Matt Ryan set an odd record recently, stringing together a ton of performances with at least 200 yards passing. Tonight against the Buccaneers, he set another one, surpassing Peyton Manning for the most completions in NFL history through nine seasons.
With his 3,132nd completion in the fourth quarter on a touchdown to Austin Hooper, Ryan made history yet again. Any time you find your name being mentioned in proximity to Manning, who is inarguably one of the best five quarterbacks in NFL history, you are clearly doing something right. Ryan has had his ups and downs over his career, but having spent a long time in the NFL and having played at a pretty high level throughout his career, he’s starting to pile up these kinds of milestones.
It’s just another milestone in what has been easily the best stretch of Matt Ryan’s career, one fueled by improved play, terrific protection and a killer supporting cast. If he keeps it up, this team is playoff bound, and they may just be able to make some noise once they get there.
Congratulations to Matt Ryan!