It was over when ...
Rocky Boiman intercepted Joey Harrington in the third quarter, putting the banged-up Atlanta defense back on the field. The Colts capitalized on the turnover as kicker Adam Vinatieri sent a 24-yarder through the uprights to put the Colts up, 31-13. The Colts scored 24 unanswered points, spoiling the Falcons first home game on Thanksgiving.
Payton Manning had much to be thankful for in his second Turkey Day start. With his second-quarter TD pass to Reggie Wayne, Manning surpassed Warren Moon (291) for the fifth-most touchdown passes in NFL history. His 22-for-32, 272 yard performance also puts Manning in 10th place on the all-time passing yards list, supplanting Colts great Johnny Unitas. Manning also notched his 101st win, which ties him with Jim Kelly for ninth all-time.
Rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez, coming back from injury, had the best game of his young career, picking up 105 yards on 6 catches.
Warrick Dunn reached the 10,000-yard career rushing milestone. ... The Colts are playing on Thanksgiving for only the third time in franchise history (1-0-1). ... The Falcons played their second Thanksgiving game, the first was at Detroit in 2005. ... The Falcons' 19-play drive in the first half, which included two successful fourth down plays, was the longest of the NFL season.