Game Recap: Indianapolis Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons

Never stop watching the Colts. You think they’re going to lose a game because they’re down by 14 points? They’ll make a comeback. Believe. The Colts are playing with a backup QB? They’ll be fine. They’ll do whatever it takes to find that win, on the road, against a team with a winning record, down their star player.



Twice they were down double digits, with some of their biggest names sidelined. But, the Colts came out of a bye week with a big win. Huge win. They could potentially hold to their 11-5 record, these next six games are winnable. One game at a time, as Coach Pagano is fond of saying.

Backup QB Matt Hasselbeck had a bit of a rough start. Hasselbeck says he was trying things early, that failed, also known as an interception on the first play of the game. But it was through the grit of the team that they pulled out the win. They did give it all they had for 60 minutes. The old guys, the young guys, all the guys played to make this a true team win.

The Indianapolis Colts finally won a game they should have won, they beat the Atlanta Falcons by a beautiful field-goal. It was career game 300 for kicker Adam Vinatieri. He continues to prove his worth no matter his age or his gray hair. He kicked another game-winning ball through the uprights to put the Colts ahead 24-21 with less than two minutes left in the game. Julio Jones did give the Colts a scare, and he played a pretty good game. But it was the relentlessness of the players that sealed the game.

It wasn’t a pretty game by any means. There were turnovers on both sides, but neither team really seemed to be able to capitalize on the other team’s mistakes. What finally sealed the deal was Coby Fleener’s last second interception of the hail-mary pass from Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan. That was Coby’s first interception. But, it was truly a whole team effort. SS Clayton Geathers played a good game, Ahmad Bradshaw finally played well, and it was good to see. It was good to see the team come together.

It was tempting to give up hope one of the two times the Colts fell behind. It would have been easier to turn the game off and call it a day. It would have been simple to turn off the TV when Matt threw that first terrible pass. But, the Colts have started finding ways to win. It might be possible they’re on a roll. But, don’t say that too loudly, we don’t want to jinx it.

Next week the Indianapolis Colts will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They can win that game. It’s a home game against another 5-5 team. Wouldn’t it be great to see the Colts rack up three wins in a row? If you would like to go to that game, we have Colts tickets. And because it’s a home game we’re tailgating at the Crane Bay Event Center three hours before kickoff. Come to the best pregame in Indianapolis.

And, as always, go Colts!

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