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Matt Ryan Joins Elite Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Club

September 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the first half against the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
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Jordan BallCorrespondent ISeptember 18, 2012

Matt Ryan has done many great things in his first five years in the NFL

After Monday night's win against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, you can add "throw for 100 career touchdowns" to that list. 

The 27-year-old is the 199th man in league history to reach that milestone and is only the second Atlanta Falcon to reach the century mark. 

Steve Bartkowski is the only other player to reach it in a Falcons jersey, throwing for 154 TDs between 1975 and 1985. Ryan is almost a third of the way to Bartkowski's team record in just four years and two games compared to the ten years it took Bartkowski to set it. 

Matty Ice reached the record by picking apart Denver's defense for 219 yards on 24-of-36 passing. His first touchdown of the game, and his 99th of his career, came on a one-yard pass to a wide open Tony Gonzalez. 

The reception was Gonzalez's 96th touchdown of his 16-year career. 

To reach the triple-digit plateau, Ryan hooked up with his main man Roddy White on a four-yard out route in the third quarter. White's toe-tapping touchdown gave was the team's final score for the game, but it was enough to win the game. 

A couple touchdowns and a win, just another day in the life of Matt Ryan. 

Only 409 more to break Favre's record. 

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