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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

Late FG lifts Falcons over Packers

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant kicked a 47-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining to give the NFC-leading Atlanta Falcons their fifth straight win, 20-17 over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Packers-Falcons prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 12 Packers-Falcons in Atlanta.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 7:34 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’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Falcons SS Moore impressing in first season as starter

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
An injury to Erik Coleman gave Falcons SS William Moore his first opportunity to start in Week Two, and he's established himself as one of the team's more promising young defensive players since then.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:37 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’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

2011 NFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.

Readers say Falcons will win NFC South

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
More than half of the respondents to a just-concluded poll believe that first-place Atlanta will go on to win the division, ahead of defending Super Bowl-champion New Orleans.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 11:33 a.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’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:24 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’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Week 13 NFC South showdown moved to later kickoff time

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced that the NFC South showdown between the Falcons and Buccaneers in Week 13 has been moved from a 1 p.m. ET kickoff to 4:15. The matchup will be broadcast on FOX.

Ryan, Falcons overpower Rams

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:41 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes and directed an offense so dominant that three St. Louis defenders left with cramps in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-17 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

Quarterbacks setting sights on Falcons CB Grimes

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Quarterbacks are targeting Brent Grimes this season, and the Falcons' third-year corner will likely see plenty of action the rest of the way as teams look to avoid throwing the ball toward CB Dunta Robinson.

Numbers dip, but Falcons pleased with TE Gonzalez

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan attempted a career-high 50 passes in Atlanta's Week 10 win over Baltimore, and six-time All-Pro Tony Gonzalez was targeted only five times in the game.

Ravens leave door open after comeback

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:01 a.m. ET
The Ravens' second-half rally highlights their potential, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening, but they are not a completed product just yet. 

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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