Let’s take a look at some statistical highlights from the Falcons’ 31-7 victory against Indianapolis on Sunday.
Julio Jones caught three passes for 131 yards and the first two touchdowns of his career. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Jones, who was targeted just four times, became just the third player since the start of the 2008 season to be targeted four times or less to produce at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown in a single game. Patrick Cobbs did it in Week 6 of 2008 with three catches on three targets for 138 yards and a touchdown. Calvin Johnson did it one week after Cobbs with two catches for 154 yards and a touchdown on four targets.
Jones also added 33 yards on two rushes to finish with 164 all-purpose yards.
The Falcons have forced a turnover in 27 straight games. That’s the longest active streak in the NFL. The Falcons have scored 55 points off turnovers this season.
Running back Michael Turner recorded his 46th rushing touchdown since joining the Falcons in 2008. Turner is two rushing touchdowns shy of Gerald Riggs’ franchise record.
Matt Ryan finished with a season-high 120.7 NFL passer rating. In his career, the Falcons are 18-0 when Ryan’s passer rating is 100 or higher.
Atlanta’s defense did not give up a point. The Colts’ touchdown came on the return of a Ryan interception. The Atlanta defense hasn’t allowed an opposing running back to rush for 100 yards in 11 straight games.
Second-year defensive tackle Corey Peters was pretty much a run-stuffer as a rookie. But he’s becoming a pass-rusher this year. Peters had a sack for the second straight week and has three for the season.
Kicker Matt Bryant extended his franchise record for consecutive made field goals to 28.
Rookie punter Matt Bosher, who struggled early in the season, had perhaps his best game. Bosher had a 45.9-yard gross average (43.1 yards net) on seven punts. He also put three punts inside the Colts’ 20-yard line.