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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

Biermann's big play leads Falcons past Browns

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Defensive end Kroy Biermann's spectacular diving interception and return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sent the Falcons to a 20-10 win over the gimpy Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Falcons QB Ryan, WR Douglas working on timing

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan has targeted WR Harry Douglas 16 times this season, but the second-year receiver has only six catches for 71 yards.

Insider: Steelers 'D' still one of best

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
One NFL insider says the Steelers' defense is so good it's making up for Pittsburgh's struggles at quarterback and offensive line.

Ryan throws 3 TD passes as Falcons rout Cards 41-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite injuries to their top two running backs, the Falcons dominated Arizona and pulled out a convincing 41-7 win.

Falcons confident Ryan is learning from mistakes

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
It's clear to those in Atlanta that some Falcons fans are growing impatient with QB Matt Ryan, who has yet to take the big step some were expecting after an impressive rookie year in 2008.

Bengals boss takes care of his own

Posted July 14, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
"It's ironic," says one NFL insider in "Audibles," "for how often Mike Brown is called cheap, how much he takes care of his people."

Smith expects Ryan to be ready for start of offseason conditioning program

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke at the Combine Feb. 26 and said QB Matt Ryan is progressing well in his recovery from the turf-toe injury that hampered him late last season.

Falcons may have jeopardized Ryan's health

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 2:10 a.m. ET
The Falcons may have jeopardized Matt Ryan's long-term health by allowing him to play in the final three games of the season despite a lingering turf-toe injury, but he escaped without doing further damage to his big toe, according ...

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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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