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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

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Falcons make statement by shutting out Giants

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Julio Jones caught two of Matt Ryan's three TD passes and the Falcons handed the Giants their first regular-season shutout since 1996.

Falcons S Moore's impressive season interrupted

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
League evaluators say injured Falcons SS William Moore, who is in the final year of his contract, is having one of the best seasons of his four-year career.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

Key matchup: Falcons running game vs. Giants run defense

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 15 battle between the Falcons and the Giants in Atlanta.

Scout's Notebook: Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon, whom he views as overrated.

Falcons a little closer to getting new stadium

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
After about two years of discussions, the Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.

Falcons mindful of saving counters for playoffs

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
There is a theory that the Falcons will not reveal all the adjustments they may be inclined to make in the playoffs in the last several weeks of the regular season.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Panthers upset Falcons behind Newton's big day

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as the Panthers defeated the Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Ravens can clinch playoff spots in Week 14, while the Texans and Falcons aim for first-round byes.

Week 13 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 8:59 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, William Moore and Greg Zuerlein as its Players of the Week.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

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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