Matt Ryan QB ATL Nov 18 '12
Matt Ryan completed 28-of-46 passes for 301 yards and five interceptions as the Falcons outlasted Arizona 23-19 in Week 11.
Ryan did not play well -- let's be clear about that -- but he got awfully bad luck on tipped passes, which contributed to at least three of his picks. He also did not benefit from a largely ineffective Julio Jones (ankle), who left in the third quarter and did not return. Although the Cardinals sacked him just once, Ryan was also under heavy duress throughout the game as Arizona DC Ray Horton dialed up heavy blitzes. Ryan is a resilient enough football player to bounce back from this brutal effort in his next game. The Falcons face Tampa Bay's No. 32 pass defense in Week 12.