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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

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second 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.

Unassuming Mike Smith has Falcons soaring

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Mike Smith has gone from a little-known NFL assistant to the leader of one of the league's more consistent winners with a steady, upbeat and humble approach.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first 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.

Mularkey postpones interview with Broncos

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
If the Broncos want Mike Mularkey as their head coach, they are going to have to wait until the Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs.

Smith says Ryan, Bryant Falcons’ most valuable players

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
After finishing 13-3 and clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, head coach Mike Smith was not short on good options to choose from when PFW asked him who he considered to be the team's MVP of ...

Falcons playoff primer

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
PFW examines the Falcons as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Broncos, Browns to interview Falcons OC Mularkey

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Browns will interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey this week for their vacant head-coaching positions.

Falcons clinch No. 1 seed in NFC

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Eric Weems had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Falcons put a decisive stamp on the NFC South title and home-field advantage in the playoffs by beating Carolina 31-10 on Sunday.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

DT Babineaux an underappreciated force for Falcons

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux is on pace to finish with fewer sacks and tackles than he did in 2009, but a longtime team observer said the sixth-year veteran is having his best season yet by far.

Falcons dominate NFC Pro Bowl squad

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the NFC squad, just one year after serving as a backup QB in Philadelphia and two years after being in prison. Although Vick beat out Matt Ryan, who will back up Vick in ...

Falcons’ goals still within reach after loss to Saints

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
While the Falcons suffered a tough loss at home Monday night to the division-rival Saints, they shouldn't allow their confidence to be shaken much.

Brees shakes off INTs; Saints edge Falcons

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending ...

Postseason success next hurdle for Falcons' Ryan

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
Matt Ryan has gone from being counted among a small group of promising, young signalcallers still trying to find their way to the much-improved leader of one of the league's best teams.

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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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