2011 Week 9: Falcons @ Colts

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    FORTUITOUS FALCONS SCRAPE OUT ANOTHER W
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    Michael Turner's productive day led Atlanta to a riveting 17-14 win over Peyton Manning and the Colts.​

    INDIANAPOLOIS -​

    Another week, another heart-pounding 4th quarter for Atlanta. It's almost like clockwork.​

    Coming off of a week 8 bye, the Falcons ventured into Indy to face the underachieving Peyton Manning and his 3-5 Colts squad.​

    Peyton looked like an MVP early in the game, connecting on 7 of his first 10 passes for over 100+ yards and a TD. His success, however, was short lived and the Falcons secondary did just enough.. literally, just enough.. to hold him.​

    With the Falcons up 17-14 with 2 minutes to go, the Colts were at Atlanta's 40 yard line and looking to score. Little by little, they drove up the field, eventually reaching the 15 yard line with about 20 seconds to spare.​

    Manning attempted a shot at the end zone in a 4 wide set. He was targeting WR Anthony Gonzalez on a curl route in 1 on 1 coverage when reserve 2nd year safety Shann Schillinger jumped the route and intercepted Manning in the end zone, sealing the win for the Falcons in dramatic fashion.​

    Peyton was irate and inconsolable after the game. His frustration was notable when he was captured on camera running over to teammates and telling them "You guys fucking suck."​

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