Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan accomplished the rare feat of throwing for 500 yards on Sunday. Falcons receiver Julio Jones accomplished the even more rare feat of generating 300 receiving yards on Sunday.
Together, they did something unprecedented. Ryan and Jones were the first teammates to throw for 500 and catch for 300 in the same game, according to the NFL.
Eigtheen other players have thrown for 500 or more yards in a game. Norm Van Brocklin set the record 65 years ago, with 554. Five other players have 300 or more receiving yards in a game. The record of 336 was set by former Rams receiver Flipper Anderson in 1989.
The more impressive accomplishment for the Falcons is that, after losing badly at home to the Buccaneers to start the season, Atlanta has won three in a row, with an average of 42.667 points per game.