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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 Eight primer: Falcons-Eagles a game in contrasts

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines for Week Eight as we approach the midpoint of the season.

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

Run defense under Falcons' microscope during bye

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Falcons anticipated there would be a drop-off vs. the run, but it's an area the team is focused on improving.

Falcons' Turner wrestles with signs of decline

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Michael Turner expressed his frustration with the team’s running game after he rushed only 11 times in Atlanta’s win over the Raiders.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Bryant's game-winner keeps Falcons undefeated

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Roddy White caught a TD pass and Matt Bryant kicked his second game-winning field goal in three weeks as the Falcons remained unbeaten.

Power rankings: Watt keeps Texans in top spot

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
J.J. Watt had another big game as the Texans avoided an upset in Week Five to remain 5-0 and No. 1 in PFW's Power Rankings.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Falcons still unbeaten after win over 'Skins

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play in a 24-17 win over the Redskins.

Knowledge, experience paying off for Falcons QB Ryan

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Theories explaining Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s outstanding start to the season are in abundance, and don't overlook the role intangibles have played.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Falcons defense

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons' defense will have its hands full with another dual-threat quarterback after struggling against Cam Newton in Week Four.

Power rankings: Cardinals fly up the ranks

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The undefeated Cardinals moved up in this week's edition of the PFW Power Rankings, but they still sit behind fellow undefeateds the Texans and Falcons.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.

Bryant field goal lifts Falcons past Panthers

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and Matt Bryant added three field goals as the Falcons rallied past the Panthers, 30-28.

McClure says Falcons need to make defenses respect run

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
The Falcons are in a somewhat unfamiliar position with their running game ranked 25th in the league heading into Week Four.

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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