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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

MVP Meter: Mannings, Rodgers in thick of the race

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
It should surprise no one that it seems a few former MVP winners are not going to make Matt Ryan’s bid for his first MVP award an easy one.

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.

MVP Meter: Steelers' Roethlisberger makes a move

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger is on the rise even though he did not throw for a touchdown and had arguably his worst game of the season Sunday.

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.

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.

Watt, Green, Ryan among NFL's Players of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Bengals WR A.J. Green, Texans DE J.J. Watt, Falcons QB Matt Ryan and Bears CB Tim Jennings were among the league's players of the month.

MVP Meter: Falcons' Ryan strengthens lead

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
QB Matt Ryan bolstered his early-season MVP credentials by leading the Falcons to a comeback win in Week Four.

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.

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.

MVP Meter: Texans' Watt on the rise

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
A defensive player has cracked the top five on the Meter for the first time this season.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

Scheme shifts revitalize Ryan, Falcons

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The arrival of new coordinators has sparked Matt Ryan and put a sting into the Falcons' defense.

Parting ways with CJ2K

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Ready to give up on Chris Johnson? You're not alone. Pat Fitzmaurice offers examples of what owners are getting for the disappointing Titans runner.

MVP Meter: New QB takes top slot

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan claims the No. 1 slot this week after a strong performance in a big win on a national stage.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

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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