The last time Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan lost in the Georgia Dome came during his rookie season—a 24-20 loss to the Denver Broncos during Week 11 of the 2008 season.
Sunday’s 27-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers not only helped Atlanta move into sole possession of first place in the NFC South, but it marked Ryan’s 13th straight win at home. The former Boston College standout is now 17-1 all-time at home and has the Falcons tied with four other teams for the best record in the NFL at 6-2.
Most teams tend to play better at home, but Ryan has taken his experience at the Georgia Dome to a whole other level. He had another solid performance against the Bucs on Sunday (24 of 36 for 235 yards with one touchdown) and has the Falcons right where they want to be at the halfway point of the season on top of the division.
On the season, Ryan has thrown for 1,949 yards and 13 touchdowns. Hypothetically, if he and the Falcons continue this streak of success at home, they will finish the season with at least 10 wins. Throw in the factor that each one of their four remaining games on the road are winnable, this team is capable of making a deep run during the postseason—especially if the Falcons earn the rights to host a game or two at the Georgia Dome.
Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for RantSports.com/NFL, where he writes and edits NFL content for RantSports.com.
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