Sunday has the chance to be a very special day for Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan — a win would mark No. 100 in the illustrious career of the one-time Boston College great (note: this is purely a regular season stat, and does not count playoff victories).
Ryan’s career record of 99-70 eclipses every other QB in franchise history, in terms of both quantity of victories and win percentage. Second place on that list is Steve Bartkowski, who had 55 career wins in black and red, followed by Michael Vick with 38, Chris Chandler with 34 and Chris Miller rounding out the top five with 23 career wins as a Falcon.
No QB other than Matt Ryan, however, is more than 10 games above .500 in his Falcons career.
In addition to career wins, Ryan also holds the franchise records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, highest passer rating (among those who qualify), lowest interception percentage, fourth quarter comebacks and game-winning drives.
Ryan is far-and-away the best quarterback in team history (this literally isn’t even debatable anymore) and he’s having another incredible season. No. 2 leads the league with 3,683 passing yards, is sixth in the NFL in passer rating (110.6) and owns a robust 24/5 TD/INT ratio.
Ryan has been sitting on 99 wins for the past three weeks and will look to find triple digits against a Baltimore Ravens team which has the only other first-round QB from the 2008 NFL Draft on its roster in Joe Flacco, who has a career record of 96-67. It should be noted, however, that Flacco most likely won’t play due to injury.
Matt Ryan has officially reached 100 career wins with Sunday’s victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He had been sitting on 99 wins for the past five weeks, but has finally crossed the 100-win finish line.