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Matchups to Watch Revisited: Week 11 vs. Packers

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Xavier Rhodes vs. Davante Adams

Adams was not contained this game but it is worth noting that the Colts held him to less than 10 targets. Adams is just so good either on the outside or out of the slot that he is almost impossible to cover. His routes are as crisp as I have ever seen, he has more than decent athleticism and one of the safest pair of hands in the League. This was the best receiver the Colts are going to face this season and he performed like that.

Darius Leonard vs. Aaron Rodgers

Leonard recovered a fumble in the first drive of the game but was not his dominant self against the Packers. He had some really good plays here and there but consistency was an issue as Green Bay ran a lot of play-action that caught the linebackers off guard. As was the case with the rest of the defense, he was much better in the second half but his performance did not scream “Best linebacker in the NFL”.

Colts’ Tackles vs. Za’Darius Smith

This was supposed to be Smith but Reich seemingly lied when he said he was good to go, and Le’Raven Clark and Chaz Green filled in. Man, this was rough. The Colts have absolutely no depth on the offensive line, which begs the question as to why they let Joe Haeg go. Clark and Green were both atrocious and the offensive line suffered as a whole because of this.

Robert Tonyan vs. Anthony Walker

Walker did not play as much as I expected, which was for the best considering the heavy use of play-action passes. Okereke did not fare much better, as Rodgers consistently picked on him. Tonyan had himself a nice game, including a 25-yard score over Okereke.

JK Scott vs. Nyheim Hines

Scott had some back issues early last week and his performance considerably suffered on Sunday. He did not give Hines a single chance to return a kick but his longest punt of the day went just for 40 yards (5 yards less than his season average), as his power was clearly not fully there. The Colts took advantage of the shorter field on two occasions after Scott’s punts, scoring a touchdown and a field goal.