NFL Twitter Recalls Blown Super Bowl Lead After Matt Ryan HOF Ball Was Numbered ‘283’

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Even when Matt Ryan is being recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he still deserves a joke.

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback topped 60,000 career passing yards on Sunday, making the game-use ball memorable as the eighth player to reach the milestone.

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last weekend, @colts QB @M_Ryan02 Became only the eighth QB in NFL history to reach 60,000 career passing yards.

The ball with which he crossed this milestone is now on display in Canton. pic.twitter.com/gZmhdCLk68

The problem is that the football was numbered “283”, causing many to miss the 28-3 lead Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

It’s unlikely that this was a deliberate troll job by the Hall of Fame, but fans on social media didn’t let a moment like this pass by without adding in their own jokes.

Ryan has four Pro Bowl selections, an MVP award in 2016 and is in the top 10 of NFL history in both passing yards (60,087) and passing touchdowns (368), but he likely won’t be able to live up to his team’s epic Super Bowl collapse.

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