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The Colts aren’t fully stocked https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Rigoberto-Sanchez-Jersey , but they have a certain personality about them.Playing without the quarterback they anticipated (Andrew Luck) as well as their leading tackler (Darius Leonard), the Colts held on for a 27-24 win over the Falcons to improve to 2-1.Quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns, and they were able to run enough and play just enough defense to win in their home opener.Brissett’s day was summed up by a late third-down conversion, when he coolly found tight end Jack Doyle for the conversion which allowed them to kneel out the clock. It wasn’t a flashy play, but it was efficient.Kicker Adam Vinatieri shook off some recent bad luck, banging an early field goal off the goal post and in, after missing five kicks in the first two weeks.The Falcons came back in the second half to make it a game after trailing 20-3 at halftime, with quarterback Matt Ryan heating up.Tight end Austin Hooper caught a pair of touchdowns, and wide receiver Julio Jones scored for the seventh straight game Marlon Mack Jersey , but the Falcons were in self-destruct mode, with 16 penalties for 128 yards.Beyond the microscope of today’s game, the story for both teams could be injuries.Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton went straight to the locker room after his second quarter touchdown pass, and didn’t return with a quad injury.For the Falcons, safety Keanu Neal left with an Achilles injury, which is a cruel blow for a guy who tore his ACL in last year’s opener. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also left late with a toe injury. WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts receiver Daurice Fountain turned his career around with a terrific training camp.Now he’s dealing with another major obstacle.The promising second-year player suffered a “significant” left ankle injury that prompted teammates and Cleveland Browns players to take a knee in prayer Thursday during the teams’ second and final joint workout.“He’s at the hospital, being treated, he’s going to get the best care in the world Quenton Nelson Color Rush Jersey ,” coach Frank Reich said. “We will do whatever it takes to support him and he’ll bounce back. He’ll bounce back. Our thoughts and prayers are with Reece. He’s had a great camp, he’s worked extremely hard and he’s looked extremely good.”It was a scary scene — and a frightening reminder of just how dangerous this sport can be.Fountain was injured on a toss sweep and it was unclear what exactly happened before his repeated screams could be heard over a near capacity crowd at Grand Park Sports Campus in suburban Indianapolis. Those near Fountain immediately motioned for the medical staff, which treated Fountain for more than 10 minutes on the field.While most took a knee, some players from both teams also gathered round the medical staff in prayer before Fountain was put on a stretcher, lifted onto a golf cart and driven away with an air cast protecting his injured leg.It sapped some of the energy that had been building up throughout the afternoon and clearly shook players.“I think it was a running play and I think someone ran into him or something like that,” tight end Mo Allie-Cox said. “When I saw his leg, it was kind of crooked and when you heard him screaming, I think that’s what really got us. They were loud screams, and I was like I didn’t want to practice anymore.”But the practice continued https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Andrew-Luck-Jersey , and a few minutes later Colts receiver Chester Rogers came up limping.Meanwhile, Andrew Luck and Odell Beckham Jr. continued to sit out.Luck, who continues to rehab from a lower leg injury, wore a red No. 12 jersey and chatted with his predecessor, Peyton Manning, as the two watched. Beckham Jr. is still limited to individual work because of an injured hip.Neither is expected to play Saturday night when the teams square off for the third time in four days, and Beckham appears to be in no rush to return before the regular season.“I feel good, I feel great. It’s just the preseason,” he said. “There’s no reason to push anything right now. We play Sept. 8.”Reich and Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens might not have wanted their Pro Bowlers on the field anyway.The practice was marred by a handful of scuffles Josh Ferguson Jersey , most of which ended with players sprinting down the field to gather in circles — partially by design.Former Colts coach Tony Dungy thought the Browns took exception to the Colts’ hustle and effort to force turnovers. Kitchens explained it a different way.“We just have a way that we’re going to treat our practices and that doesn’t ever change, but I think we’ve learned a lot about ourselves here,” he said after challenging his players following Wednesday’s workout. “I think our guys are pretty resilient from the standpoint that we identified a problem last night and we came back and fixed it today.”Neither team appeared to suffer any serious injuries — aside from Fountain, which could be a huge blow at one of Indy’s deepest positions.The fifth-round draft pick struggled in his rookie season. He appeared in just one game and recorded no catches in 2018.But during the offseason, he improved mightily and the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Northern Iowa product dazzled teammates and coaches with one spectacular catch after another including one just a few plays before he got hurt.“You just don’t want to lose a guy and then to an injury like this, it’s just unfortunate,” Reich said. “I was watching the runner and then I just saw Reece on the ground.”
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