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Short list of positives for Atlanta Falcons

PITTSBURGH -- Almost nothing good happened for the Falcons in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh.

But the Atlanta media relations department just sent out a couple of notes, so we’ll share them with you. Remember, it’s a short list.

  • Tony Gonzalez became the first tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 career catches. Gonzalez finished the game with two catches and now has 1,001 career receptions, which ranks him No. 7 among all players.

  • Center Todd McClure set a new franchise record by starting his 129th consecutive game for the Falcons. The previous record (128) was set by Keith Brooking.

  • Roddy White had a career-high 13 catches. He also was targeted 23 times. Although targets weren’t an official statistic until last year, I’m willing to bet that was a career high number of targets for White and it might even be a franchise record.