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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

White's 33-yard TD gives Falcons 26-21 victory

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Roddy White hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan with 20 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Falcons, after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, rallied to beat the Baltimore Ravens 26-21 on Thursday night.

White to play tonight for Falcons

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Roddy White is active for tonight's game and is expected to be in the Atlanta starting lineup.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Falcons WR White expected to play

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Roddy White is expected to play in the team's Week 10 game vs. the Ravens on Thursday, according to head coach Mike Smith.

Turner scores 2 TDs, Falcons hold off Bucs

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Michael Turner scored two early touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons held off Tampa Bay with a gutty goal-line stand, taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a 27-21 victory Sunday.

Falcons OLT Baker improving after rough start

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith tried to put a damper on the rumors that OLT Sam Baker was in danger of losing his starting job to fifth-year veteran Will Svitek.

Q&A with Falcons RB Michael Turner

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
With the first-place Falcons enjoying a Week Eight bye, RB Michael Turner spent some time reflecting on the team's 5-2 start in an interview with PFW.

Falcons RB Turner content with workload

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
Michael Turner, who is on pace for about 300 carries this season, told PFW he likes how he's been used thus far.

Return of injured players could help Falcons' struggling pass defense

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons are hoping CB Dunta Robinson will be able to return from a concussion in Week Nine.

White moving to top of fantasy WR pecking order

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
If you had to pick one wide receiver to put in your fantasy lineup with the game on the line, there wouldn't be a better option right now than Roddy White.

White's 201 receiving yards help Falcons hold off Bengals

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Roddy White had a spectacular day for Atlanta, catching 11 passes for 201 yards and leading the Falcons to a wild 39-32 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Falcons CB Robinson (concussion) out

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
CB Dunta Robinson will be held out of the Falcons' Week Seven game against the Bengals after suffering a concussion last Sunday against the Eagles.

Weatherspoon's recovery taking longer than expected

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Falcons will not rush rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon back from a knee injury, even though a source said they were ecstatic with his play early in the season.

Bengals defensive coordinator blasts Petrino

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is still upset with Bobby Petrino for bailing on him and the Falcons with three games left in the 2007 season.

Falcons TE Peelle to miss 4-6 weeks

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Justin Peelle will miss 4-6 weeks after having surgery on Tuesday for a sports hernia.

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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