INDIANAPOLIS (4-5) at ATLANTA (6-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Falcons by 5 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Colts 4-5, Falcons 4-5
SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 13-2
LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Colts 31-7, Nov. 6, 2011.
AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 16, Falcons No. 10
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (22), PASS (15)
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (22), PASS (28)
FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (15), PASS (5)
FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (3), PASS (19)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matt Hasselbeck will make his third start of season in place of injured Colts QB Andrew Luck. 40-year-old Hasselbeck won first two starts, completing more than 63 percent of passes for 495 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. ... Colts have surrendered average of 279.3 yards through air, ranking 28th in pass defense. ... After Falcons, Indianapolis faces only one more team that currently has winning record, Pittsburgh. ... Falcons WR Julio Jones is on pace for one of greatest receiving seasons in NFL history. He leads league with 80 catches for 1,029 yards and six TDs and has shot at eclipsing Marvin Harrison's single-season receptions record (143). ... Jones is coming off fifth 100-yard receiving game of season. ... WR Leonard Hankerson expects to return for Falcons after missing last two games with hamstring injury. Before going down, he had become valuable second option in passing game. ... Atlanta is 3-1 at home, its only Georgia Dome loss coming in overtime against Tampa Bay. ... Fantasy Tip: After struggling on offense past month, Falcons might look to get WR Roddy White more involved. 34-year-old has been afterthought this season, targeted only 30 times compared with 119 for Jones. White, leading receiver in team history, has just 17 catches for 230 yards and one TD.
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