Matt Ryan, the quarterback the Dolphins should’ve drafted instead of left tackle Jake Long, went 23 of 30 for 306 yards and a touchdown. He sought beast wideout Julio Jones nine times for 178 yards. The Falcons defense limited Cam Newton to 17-of-30 in the year and 142 yards.
The Falcons sacked Newton and recovered the ensuing fumble with one minute to play in the game.
Haters will continue to bash the Perfect Season alumni for clinging to this record — even younger Dolfans.
Know this, people: THIS IS ALL WE HAVE AS DOLPHINS FANS!
Wow. Down goes Carolina. It's like they bowled 9 straight strikes and then got a gutter ball on the last frame, man. No more perfect season.
— Jon Gruden (@Faux_Gruden) December 27, 2015
— Mercury Morris (@MercuryMorris22) December 27, 2015