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Packers D Does in Manning and Colts in 34-14 Win

Back at home following a victory at Seattle, the Packers finally pulled off an impressive home win. Ryan Grant carried 31 times for 105 yards and a touchdown, and Aaron Rodgers cranked out another hero performance of 186 yards and a touchdown.

A big part of the momentum was created by two interceptions by Nick Collins, who leads the league with four picks, and Aaron Rouse. Collins recovered a ball touched by Reggie Wayne and ran it back 62 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Then Rouse snatched one away from Anthony Gonzalez and nearly ran the entire length of the field, 99 yards to be exact, in the fourth quarter.

The Packers head into the bye week with great momentum – a road win and a solid home win. Aaron Rodgers is definitely working on his legacy in an effective manner – play well even when it hurts. The offensive line is finally starting to create both run and pass opportunities, which are the key to the Packers offense working successfully.

Al Harris and Atari Bigby still did not make an appearance on the field, but the Pack defense held Manning to 229 yards – about 30 yards below his season average – and picked him off twice. Nick Collins is obviously a serious threat to pick off anything the opposition throws his way.

Greg Jennings leads the league in receiving yards, with 685, after only 32 yards in three touches today. Donald Lee snagged the ball for the only touchdown pass, a 12 yarder in the second quarter.

Indianapolis gave up 110 yards in 12 total penalties, a record for a team coached by Tony Dungy. Green Bay was penalized only nine times, for 70 yards. While this difference doesn’t seem significant, 15 of the penalty yards against the Colts was a pass interference call that led to Donald Lee’s touchdown catch in the second quarter.

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