Defense’s strong 2nd half leads Colts past Packers in OT

PHOTOS:  Packers lose to Vikings 17-14
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after the Packers were stopped by the Minnesota Vikings during the game on September 18, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis defense  kept Aaron Rodgers off the field most of the second half, then forced a game-changing fumble less than a minute into overtime for a  34-31 victory over Green Bay.

Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to stake the Packers to a 28-14 halftime lead.

But Indy’s defense forced two three-and-outs in the third quarter and a turnover on downs in the fourth to fuel the comeback.

Mason Crosby tied the score with a 26-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in regulation. DeForest Buckner’s fumble recovery on the Packers’ second play of OT set up Rodrigo Blankenship’s decisive 39-yard field goal.