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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

Falcons CB Robinson fined $50,000 for hit

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Falcons CB Dunta Robinson $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in Sunday's game.

Falcons CB Robinson also suffered concussion on hit

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Dunta Robinson has a concussion following his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Sunday. The collision knocked both players out of the game.

Falcons’ pass defense takes a step back in loss to Eagles

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Atlanta is still very much a threat to win the NFC South, but the breakdowns in pass coverage must be corrected.

Report: Eagles WR Jackson has 'severe concussion'

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
DeSean Jackson has a "severe concussion" with memory loss following a helmet-to-helmet hit with Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

Eagles offense explodes in 31-17 win vs. Falcons

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Jeremy Maclin caught TD passes of 8 and 83 yards, leading Philadelphia to a 31-17 win over Atlanta, snapping the Falcons' four-game winning streak.

Blank: Falcons WR White has matured

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told PFW WR Roddy White is working harder and studying more than he did early in his career.

Blank cautiously optimistic about Falcons’ start

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Falcons have won four games in a row and are one of just four teams with a 4-1 record, but the team's majority owner, Arthur Blank, emphasized that it's still early in the season at the NFL ...

Falcons' Dimitroff expects Jerry’s reps to increase by midseason

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Peria Jerry went from being a starter at the outset of his rookie year to a sub-package player off the bench this season, but GM Thomas Dimtroff told PFW Jerry's current role shouldn't be interpreted as ...

Biermann's big play leads Falcons past Browns

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Defensive end Kroy Biermann's spectacular diving interception and return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sent the Falcons to a 20-10 win over the gimpy Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Falcons waive LB James

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Falcons waived LB Robert James on Tuesday after he had completed a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bryant saves Falcons with last-second FG to beat 49ers

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Falcons QB Ryan, WR Douglas working on timing

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan has targeted WR Harry Douglas 16 times this season, but the second-year receiver has only six catches for 71 yards.

Falcons not shaken by loss of Norwood

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons lost their No. 2 running back for the season in Week Two when Jerious Norwood reportedly tore an ACL, but we hear the team is confident that Jason Snelling can pick up the slack.

Falcons place RB Norwood on I.R.

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed RB Jerious Norwood on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn ACL

Ryan throws 3 TD passes as Falcons rout Cards 41-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite injuries to their top two running backs, the Falcons dominated Arizona and pulled out a convincing 41-7 win.

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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