ATLANTA -- In the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan surpassed 4,000 passing yards for the ninth-consecutive season.
That streak is now the second-longest in NFL history breaking a tie with Peyton Manning, who had 4,000 passing yards in eight-straight seasons. Ryan now stands only behind Drew Brees, who reached that total for 12-straight seasons between 2006-17. Brees did not reach 4,000 passing yards last season, and he had only 2,447 passing yards entering Sunday's games, making it extremely unlikely he will do so again.
Despite missing one game this season, Ryan entered Week 16 with more completions than any quarterback in the NFL. Coming into Sunday, Ryan's 50,489 passing yards were the 10th-most by any quarterback in NFL history. The last time Ryan did not reach 4,000 passing yards in a single season was 2010, his third season in the NFL.