Matt Ryan QB ATL 2 months ago2 Comments

Ryan will likely move out of the pocket more often under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, USA Today reports.

Ryan put up consistently strong numbers while working with former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter the past three years, throwing for 4,500+ yards and 26+ touchdowns each season. The Falcons hope to have a more balanced attack under new OC Kyle Shanahan, whose offenses have typically been quite successful running the ball. Of course, the run-pass ratio is largely a product of game situations, and the Falcons' personnel still points toward a pass-first offense. The team returns the potent wide receiver duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, but there are no shortage of questions along the offensive line and throughout the defense.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 8 months ago

Ryan completed 29-of-47 passes for 260 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Panthers. Both of his picks were returned for a touchdown.

Ryan was sacked six times, and really struggled to get much going against what has been an average defense this season. He had entered Sunday's game on a roll, and considering the contest was for the NFC South title, his performance is somewhat surprising. Despite ending the season on a down note, he finished with strong numbers, passing for 4,694 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 8 months ago

Ryan completed 30-of-40 passes for 322 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's win over the Saints.

Ryan connected with 10 different receivers, focusing on wideout Julio Jones (hip), who had seven catches on eight targets for 107 yards after missing last Sunday's game due to the injury. Ryan has now eclipsed the 300-yard mark in four consecutive games, with a 9:3 TD:INT ratio over that span. Up next is a Week 17 matchup against the Panthers, against whom he had 268 yards and a touchdown against back in Week 11.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 8 months ago

Ryan completed 26-of-37 passes for 310 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. He also added 27 rushing yards on three carries.

Ryan took a huge hit from Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds in the second quarter and appeared to be woozy after getting up, but he remained in the game and completed the drive with a 17-yard touchdown to Devin Hester. Playing without top wideout Julio Jones, Ryan still hit the 300-yard mark for the third consecutive game, and he's got an 8:3 TD:INT ratio over that span. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Saints, who are allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game this season.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 9 months ago

Ryan completed 24-of-39 passes for 374 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception, in Monday's 43-37 loss to the Packers.

Ryan and Julio Jones led an impressive comeback that included 30 points after halftime, yet the Falcons never drew any closer than six points. Jones missed Atlanta's final drive with a hip injury, but only after he caught 11 balls for 257 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets. The rest of the team accounted for just 116 receiving yards on 22 targets (5.3 YPT), and while Jones did the heavy lifting, Ryan deserves credit for his accuracy in the second half. Ryan draws a favorable Week 15 home matchup with the Steelers, but his stock will still take a significant hit if Jones can't play.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 9 months ago2 Comments

Ryan completed 30-of-41 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 29-18 win over the Cardinals. He was sacked just one time and also threw an interception in the red zone.

Other than a bad throw to Juilo Jones that was picked off in the first half, Ryan had a great game against a strong defense. Even though Roddy White (ankle) was inactive, Ryan posted strong numbers, connecting with Jones 10 times for 189 yards and a touchdown. Partially due to offensive line trouble, Ryan entered Sunday's game with just a 9:4 TD:INT ratio in his previous seven games, despite having White and Jones at his disposal for all those contests. In any event, the schedule is positive in terms of opposing pass defenses over the next four weeks, so perhaps Ryan can close the season on a high note. In Week 14, he'll play at Green Bay on Monday Night Football.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 9 months ago

Ryan completed 27 of 43 passes for 273 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Browns. He also had two carries for six rushing yards and lost a fumble.

Ryan's two-turnover day could have easily been three, but a sure pick-six was dropped. While he hasn't been particularly great this season, Ryan had not had a multi-turnover game since Week 4, which also happened to be the last time he had more than two touchdowns in a game. Despite having one of the better wide receiver duos in the league, Ryan has scored just one touchdown in six games this season, including five of his last seven. On the plus side, he'll get to face a Cardinals defense in Week 13 that is allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game this season.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 9 months ago5 Comments

Ryan completed 31-of-45 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-17 win at Carolina.

Ryan didn't play his best game, dinking and dunking his way to a mediocre 6.0 YPA, but he was able to lead the Falcons on a clutch drive late in the fourth quarter, to set up Matt Bryant's game-winning, 44-yard field goal. After playing on the road in the last two games, Ryan will get the next two at home, with a matchup against the Browns next up on the schedule.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 10 months ago4 Comments

Ryan completed 20 of 31 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Ryan connected with just six receivers on the day, with wideouts Julio Jones and Roddy White the only ones to catch more than two passes. Ryan has now gone three straight games with less than 230 passing yards with a 4:2 TD:TO ratio over that span. He'll look to break out of his slump in Week 11 against the Panthers, who are ranked 18th in passing yards allowed per game, but are tied for fifth in most passing touchdowns allowed.

Matt Ryan QB ATL 10 months ago

Ryan completed 20-of-27 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Ryan's 27 pass attempts Sunday were below his season average and with 228 yards, the Falcons' signal-caller tied his season-low from last weekend. While his judgement was quite suspect on his lone interception, Ryan was otherwise pretty efficient Sunday, averaging over 11 yards on nearly 75 percent completions. Additionally, Ryan secured his first multi-touchdown performance since Week 4. Overall, it was a solid showing for Ryan, who is now entering his bye week in advance of a favorable Nov. 9 matchup versus the Buccaneers.