Quick Take: Turner shows burst for Falcons

What we learned ...

Michael Turner is explosive: Atlanta signed LaDainian Tomlinson's former backup in the offseason, and Turner is making his mark as a Falcon already. After a solid performance in Week 1 (5 carries, 22 yards), Turner turned on the jets against Indianapolis. While he carried the ball just four times, Turner gained a very impressive 114 yards, which included runs of 52 and 63 yards. Both long runs set up Jason Elam field goals.

Matt Ryan looks like a rookie: Ryan, the third-overall pick in the draft, was inconsistent in his second preseason game. Although Ryan did make his share of good decisions, including not forcing throws while under heavy pressure, he also struggled some, too. He threw a second-quarter interception without a lot of pressure in the pocket, which Colts CB Kelvin Hayden returned for a touchdown. Ryan finished the game 8-for-16 for 62 yards.

Jim Sorgi's inconsistent: With Peyton Manning still recovering from knee surgery, Sorgi has been thrust into the Colts' starting QB job for the preseason. While he did go 7-for-12 for 67 yards, 30 of the yards came on a pass to a wide-open Reggie Wayne. Besides that pass, Sorgi rarely looked to throw long, and badly overthrew receivers on a number of occasions, including one that landed nearly 10 yards past a surprised Marvin Harrison.

Jacob Tamme does it again: After a 5-catch, 57-yard, 2-TD performance against Carolina, the rookie tight end out of Kentucky had another big game against the Falcons. Tamme caught three passes for 57 yards, including a 47-yarder.

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