen Lazard was activated from injured reserve this week following his recovery from recent core-muscle surgery, while fellow receiver Davante Adams is expected to suit up after aggravating a previous ankle injury in the Packers’ 24-20 home win against Jacksonville in Week 10.
The Packers have continued winning despite a shaky defense that is tied for 30th in the NFL with 0.8 turnovers forced per game and 27th in opponent passer rating. The unit could receive a boost, however, as starting cornerback Kevin King is expected back after missing the past five games with a quad injury.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers ranks second in the league with 26 touchdown passes and has thrown just three interceptions while completing 67.8 percent of his throws.
The Colts grabbed the AFC South tiebreaker lead with last week’s 34-17 road victory at Tennessee, and enter Sunday’s meeting with a few extra days of rest after beginning the Week 10 slate on a Thursday.
Indianapolis (6-3) excelled down the stretch against the Titans behind a no-huddle attack piloted by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, who was 29-for-39 passing for 308 yards and a touchdown. Rivers again will look to utilize his check-downs when needed.
Running back Nyheim Hines leads the Colts with 33 receptions as the team tries to generate a more consistent running attack. After suffering their first home loss of the season against Baltimore in Week 9, the Colts will look to keep winning behind a top-ranked defense led by linebacker Darius Leonard.
Packers at Colts Betting Pick for Week 11
The Colts seem to fare as Rivers does. He has 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in the team’s six victories, but just one TD against five interceptions in the three losses.
If the Packers’ jelling pass rush and improving secondary can bait Rivers into a pick or two, that could be the difference in what shapes up as a shootout in Indy.
Packers at Colts Betting Pick: Packers 34, Colts 28
Packers at Colts Best Bet for Week 11
Rodgers with a (mostly) full stable of playmakers for a game played indoors? That figures to favor the Packers despite the hefty ranking of the Indy ‘D.’
Look for the teams to trade their share of points, yards and gutsy play-calls. Coaches Frank Reich of Indianapolis and Matt LaFleur of Green Bay both aren’t shy about going for it on fourth down.
Packers at Colts Best Bet: OVER 51 total points (-115)