Matt Ryan breaks his own passing records vs. Giants

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan broke a pair of his own franchise records in the 34-0 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

He topped his club record for passing yards in a single season. After just 14 games he has 4,202 yards for the season. Ryan threw for 4,177 yards in 2011.

Ryan also broke his club record for completions in a season, as he has connected on 369 passes this season. He  set the franchise record with 357 completions in 2010.

Ryan is the only quarterback in team history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

Ryan finished the game completing 23 of 28 passes (82.1 percent) for 270 yards with three touchdowns and a 142.6 passer rating. His 82.1 completion percentage is the second highest of his career, trailing his 24 of 28 (85.7) performance against Green Bay on Nov. 28, 2010.

The win over the Giants marked the 32nd time in his career that Ryan has posted a passer rating of 100-or-higher. The Falcons are 31-1 in those games, including a 20-0 record at the Georgia Dome.

Ryan’s 142.6 quarterback rating against New York was the second-highest single game rating of his career. He posted a 146.3 passer rating in the 2011 season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ryan owns a 33-4 record at the Georgia Dome, including wins in each of his last 11 starts at home. His .892 winning percentage is the second best in the NFL over the last five seasons, trailing only New England QB Tom Brady (.935).

With 33 wins in his first 37 starts at the Georgia Dome, Ryan has the best home winning percentage of any quarterback in the Super Bowl era.


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December 17th, 2012
7:16 am

Do you just keep these in your queue and hit ‘Send’ all morning?

Man, feel like I am stalking … but its just Falcon luv (LOL)


December 17th, 2012
7:19 am

matty Ice is about to get paid ………….. that contract extension is gonna put a tax on Mr. Blanks’ Home Depot stock.

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Esquire is in the HOUSE

December 17th, 2012
7:37 am


Boo!!!! who is on NOLA AS YOU!!! ……………you never should have f ‘d with us dude. Can’t wait for Goodell to be presenting us that Lombardi in the Merci Benz Dome at the Super Bowl…………..all you Peeshwank crawfish head lickin bounty cheating cajuns gonna hate that.

Lol…………..haven’t seen SceneThisB4 in a long time, of course except as me. He’s got a thing for Mike Cox, damn good game son!!


December 17th, 2012
7:37 am

With all these records in the books, I bet he would rather have a Super Bowl win for this team and city

Esquire is in the HOUSE

December 17th, 2012
7:51 am

But one thing I gotta say about Scene This Before, he isn’t crying like a little girl like I do here when he posts as me! LOL! He’s not as gutless as I am I guess! LOL! He doesn’t care, not like me. Everyone is invited to my house this evening for a pep rally for the Falcons! Oh, and a shout out to the GLBT community in Atl, and to my straight friends too!



December 17th, 2012
8:46 am

Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love.

I don’t even want none of the above.

I want a Super Bowl.

And we’ve got a better chance for one with Matty Ice at the helm than any of the quarterbacks in this team’s embattled history. Dude is a baller, and it’s still only his 5th season. Can’t wait to see what happens when he’s a true seasoned veteran. The present looks fantastic, but the future is even brighter.


December 17th, 2012
9:44 am

Well done. Lets look like this until February. :)

D man

December 17th, 2012
10:06 am

The Matural played a great game yesterday. Proud to be a Falcons fan….


December 17th, 2012
11:23 am

Good game Matt & OL. Good game def & ST too.

Good news. Carolina win = 5. Aint’s win over Bucs = 6 wins each for them. The more wins they have the worse the draft picks they get. I hope they win out.


December 17th, 2012
1:00 pm

I like that they are starting to use the lack of respect of respect thing as motivation. All this team has been missing is some fire. Now that they have that, they can beat anyone.

And at some point even the haters are going to have to admit Ryan is good. Run out his career numbers, assuming he plays another 10 years and has the normal peak and decline, and you come up with about 44,000 yards and over 400 touchdowns. That’s a Hall of Fame-level player.

Starship 1

December 17th, 2012
2:10 pm

There is another important category that’s not listed here: Class, yes class ya’ll. Did ya’ll see what the Falcons did on the last first down with minutes to go in their opponents red zone? They took a knee and it showed respect for the Giants-whereas, the Falcons could’ve gone for a play and humiliated the Giants, but they didn’t. That’s call getting an “A” in category “Class”. New England is a super team, but would have tried to run off many points as possible in that same situation. Coach Smith said at the end of the game-”we might see these guys again” in the playoffs. We do not need to fuel any team’s fire, especially not at this time. We just need to focus on staying hot and keeping the momentum going. This game was so crucial to the Falcons. The win confirmed to me-that most everyone knows: that the Falcons-have got the talent-no question. It’s just that they haven’t shown in games, the mental and physicality in all three phases at the same time in all quarters to dominate like they did. This is the type of game that would make Parcells and Madden proud. The challenge is to use this game as a baseline to playing up to this capacity for all their remaining regular season games and then-up the intensity and dominate to win playoff games on the road to getting in and winning the Lombardi trophy in January 2013-God willing.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

December 18th, 2012
1:04 am

Marcus — Just got up early and started working.


December 18th, 2012
1:27 am

It took several tries for Peyton and the Colts to win. Falcons have been getting beat by eventual super bowl teams including the winners. Just like the Colts in Peytons early playoff attempts. Nobody was beating the Packers a few years ago. Nobody.

Its time. Its time for the Falcons and Ryan to reign supreme. No more excuses. Beat the 49ers, the Packers, Giants, Redskins, Cowboys, Vikings, whoever. If the defense plays like Sunday, Falcons can beat anyone handily….

Its Time……