Record Offense Not Enough in Packers’ Loss to Winless Colts
Nov. 16, 1997 – The Packers average a franchise-record 10 yards a play, but come up short of the winless Colts 41-38 in Indianapolis. Brett Favre throws for 363 yards and Dorsey Levens adds 103 rushing as Green Bay gains 441 yards on 44 plays. Indianapolis gets 467 yards and Cary Blanchard’s 20-yard field goal as time expires. “I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t really special,” Colts and former Packers coach Lindy Infante says. “I’m human like anybody else. It’s especially gratifying.” The Colts, 0-10 entering the game, punt only once and return two turnovers for scores. “We’ve got to win from here on out, point-blank, to secure our fate,” Packers receiver Antonio Freeman says. The team heeds his advice winning five straight to finish 13-3 for a second year in a row.