Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
6 days ago

Ryan stayed hot Sunday in Oakland, completing 26 of 34 passes for 396 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan has been unfazed by an ankle injury to top receiver Julio Jones, spreading the ball around well to secondary options en route to 730 yards and five touchdowns through two weeks. Atlanta has been featuring an effective run-pass balance thus far, keeping defenses on their heels while scoring a robust 29.5 points per game. Next week's trip to New Orleans for Monday Night Football offers another strong matchup for the streaking quarterback.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
2 weeks ago

Ryan completed 27 of 39 passes for 334 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Bucs. He also gained 10 yards on three rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan didn't have his usual rapport with Julius Jones, with the latter looking to be affected significantly by the ankle injury that's hampered him since preseason. He didn't connect with Jones until the fifth drive of the game, but did show some encouraging synergy with offseason acquisition Mohamed Sanu, connecting on an early 59-yard score on what appeared to be a busted coverage. Despite an impressive stat line, the Falcons only scored once in four trips to the red zone, leaving Ryan's day unfulfilled. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 2 trip out west against the Raiders.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 month 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 month 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)
1 month 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)
9 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)
9 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)
9 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)
9 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)
9 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.