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Matt Ryan becomes 10th player in NFL history to pass for 50,000 yards


In the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, Matt Ryan became the 10th player in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.

Ryan reached that milestone on a 14-yard pass to Russell Gage. The list of quarterbacks to reach 50,000 career passing yards is a collection of some of the most distinguished passers in league history. Here is the list, along with each quarterback's passing yards entering Sunday's games:

Drew Brees: 76,228 yards*

Tom Brady: 73,782 yards*

Peyton Manning: 71,940 yards

Brett Favre: 71,838 yards

Dan Marino: 61,361 yards

Philip Rivers: 58,090 yards*

Ben Roethlisberger: 56,545 yards*

Eli Manning: 56,537 yards*

John Elway: 51,475 yards

*Player is still active

Ryan is now among that group, and is quickly catching up to Hall of Famer John Elway in the record books. During the Falcons' 29-3 victory against the Panthers in Week 10, Ryan surpassed another Hall of Famer, Warren Moon, and moved to No. 10 on the NFL's all-time passing list.

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