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Atlanta Falcons franchise marks that could fall in 2019

Atlanta Falcons franchise marks that could fall in 2019
Published On: Fri, Jan 18
Nov 3, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneersrunning back Antone Smith (top) hyper extends his knee after being brought down by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Cliff Matthews during the second half of a football game at Raymond James Stadium. Smith left the field on a flatbed cart The Falcons won 43-28. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Some franchise records loom large in the imagination, and others do not. Therea€™s Jessie Tugglea€™s virtually untouchable tackles mark,A Michael Turnera€™s massive scoring binge at running back, and Rolland Lawrencea€™s 39 interceptions, all of which have stood the test of time and seem all the more incredible in hindsight. Then therea€™s the lesser marks, like extra points converted and passes deflected.

This epoch inA FalconsA history has been defined by the way those marks have fallen, whether they be large or small. The three I mentioned above may not go by the wayside in the next decadea€”Turnera€™s is the only touchable mark on the lista€”but many more will fall in 2019 as the Falcons try to pick back up the success that has (mostly) defined 2008-2018. Leta€™s see what marks are on shaky ground in 2019.

Career interceptions a€“A Matt Ryan

Record: Steve Bartkowski, 141

It is a mark both of how goodA Matt RyanA has been and how much the game has changed since the 80s thatA RyanA is just now on the cusp of breaking Steve Barkowskia€™s record for interceptions thrown. Bartkowski threw 141 in 123 games, whileA Ryana€™s thrown 133 in 174 games.

It is possibleA RyanA will once again be able to depress his interception total to the point where he doesna€™t even break this record in 2019, and wea€™ll certainly hope for this outcome. Otherwise,A Ryanjust needs to throw nine more picks and take 25 more sacks and he truly will hold every single franchise record, both great and less inspiring.

Receptions a€“A Julio Jones

Record:A Roddy White, 808

At the pace Julioa€™s going, hea€™ll blow by former teammate Roddy White by the end of the season. Julioa€™s currently at 698 receptions and had 113 a year ago, putting him well within reach of Roddya€™s all-time mark. Only 33 receivers in NFL history will be ahead of him here at this point.

Career receiving yardage a€“A Julio Jones

Record: Roddy White, 10,863

This one could happen in the first week of the season, as insane as that is to contemplate. Julioa€™s just 132 yards back on Roddy despite being 110 receptions behind him, and Julio is a mortal lock to beat Roddy out within the first month of the year.

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