Sorgi Outplays Ryan, Colts Clip Falcons 16-9

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi looks for a receiver as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking closes in during the first quarter of a preseason football  game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Atlanta.

Saturday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons was a game of attrition as only one touchdown was scored; however, Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi led two sustained drives, leading the Colts to the 16-9 win in Atlanta.

The only touchdown that occurred was an interception of a Matt Ryan pass by Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden, which he returned for 67 yards and a score. Perhaps the only bright spot for the Falcons was the play of running back Michael Turner, who broke a long 53-yard run in the first quarter along with a run of 63 yards on the Falcons’ second possession. Other than that, it was a field goal-fest.

Quinn Gray went 8-of-15 for 100 yards while Sorgi went 7-of-12 for 67 yards; Kenton Keith led all Colts rushers with 26 yards on 5 carries. Jacob Tamme led all Colts receivers with 3 catches for 57 yards while Pierre Garcon caught 3 balls for 41 yards. Ryan led the quartet of Falcons QB’s as he went 8-of-16 for 62 yards and an INT; Chris Redman went 3-of-4 for 56 yards with his lone incompletion being an INT. D.J. Shockley fared no better, going 2-of-5 for 24 yards and an INT. The aforementioned Turner led all Falcons rushers with 4 carries for 113 yards. Laurent Robinson led all Falcons receivers with 3 catches for 48 yards. The Colts play again on August 24 when they host the Buffalo Bills while the Falcons host the Tennessee Titans on August 22.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Colts Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply