Luck At Risk When Colts Visit 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.