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Halftime Summary: Packers Lead Colts 17-7 At Half


The Packers scored on three of their four possessions in the first half on their way to a 17-7 halftime lead over the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay put together an impressive 11-play, 89-yard drive to go up 17-7. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers connected with wide receiver Donald Driver on a play-action pass on the opening play for 24 yards, and then the Packers converted a 4th-and-1 from their own 44 with a 7-yard run by running back Ryan Grant off tackle.

Rodgers later hooked up with wide receiver Ruvell Martin, who absorbed a bit hit from Indianapolis linebacker Gary Brackett, for a 17-yard gain down to the Indianapolis 11. Grant scored on the next play on an 11-yard run off left tackle, his first rushing TD of the season.

The Packers got on the board first with a 31-yard field goal by Mason Crosby, but the Colts responded with a 10-play, 70-yard drive capped by a 3-yard run by running back Dominic Rhodes, who had 31 yards on seven carries on the drive.

Green Bay took a 10-7 lead when Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass on play-action to tight end Donald Lee. Wide receiver Greg Jennings drew a 25-yard pass interference penalty on Colts cornerback Tim Jennings on the Drive.

Green Bay missed out on an opportunity to extend the lead when Crosby was wide left on a 36-yard field goal attempt at the end of the first half.

Rodgers has completed 16-of-19 passes, including 13 straight at one point, for 147 yards in the first half. Grant has 71 yards on 19 carries. The Packers had 19 first downs in the opening half, the most in a half this season.

Green Bay's defense has limited quarterback Peyton Manning to just 56 yards passing. Rhodes has 33 yards rushing on 10 carries.

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