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    导出博客文章Andrew Luck against Aaron Rodgers. Chicago Bears Jerseys China .Two of the NFLs best quarterbacks will take center stage on Sunday at Lambeau Field, However, neither Lucks Colts nor Rodgers Packers have played to expectations at the seasons midpoint. Sundays game could be a turning point for the winner.Indianapolis is 3-5. After opening with back-to-back losses, its alternated wins and losses the next six weeks and is coming off a 30-14 home drubbing at the hands of the Chiefs.Weve played some good football, weve played some not-so-good football, coach Chuck Pagano said. Were more than capable. Theres plenty of video evidence there that shows that. Now, its just a matter of playing four quarters and being more consistent. Thats what were back on the practice field trying to do.Green Bay is 4-3. Its lost two of its last three games, with the lone win coming against Chicago, which played most of the game with its third-team quarterback.There is a feeling of optimism, however, for the injury-plagued Packers. They lost on a last-second touchdown at Atlanta last week despite not having their top two running backs (Eddie Lacy and James Starks), top three cornerbacks (Sam Shields, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins), two of their wide receivers (Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery), premier defender (Clay Matthews) and their primary tight end (Jared Cook).You look at the inactive last week, thats a pretty doggone good team thats sitting, and thats not even counting Eddie and Sam, who are on the IR, Rodgers said. Thats the way the league goes. Theres going to be years like this with a lot of injuries. Nobody feels sorry for you. Theres no excuses. Youve got to go out and play and make plays and find a way to win games, and thats one thing weve got to figure out these next nine games that weve got to win ballgames like that.Much of the optimism revolves around Rodgers. After an unproductive start to the season, Rodgers over the past two weeks ranks third in passer rating, second in completions and first in touchdown passes.Theyve got one of the greatest quarterbacks, if not the greatest quarterback, to ever play this game in Aaron Rodgers, Pagano said. The guys unbelievable. I dont let our guys look at numbers because you can just look at the stats and say, Theyre ranked this, that and the other. I just see a talented, talented football player whos as good as there is at that position in this league surrounded by a bunch of talent.Rodgers will face a Colts defense that has proven vulnerable against the pass. Indianapolis ranks 31st with 287.8 passing yards allowed per game. While former Packers linebacker Erik Walden has six sacks, the Colts just havent made enough plays defensively. Theyve allowed a 66.8 percent completion rate with 14 touchdowns vs. two interceptions.Some of the injuries, its made us be even a little bit more creative because weve had to come up with way to put guys in position to be successful, Rodgers said. Weve been a lot more efficient in the passing game the last couple weeks than we had before that.Based on the quarterbacks and secondaries, this could be a shootout. Luck is putting up monster numbers with 2,284 yards and 16 touchdowns. Hes topped 300 yards four times this season and will be attacking a Packers secondary riddled with questions. Even one of the Packers fill-in corners, Demetri Goodson, is hurt -- he missed Wednesdays practice with a concussion -- thought its possible Rollins will return after missing the last three games with an injured groin.Looking to exploit that banged-up secondary will be fleet-footed receiver T.Y. Hilton, who is sixth in the league with 46 receptions and fourth with 709 yards. However, the Colts must do a much better job of protecting Luck. Hes been sacked 31 times, including at least five in four games.It is frustrating when you dont play well, Luck said. Certainly, no ones pointing fingers. I think we all feel as an offense that we didnt hold up our end of the bargain. I know I dont feel like I held up my end of the bargain of being the quarterback for a team and giving us a chance to win. But now we go back to the drawing board and then go back out to practice and work on the mistakes and get ready to play a good Green Bay team. 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INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler coach Chris Holtman looked troubled as he addressed the media on Saturday.Kelan Martin finished with 30 points and six rebounds, and Tyler Wideman added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the 18th-ranked Bulldogs defeated Central Arkansas 82-58.Still, despite the 24-point blowout win, Holtmans disappointment in himself and his players was written all over his face, clearly weighing heavily on his mind.Holtman, who is in his third season as Butlers coach, noted that Central Arkansas bothered the Bulldogs (8-0) in a lot of ways. Holtman did not bring any Butler players with him to the podium after the game.Give Central Arkansas credit. I think they did a lot of things that bothered us. I dont think we played very well in stretches, I dont think we prepared very well. That concerned me the last couple of days. I dont think we practiced well. Ultimately thats on me. Thats my fault. You can come up with a couple of different explanations for (our performance), I just dont ever want to see it again, Holtman said.The Bulldogs looked impressive in the box score on Saturday. Butler scored 24 points off 16 Central Arkansas turnovers. The Bulldogs scored nearly half their points down low, finishing with 32 in the paint. Butler capitalized on 10 offensive rebounds by finishing the game with 16 second-chance points. One of the few compliments Holtman did give to his team was its ability to share the basketball and create opportunities. Butlers offense relied on good ball movement as 22 of its 31 field goals came by way of an assist.Butler played a good first half and went into halftime up by 12 points. The Bulldogs had their fair share of hiccups in the first half, turning the ball over a couple times and missing a few free throws. But the source of Holtmans frustration with his squads performance came in the second half, when it looked as if the Bears were going to give the Bulldogs a fight halfway through the final 20 minutes. Butler was forced to call a timeout with about 12 minutes remaining in the game due to Central Arkansas (1-7) cutting the deficit to just eight points. Authentic Joel Iyiegbuniwe Jersey. Following the timeout, Butler willed a 17-2 run to stretch the lead to 74-51. Butler opened up its run in the midst of a scoring drought for Central Arkansas. The Bears didnt make a field goal for nearly 7 minutes, shooting 1 of 9. Central Arkansas only two points during that time came by way of free throws.The Bulldogs largest lead of the game was a product of their second-half-scoring run, pulling ahead by 25 points.We are at our best when we understand our margin for error is very, very small and we have an understanding theres an expectation and a standard of how we want to play. I think we did that at times today, but not nearly as much as we need to. Were going to have to play better -- much better -- than what we did, Holtman said.Jordan Howard led Central Arkansas with 20 points and Derreck Brooks finished with 15.The road game was a measuring stick for Central Arkansas. The Bears used Saturdays game against a quality opponent as a foundation to work from for the rest of the season.Were trying to measure ourselves against really good teams and get better, Central Arkansas coach Russ Pennell said. When we play teams like Butler, and were going to be playing Michigan soon, its a chance to measure ourselves and our (players).BIG PICTUREWith a big win over No. 8 Arizona, the undefeated Bulldogs are generating a buzz. Butler will face five more opponents, including Cincinnati and No. 13 Indiana, before it opens conference play at St. Johns on Dec. 29.POLL IMPLICATIONS: The Bulldogs next big test against a ranked opponent will come on Dec. 17 when they face No. 13 Indiana in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in IndianapolisUP NEXT:Central Arkansas visits Arkansas-Little Rock on SaturdayButler visits Indiana State on Wednesday---More AP college basketball: and Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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