Let’s take a look at some statistical highlights from Atlanta’s 23-16 victory against Detroit.
Gonzalez also moved into 13th place on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list. Gonzalez now has 12,843 yards.
Since coach Mike Smith took over in 2008, the Falcons now are 20-8 in games decided by eight or fewer points.
Under Smith, the Falcons now are 28-1 when leading at the start of the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Matt Ryan now has two rushing touchdowns this season. He had only two rushing touchdowns in his first three seasons.
Ryan is now 26-6 in games played in domes. That’s an NFL best for quarterbacks since 2008.
Ryan has thrown for at least one touchdown in 23 of his past 25 games.
Michael Turner rushed for 122 yards and posted the 23rd 100-yard game in his Falcons’ career. Falcons moved past William Andrews, who had 22 100-yard games, into second place in team history. Gerald Riggs holds the record with 24.
The Falcons have forced on turnover in 26 straight games. That’s the longest active streak in the NFL.
Middle linebacker Curtis Lofton had 10 tackles. That’s his fifth double-digit-tackle game of the season and the 24th of his career.
The Falcons have not allowed an individual running back to rush for 100 yards in a game in 10 consecutive contests, dating back to last season.