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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts' collapse keeps getting worse. Rookie receiver Julio Jones touched the ball five times and scored twice against Indianapolis' porous pass defense, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-7 victory against the NFL's only winless team.
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All the Falcons' brain-trust talked about over the offseason was adding more explosive plays.
They went out and give up a slew of draft picks to move up 21 spots in the draft to select wide receiver Julio Jones. His job was simply to add some boom-bang-boom to the offense.
Against the Colts, Jones, who was coming back from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss two games...
Matt Ryan saw three blue jerseys surrounding Julio Jones and confidently launched the ball anyway.
Jones made Ryan's faith pay off with a diving 50-yard touchdown catch so spectacular it was ruled incomplete at first. Atlanta coach Mike Smith challenged, the call was reversed on replay, and the Falcons were on their way to a 31-7 rout of the winless Indianapolis Colts.
INDIANAPOLIS - Julio Jones caught touchdown passes of 50 and 80 yards, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-7 victory...
Julio Jones (11) celebrates his first-half TD with teammates. AP
INDIANAPOLIS — Falcons cornerback Kelvin Hayden, who spent six seasons with the Colts, had an interception in the first quarter.
In a salary purge, he was cut by Indianapolis, and the Falcons signed him on Aug. 30.
He was excited to play against his old team.
“It meant a lot, definitely,” Hayden said. “When...
Rookie receiver Julio Jones touched the ball five times Sunday and scored
twice against Indianapolis' porous pass defense, leading the Atlanta Falcons to
a 31-7 victory over the NFL's only winless team.
Birds Pull Away in Indy
JJ's Big Day (AP)
The Atlanta Falcons took care of business and then some up in Indianapolis against the hapless (and winless) Colts. It wasn’t the most perfect game they’ve ever played (that interception on the 1 inch line being particularly atrocious), but the Falcons took control early on and the game seemed much farther out of reach than the score...
The previous weekend was a rather turbulent one for the Indianapolis Colts.
It was capped, of course, with another loss, this one a 31-7 drubbing at home to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Depending on one’s perspective, however, the loss might have been a blessing, as the Miami Dolphins, who until Sunday were the NFL’s only other winless team, beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31...