Green Bay kicks off a stretch of three consecutive road games by visiting a Colts club coming off its bye, the Packers’ first visit to Indianapolis since 2004. It will be the Packers’ first regular-season game at Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened in 2008. Green Bay played at the stadium during the 2011 preseason.
Sunday will mark just the fifth meeting between the teams over the past 21 seasons (1992-2012). The teams have split the four meetings since ’92, with each club winning two games at home. Those four contests were some high-scoring affairs, with the teams combining for 253 points, an average of 63.3 points per game.
The last meeting between the clubs came at Lambeau Field on Oct. 19, 2008, a 34-14 victory for the Packers.
This will be just the fourth visit to Indianapolis by the Packers since the Colts relocated there from Baltimore in 1984. Green Bay is 0-3 in Indianapolis. The Packers’ last road victory against the Colts came on September 22, 1974, a 20-13 win at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.
The Packers hold a 21-20-1 edge in the all-time series, which includes their 13-10 overtime win over the Colts on Dec. 26, 1965, in the Western Conference Championship at Lambeau Field, the first sudden-death game in Packers history.