Colts Win Wild OT Thriller over Packers
Marquez Valdes-Scantling's fumble on the second play of overtime to set up the Indianapolis Colts' game-winning field goal came just moments after the Green Bay Packers' receiver hauled in a 47-yard deep ball from Aaron Rodgers that led to the game-tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation.
That's Valdes-Scantling in a nutshell: an electrifying catch deep down the field one play and a maddening mistake the next. Although Valdes-Scantling had only three catches for 55 yards, Packers coach Matt LaFleur pointed to the pass interference penalty that he drew late in the second quarter that set up a touchdown to give the Packers a 28-14 halftime lead. It was a 51-yard penalty on Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin.
It was Valdes-Scantling's first career fumble in 42 games.
Rodgers dropped to 2-8-1 in overtime games, including playoffs. He has attempted 17 passes in overtime of those games and lost four times without touching the ball and three times on turnovers. Two of the three turnovers were by Rodgers.
Both teams remain on top of their divisions at 7-3. Green Bay will host Chicago Sunday night November 29 and the Colts take on the Titans.