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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

Friday's 60-second rant: Payton's absence glaring in key moments

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The post-bounty Saints simply lost their edge in the absence of Sean Payton, as Thursday night's loss perfectly depicted.

Falcons' depth on defense a key to success

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Injuries and personnel decisions have tested the Falcons’ defense this season, and it has allowed the team’s depth to shine through.

Falcons pick off Brees five times, beat Saints

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes in a 23-13 victory over the Saints.

Falcons need to find selves against rival Saints

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
If Falcons are to earn the national recognition they crave, they'll have to take down their biggest rival — the Saints — on Thursday night.

Week 13 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL on Tuesday, five teams can clinch postseason berths in Week 13.

Rodgers gives Falcons' run game needed spark

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons put any speculation that they were ready to abandon their running game to rest, but set off more questions about who should be playing a bigger role at running back in the process.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons keep hanging on

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It will not quiet the skeptics, but the Falcons did ensure this would be their third consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday.

Falcons extend NFC South lead, defeat Buccaneers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to give the Falcons a 24-23 victory over the Buccaneers.

Key matchup: Bucs RB Doug Martin vs. Falcons run defense

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
We look ahead to Sunday’s game in Tampa, when the Falcons’ run defense will get its first look at Doug Martin, in today’s Key Matchup.

Falcons OL Hawley suspended four games

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Falcons OL Joe Hawley was suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

NFC South Spin cycle: Stage set for Falcons-Bucs battle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Panthers hit a new low, but the rest of the NFC South was victorious Sunday, including the Falcons and Bucs, who will meet next week.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Falcons survive Cardinals despite Ryan's five picks

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, and the Falcons rallied for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Cardinals.

Release of Edwards not disruptive to Falcons' harmony

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Ray Edwards did not fit well with the Falcons and some within the organization likely felt that way long before he was released.

Falcons make roster moves

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed WR Tim Toone and TE Chase Coffman to the active roster and placed TE Tommy Gallarda on injured reserve.

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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