Atlanta came into this one looking for a win to build on their victory against the Eagles. Instead they left Indy disappointed with a loss. The Colts were able to hold on 27-24 after a furious second half comeback by the Falcons.
The first half was an absolute masterpiece for the Colts. Frank Reich did an excellent job calling plays in this game. He allowed Brissett to have the best game of his career, and it propelled the Colts to a 20-3 first half lead. A lot of that was because of Brissett’s play.
In this game, Brissett went 28/37 for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was absolutely fantastic in this one, and it looked like he was in full command of the offense. He didn’t force any throws and took what the defense gave him. Because of that, the offense looked unbeatable.
The Falcons opted to load up the box to try to stop the run. They did that effectively and held the team to under 100 yards rushing. They made Brissett beat them. But they didn’t expect Brissett to put on this kind of performance. He torched the Falcons secondary all game long.
After a performance like this, it looked like Brissett was on his way to being the next quarterback star for this franchise. But things came to a screeching halt in week 4 against the Raiders.