Falcons-Colts Postgame Breakdown

The Falcons lost to the Colts, 27-24, Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. Despite falling behind 20-3 at the half, the team battled to cut the Colts lead to three twice but was ultimately unable to overcome the deficit. Atlanta totaled 16 penalties for 128 yards, the most penalties in a game since 2000, and turned the ball over once in the loss.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan #2 in action during the first quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Atlanta Falcons)

Matt Ryan completed 29-of-34 passes for 304 yards, including three touchdowns and one interception for a 121.1 QB rating. Ryan completed 18 passes in a row at one point and has now totaled 56 regular season games with 300-or-more passing yards including all three games this season.Sunday marked Ryan's 94th multi-touchdown game of Ryan's career and his third of the season. Atlanta owns a 29-9 record when he throws for three-or-more scores.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper #81 scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Atlanta Falcons)

Austin Hooper tallied six receptions for 66 yards, including two touchdowns, marking his first multi-touchdown game, and his third straight game with at least four receptions. The four-year pro has 12 career touchdowns and had a career-high four touchdowns in 2018.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper #81 gestures after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Atlanta Falcons)
The California native becomes the eighth tight end in Falcons history to record two or more receiving touchdowns in a game, first time since Tony Gonzalez in 2013.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones #11 in action during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Atlanta Falcons)

Julio Jones recorded his 51st game with 100-plus receiving yards, and his second straight, after totaling eight catches for 128 yards, including one touchdown. The nine-year pro is tied for the fourth-most 100-yard receiving games all time, trailing Jerry Rice (76), Randy Moss (64) and Marvin Harrison (59).

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones #11 scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Atlanta Falcons)
Jones' 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter marks his seventh consecutive game with a touchdown, the longest active streak in the NFL.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman #24 in action during the first quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Atlanta Falcons)

Devonta Freeman rushed 16 times for 88 yards. The Florida native has 3,445 career rushing yards in six seasons, despite missing the majority of the 2018 season.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu #12 in action during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Atlanta Falcons)

In the third quarter, the Falcons drove the ball 78 yards on 16 plays in 9:56 minutes, marking the longest drive since Sept. 26, 2010 (vs. New Orleans, 19 plays, 72 yards, 10:39).

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley, Jr. #44 and defensive end Takk McKinley #98 sack Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett #7 during the third quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday September 22, 2019. (Photo by Lauren Bacho/Atlanta Falcons)

Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley sacked QB Jacoby Brissett in the third quarter for a loss of 10 yards. That marks McKinley’s first 0.5 sack of the season and Beasley has a total of 1.5 sacks.

Get an inside look at Atlanta Falcons vs. Indianapolis Colts with top photos from the field at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Falcons posted their first points of the game in the second quarter when Matt Bryant kicked a 34-yard field goal. This season, Bryant has made two field goals, including a 50-yarder.

Related Content

Advertising