Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts-The Underdogs
The Colts and Packers are in the NFL Playoffs own ‘Final Four’. Both are picked to lose their game today. Each has been beaten with ease by the opponents they are facing today. Green Bay lost to Seattle to start this season 35-16. Indianapolis lost to the Patriots 42-20 in week 11.
The Packers and Colts are led by two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck. Both men started their careers in the shadow of legends. Their predecessors Green Bay’s Brett Favre and Indy’s Peyton Manning held or hold virtually every NFL passing record. Since taking over their teams Rodgers, and now Luck as deftly as they move around the pocket, have created their own paths to greatness.
For the Packers and Rodgers even after winning the Super Bowl just 4 years ago, they still feel this group has something to prove. Rodgers in his 10th year realizes his time to play at such an extraordinary level is closing. He knows a win over Seattle would put him in the conversation to be considered among the G.O.A.T.
For Andrew Luck and the Colts they believe it’s their time. Although they were beaten soundly by the Patriots last year, Indy is playing with lots of confidence. Luck’s savvy and talent already have moved him near the top of the food chain of NFL QBs. Look for the Colts to ride the wave and keep this game close.