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08:05 AM ET 11.02 | Only four catches away from No. 50 on this NFL season, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is on the verge of recording that mark for the 15th straight season. As a rookie in 1997, he caught 33 passes. He caught 59 in 1998 and he had a career-high 102 catches in 2004. "I've got to give credit obviously to Matt (Ryan)," Gonzalez said. "Matt is playing really, really well right now. This is the best football he's ever played in his career and I am not surprised by that. As he goes, we go." Gonzalez creates receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones for getting him one-on-one matchups. "I've always felt if I have a one-on-one matchup I should be able to win the majority of times," Gonzalez said. "I'm not going to win them all. But for the most part I am going to win them."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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November 2, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Good thing he got out of KC.

November 2, 2012  08:16 AM ET

He'll do well Sunday night!!

November 2, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Gonzalez is a class act

November 2, 2012  08:56 AM ET

He just needs one more TD catch to reach 100.

November 2, 2012  09:13 AM ET

He sure has been a blast to watch all these years.

November 2, 2012  09:25 AM ET

So is my FF team, if he can get me some points.

November 2, 2012  09:37 AM ET

Incredible stats put up over an amazing career, I think there's another season left in the tank.

November 2, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Whether you are a chiefs, or falcons fan , or just a football fan, there is no denying the accomplishments and the class displayed in achieving them. Tony was and is one of those few who have played that forever changed te game. Thanks for all the memories Tony!!!!!!

 
November 2, 2012  11:04 AM ET

I hope he keeps playing after this year...
He truly is a class act, and a First ballot HOF inductee!

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