SnotapWI Stat of the Day: Packers Have Never Won at Indianapolis
In the 1990s, the Green Bay Packers had a few places that were complete nightmares. Part of the reason was Brett Favre could not play in domes. Who knows why it was. That might be one of my first questions for Favre honestly. “Why couldn’t you play in a dome?” He struggled in the Silverdome at Detroit, Metrodome at Minneapolis regularly. Packers also struggled at Indianapolis in the few times they played there with Favre. In fact, Green Bay has never won in Indianapolis since Indy moved to Baltimore. Here’s a history of how the Packers fell apart against the Colts in Indy.
2012: Colts 30 Packers 27 – This was the Chuckstrong game. Chuck Pagano, the coach of Indianapolis, came back from battling cancer. This was an uphill climb for the Packers. But if you look at the box score, Green Bay blew a 21-3 halftime lead. They did not score again until four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Andrew Luck would find Reggie Wayne with 35 seconds left in the game.
2004: Colts 45 Packers 31 – Favre versus Manning in a hyped game, and it was a complete shootout. The Packers were outclassed in this game. They trailed 35-17 at halftime. Manning threw for 393 yards and five touchdowns. Javon Walker had eleven catches for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
1998: Colts 41 Packers 38 – Indianapolis was winless headed into this game. Green Bay was 8-2 in their title defense of their Super Bowl. The Packers gave the Colts their first one in a truly dreadful loss. After leading 14-3, the Packers were outscored 38-24 the rest of the way. The quarterback for the Colts that game? Paul Justin. They would draft Peyton the following April.
1985: Colts 37 Packers 10 – I don’t have much for you in this one. Packers got their asses kicked in this one and never stood a chance. This Packers team wasn’t very good.
Maybe this will be the year they get their first victory in the state of Indiana.