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Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan - #2 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 05/17/1985
Birthplace Exton, PA
College Boston College
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 3rd pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
99.1 4719 32

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
The Falcons believe Harry Douglas is sometimes the forgotten man in their receiving corps.

Falcons promote Vital to director of player personnel

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Falcons promoted Lionel Vital to director of player personnel, the team announced on Friday.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
WRs Roddy White and Julio Jones hope to lead a Falcons team that has exited the playoffs without a win in three of the past four seasons to Super Bowl XLVII.

Key matchup: Falcons WRs vs. Seahawks CBs

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup we look ahead to Sunday’s divisional-round meeting between the Seahawks and the Falcons.

Seahawks sign DE Chukwurah, place Clemons on I.R.

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks signed DE Patrick Chukwurah on Wednesday and placed DE Chris Clemons on injured reserve.

Looking back, thinking ahead

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk delivers some final thoughts on last week's wild-card action, and gives his forecast on the upcoming divisional round.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Seahawks DE Clemons has torn ACL

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s wild-card win over the Redskins, an MRI reportedly confirmed Monday.

Koetter staying with Falcons

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will remain with the club and not interview for other NFL jobs, the team confirmed.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Falcons fall to Bucs in season finale

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons couldn't gain momentum for the playoffs as Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike William and the Buccaneers beat Atlanta 22-17.

OLT Baker rewards Falcons for faith

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Falcons OLT Sam Baker has allowed only 3½ sacks — the fewest he has allowed since his rookie year, when he played in eight games.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Falcons top Lions 31-18 for NFC home-field playoff advantage

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons have earned home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with their 31-18 win over the Lions.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 15, 2013
Ryan says he is not focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback. General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the Falcons hope to finalize a new deal with Ryan before the season.||||||| Drew Brees, Tony Romo and Joe Flacco have recently signed five- or six-year deals worth at least $100 million. As the most recent Super Bowl winner, Flacco became the game's highest-paid player with his $120.6 million deal.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't be able to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.||||||| Coach Mike Smith says Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover from the injury, which was described as a sprained AC joint to the non-throwing shoulder. No surgery is required.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Ryan passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's NFC title game loss to the 49ers.||||||| Ryan also lost a fumbled snap and threw an interception as the Falcons were shut out in the second half.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes in Saturday's 31-18 win at Detroit.||||||| Ryan was 25 of 32 for 279 yards without a turnover. His 31 TD passes are a career high and he could be the league MVP. The Falcons have nothing to play for next week against the Bucs so monitor the situation closely.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Ryan completed 23 of 28 passes (82.1 percent) for 270 yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta's win against the Giants on Sunday.||||||| Ryan's 142.6 passer rating on Sunday was the second highest of his career.

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