Game Notebook: Falcons at Bengals

  • QB Matt Ryan hit WR Julio Jones for a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The score was Ryan's 157th career touchdown pass and extended his streak of games with at least one touchdown pass to seven.
  • Since 2012, Ryan has thrown 62 touchdown passes, which ranks second in the NFC and is tied for third in the NFL behind Peyton Manning (95), and Drew Brees (85).

Touchdown Passes 2012-14

PlayerTDPeyton Manning95Drew Brees85Matt Ryan62Andy Dalton62Tom Brady61Tony Romo61

  • Jones finished with a game-high seven receptions for 88 yards with one touchdown. In 11 career games against AFC opponents, Jones has recorded 61 receptions, 949 yards, and seven touchdowns, while averaging 15.5 yards per catch.
  • WR Roddy White caught five passes for 42 yards, improving his franchise record streak of consecutive games with at least one catch to 114. He has pulled down at least five receptions in seven straight games dating back to last season.
  • Ryan and White have combined for 530 completions which is the most between any quarterback and receiver duo in the NFL since 2008.
  • WR Devin Hester totaled 118 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 36-yard long return. Hester averaged 29.5 yards per return, which is the highest single-game average by a Falcon since 12/5/10 when WR Eric Weems averaged 40.8 yards on four returns.
  • Hester's yards per return average was the fifth highest single-game average of his career in games where he records at least four kickoff returns.
  • Hester is averaging 27.8 yards per return this season which is higher than his career return average of 24.8 yards. He has posted four seasons averaging more than 25 yards per return his career.
  • LB Paul Worrilow paced the defense with a game-high 14 tackles (six solo). Worrliow has recorded double-digit tackles in each of the first two games in 2014 and dating back to 2013, he has accomplished that feat in nine of the last 11 games. In total, Worrilow has posted nine games with 10-or-more stops.
  • LB Joplo Bartu added nine tackles (eight solo) while DT Paul Soliai and S Dwight Lowery each chipped in with six total tackles and four solo stops. Soliai also notched a pair of tackles for loss. According to STATS LLC., Sunday marked Soiliai's fourth game with multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
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