Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan stayed behind over the bye week just in case this doomsday scenario unfolded.
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Most consecutive games played in Falcons history
Games; Player; Seasons
155; Jeff Van Note; 1976-86
144; Todd McClure; 2001-10
133; Roddy White; 2005-13
130; Keith Brooking; 2001-08
129; Bob Whitfield; 1992-2000