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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

Comeback at 48? Herschel Walker wants a shot

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Herschel Walker wants to play in the NFL at age 48 after being out of the league for 13 years.

Owens leaves Falcons with corner concerns heading into offseason

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Some league observers are wondering if the Falcons need to make finding a new nickel back a priority following their loss to Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Falcons OT Clabo added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Falcons OT Tyson Clabo has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He will replace Eagles OT Jason Peters.

Vikings hire Musgrave as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Wednesday evening that they have hired Falcons assistant head coach/QB coach Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator.

Report: Rams reopen offensive coordinator search

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The Rams' talks with Josh McDaniels, thought to be one of the hottest available assistant coaches, reportedly hit a snag while negotiating for their offensive coordinator position.

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Flaws exposed, but Falcons not a fraud

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
The Falcons were dismantled by the Packers on Saturday, but head coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff have indicated that they are not going to respond by blowing up their roster or coaching staff.

Rodgers' brilliance leaves Falcons grasping at air

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 2:08 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' remarkable performance in Green Bay's 48-21 divisional-round win at Atlanta stamps Green Bay as clear favorites to win the NFC title, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Rodgers, Packers roll past Falcons

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 11:32 p.m. ET
Carving up the NFC's top-seeded team, Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Packers to their second straight postseason road victory with a stunning 48-21 rout of the Falcons on Saturday night.

Falcons’ Peterson: Weatherspoon has raw talent

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
While injuries hampered Sean Weatherspoon during his first season, veteran teammate Mike Peterson told PFW he's been impressed by the flashes he's seen from the rookie.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening:

Packers-Falcons fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could exploit a shaky Falcons secondary in a battle of NFC powerhouses on Saturday night.

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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