(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts fell to 0-9 with an ugly, 31-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Falcons capitalized on rookie Delone Carter's fumble on the Colts' second play from scrimmage with a one-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner to grab an early 7-0 lead.
Matt Ryan found rookie receiver Julio Jones for a pair of long scores, the first from 50 yards and the second from 80, as Atlanta took a 21-0 lead.
Colts cornerback Jarraud Powers put the Colts on the board when he picked off a Ryan pass and returned it six yards for a score in the second quarter, but Indianapolis would not score again.
A Tony Gonzalez touchdown catch and a Matt Bryant field goal would be the only points of the second half as the Falcons improve to 5-3.
The Colts will be back at their Westside Indianapolis headquarters this morning to review Sunday's loss.
They will begin preparing for this Sunday's game with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday.
The main injury concerns surround the tight end position where Dallas Clark and Brodie Eldridge left yesterday's loss early.
Clark suffered a lower leg injury and was on the sidelines in a walking boot late in the game.
Eldridge had his hand in a sling and was in street clothes during the second half.
The loss of Clark and Eldridge left Jacob Tamme as the only healthy tight end at the end of yesterday's game.
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