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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 QB Ryan has sprained shoulder, out of Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Ryan, Peppers, Bryant named NFC Players fo the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan, Bears DE Julius Peppers and Seahawks DT Red Bryant were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week 16.

MVP Meter: Ryan sprinting to finish line

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
While he has not reestablished himself as our front-runner, Falcons QB Matt Ryan has bounced back into the MVP conversation.

Falcons mindful of saving counters for playoffs

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
There is a theory that the Falcons will not reveal all the adjustments they may be inclined to make in the playoffs in the last several weeks of the regular season.

Fantasy QB tips: Falcons' Ryan remains a good play

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
Our editors say it's not time to turn away from Falcons QB Matt Ryan and Texans QB Matt Schaub should keep producing vs. the Lions.

MVP Meter: Brees could make late push

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees, the league leader in touchdown passes, is rising on this week's MVP Meter.

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.

MVP Meter: Race is neck and neck

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
We may be headed for a photo finish to the MVP race if top contenders like Matt Ryan and Peyton Manning keep pace.

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.

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.

MVP Meter: Four-man race at midway point

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
While Falcons QB Matt Ryan has held the top spot on the Meter for almost the entire season, it looks like four players have a real shot at becoming the 2012 MVP.

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.

Next QBs who will reach 150 passing TDs milestone

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ noon ET
Jay Cutler heads the active list of quarterbacks who are next in line to throw 150 career TD passes.

MVP Meter: What to do about Eli Manning?

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
The Giants keep on winning, but Eli Manning’s stat line has not looked much like that of an MVP candidate over the past three games.

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.

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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