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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 release DE Edwards

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
The Falcons have released disappointing DE Ray Edwards, the team confirmed Monday evening.

Falcons not pointing finger at O-line for running woes

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
Veteran C Todd McClure offered a rebuke of criticism the team's offensive line has received for the Falcons' struggles in short-yardage situations.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Saints hand Falcons their first loss

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for 146 yards and two TDs to help the Saints hand the Falcons their first loss, 31-27, on Sunday.

Key matchup: Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Saints pass defense

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we take a look at the challenge awaiting the Saints' pass defense in Week 10.

Falcons swap fullbacks

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Falcons brought back FB Mike Cox and released FB Lousaka Polite.

Fair-weather Falcons

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk understands why the world is yawning over Atlanta’s 8-0 start. So do the Falcons.

Falcons place OG Reynolds on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed OG Garrett Reynolds on injured reserve and signed OG Phillipkeith Manley to the active roster.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Falcons see progress from MLB Dent

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Falcons were very pleased with how Akeem Dent responded to a new challenge in Week Nine.

Falcons hang on to beat Cowboys, stay undefeated

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Julio Jones 129 receiving yards and the Falcons beat the Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Ryan throws three TDs, Falcons stay undefeated

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

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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