The Indianapolis Colts play the Atlanta Falcons at a newly renovated Georgia Dome. While the Falcons’ defense was able to stand its ground, offensive jitterbugs and a special teams faux pas allowed Indianapolis to beat Atlanta 16 to 9.
The Falcons began with swiftness and self-assurance, keeping the Colts down for nearly two whole quarters. Atlanta’s nine-point tally resulted from three field goals made by Jason Elam (two in the first quarter and one in the third quarter). Indianapolis’s 16 points came from a sixty-seven yard interception run into the end zone in the bottom of the second quarter when Colts defensive back Kelvin Hayden made a touchdown (the only TD of the evening) and three field goals (one each in the second, third, and fourth quarters). Adam Vinatieri kicked in the second quarter; Adam Crossett did it in the third and fourth quarters.
Even though Atlanta didn’t win, it was pretty awesome to see wide receivers Harry Douglas and Laurent Robinson demonstrating their skills. When I told a friend of mine that I got the rookies to autograph a towel, she asked me which interaction was my favorite. I told her the one I had with Harry Douglas.
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