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Matt Ryan sets Atlanta Falcons franchise passing touchdown record


With his 4th quarter touchdown pass, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan set the Atlanta Falcons franchise single-season passing touchdown record at 32.

In the middle of the 4th quarter, Matt Ryan threw a pass to Harry Douglas on the right sideline that Douglas made a move and then put into the endzone. It was Ryan’s 32nd touchdown pass of the season.

Up until that point, Ryan had been tied with Steve Bartkowski at 31 for the franchise record. Bartkowski threw 31 TD passes during the 1980 season.

Coming into the season, I don’t think there was much doubt that Matt Ryan was the best quarterback in franchise history. Based on winning alone, there hasn’t been a quarterback with as good a 4-year stretch as Ryan, let alone first 4 seasons in the NFL. In fact, based on winning, Ryan is on an unprecedented pace for the entire league.

But Ryan isn’t just managing games and getting wins for the Falcons. He’s putting up individual statistics that are outstanding. He set the franchise record for touchdown passes, a career high. He’s also set franchise records for passing yards (4719), completion percentage (68.2), and career passer rating. There’s no doubt, Ryan is the best quarterback the Falcons have ever had, and he’s also one of the premiere passers in the NFL. Congrats to him on this great honor, and we are also truly looking forward to further greatness from Matt Ryan.

Go Falcons!

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