Atlanta’s now 6-4 and their playoff hopes are very much alive, which is all that matters after a wild, borderline heart-stopping night in Seattle. But while their win streak now stands at two games, one of Matt Ryan’s historic streaks has ended.
Ryan had a pretty terrific game tonight, but he finished just shy of 200 yards, with 195 yards on the night. That meant his impressive run of 200-plus yard games, which he ran higher than any other quarterback in NFL history, ended when the clock struck zero. I doubt very much that he cares.
Matt Ryan had thrown for 200+ pass yards in 64 consecutive games before tonight, the longest streak in NFL history— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 21, 2017
The longest active streak is now 15 by Ben Roethlisberger
Ryan will likely start a new streak against Tampa Bay in the week ahead, but it’s very telling that the nearest active streak stands at just 15 games. You need to be consistently excellent and perhaps a little bit lucky to put that kind of performance together over the equivalent of four straight NFL seasons, and Ryan has aways been the former and sometimes been the latter. He’s still rolling along at a Hall of Fame clip and nobody’s likely to eclipse that record anytime soon, so hey, still a good day at the office.
We still salute you, Matt Ryan, for kicking ass. Thanks for your part in another win.