Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 hours ago

Ryan completed 12 of 22 passes for 129 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 17-6 preseason loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Despite not getting his team into the end zone and losing Julio Jones early to an ankle injury, Ryan was reasonably effective. He did have one glaring gaffe, however, appearing not to see safety Rashad Jones lurking near the goal line on 3rd and goal in the first quarter, resulting in a drive-killing interception. Otherwise, Ryan looked comfortable in connecting with both Mohamed Sanu and Aldrick Robinson on several occasions, as well as in executing a couple of designed rollouts and bootlegs, which are reportedly slated to be a larger part of the offense in 2016 than in seasons past. Assuming Jones' injury is minor, Ryan and the rest of the Falcons starting offense look to be prepared for the start of the regular season.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 week ago

Ryan completed 6-of-11 passes for 78 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Although he was technically the least effective of the three guys named Matt who took snaps on Thursday, he's in no danger of losing his job to Matt Schaub or Matt Simms. He'll likely see a bigger workload in the third preseason game against the Dolphins.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Ryan failed to complete any of his four pass attempts in Thursday's preseason opener against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons went three-and-out on both of Ryan's drives, starting the preseason in rather unimpressive fashion. There's hope for improvement in his second season under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but the Falcons may still lack receiving threats to complement Julio Jones. Offseason acquisition Mohamed Sanu could help, though he was mostly unimpressive during his time in Cincinnati. Third-round rookie TE Austin Hooper is the other key addition, but the recent track record of rookie tight ends in the NFL isn't encouraging.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan acknowledged that he had a tough time adjusting to Kyle Shanahan's scheme, but the quarterback also said that his offensive coordinator did a nice job late in the season, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is one of the more amusing January storylines, as the early-season narrative gave new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan a significant portion of the credit for Atlanta's September success. If adjustment to a new scheme was really the biggest problem, the Falcons offense probably wouldn't have been at its best at the beginning of the season. The obvious issue was the lack of a secondary receiving threat behind Julio Jones, which led to a massive number of dump-offs to Devonta Freeman. It may be more interesting to blame Ryan or Shanahan, but both have proven to be perfectly competent during their successful NFL careers. The Falcons will likely prioritize the acquisition of a starting-caliber No. 2 wide receiver and/or tight end this offseason.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan completed 24 of 36 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and a fumble in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan was consistently sloppy with the football for much of the season, recording a turnover in 11 of Atlanta's final 12 games, including each of the team's seven games following its bye. It hasn't been as if Ryan has been incredibly productive to make up for his penchant for turnovers. Ryan threw multiple touchdown passes in just six games this season, Sunday breaking a five-game streak of one or fewer scoring passes per game. Getting the franchise quarterback on the same page as offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be one of the stories of the offseason in Atlanta.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan took a shot to his hip last Sunday versus the Panthers, yet the ailment didn't affect his practice participation one bit in the subsequent week of prep. Because the Saints' pass defense has given up an all-time worst 43 touchdown throws this season, he should be afforded plenty of opportunities to pile on with Drew Brees operating on the other side.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

A full participant throughout the week of practice, Ryan will look to finish his disappointing season on a strong note, facing a New Orleans defense that has consistently been shredded this year.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan emerged from Sunday's win over the Panthers with some soreness in his hip, which stemmed from a hard hit in the course of the contest. However, his ability to handle every drill to open Week 17 prep puts aside any doubt about his ability to play this Sunday against the Saints.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan said he will practice Wednesday, despite taking a hard shot to the hip in Sunday's win over the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan may still be a little bit sore, but this doesn't sound like an issue that could seriously threaten his Week 17 availability. Drawing an ideal home matchup with the last-ranked New Orleans defense, Ryan is well positioned to finish his down season on an encouraging note.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
8 months ago

Ryan completed 22 of 30 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Carolina. He lost a fumble during the contest.

EDGE Analysis

The Panthers came into Sunday's game with an epic hot streak and the league's likely MVP on their side. Ryan had Julio Jones and that proved to be enough to ruin Carolina's pursuit of history. Yes, Ryan helped play giant-killer, but don't be fooled - Jones and Atlanta's defense had far more to do with Atlanta's win. Seventy of Ryan's passing yards and his lone touchdown came on a jumpball to Jones and one would still need to go back to Week 8 for the last time Ryan ended a game with more touchdowns than turnovers. Ryan will get a chance to end that streak in Week 17 against one of the league's worst pass defenses in the Saints, a team that Ryan threw for 295 yards and two scores against in Week 6, though he fumbled thrice.