Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 day ago1 Comment

Ryan completed 22 of 34 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He also added 23 yards on three carries in the 29-28 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Although he was held down for much of the day, Ryan put his team in a position to win the game when his only touchdown pass came late in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the Falcons elected to go for two after the score and Ryan's pass attempt was intercepted by Eric Berry, who ran it all the way back for a pick-two that ultimately decided the outcome of the game. Ryan has now been held under 300 yards passing in five of his last six games and has just four touchdowns compared to three interceptions over the last three. He will look to bounce back next week against the Rams.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 week ago

Ryan completed 26 of 34 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and a pick in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. He added 15 yards rushing on four carries.

EDGE Analysis

At first glance, the stat line doesn't look like too big of an improvement from last week's effort against the Eagles, but Ryan returned to his MVP-caliber form on Sunday. Ryan topped a 70 percent completion percentage for the fifth time this season and third time in the past four weeks, his lone blemish being an interception that was in reality a catch and lost bobble by Julio Jones. Ryan and the Falcons have been searching for a proper complement to Jones ever since Roddy White began to decline. He might now have multiple complements, with free agent Mohamed Sanu proving capable of moving the chains and young speedster Taylor Gabriel emerging as a big-play threat. The return of Tevin Coleman to the backfield should further add to Ryan's increasingly impressive arsenal down the stretch.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Ryan completed 18 of 33 passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 24-15 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan was held in check for much of the game, and a large percentage of his production came on a 76-yard touchdown throw to Taylor Gabriel in the fourth quarter. He failed to throw multiple touchdown passes for the third time this season and the yardage output tied his second-lowest mark. Ryan has still been one of the most productive quarterbacks in the NFL this season and will look to rebound in Week 12 against the Cardinals after the bye.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 25 of 34 passes for 344 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 43-28 win over the Bucs. He also rushed twice for no gain and fumbled twice, losing one.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan continues to thrive in Kyle Shanahan's offense, notching his fifth 300-yard-plus outing of the campaign, already matching his total in that category from last season. He completed his scoring throws to four different receivers, hitting the diverse group of Levine Toilolo, Patrick DiMarco, Julio Jones and Austin Hooper. The nine-year veteran is on pace to easily exceed his career-high 32 touchdown passes from 2012, as well as the 4,717 yards he managed that season, also a high-water mark. Ryan will look to continue his stellar play when the Falcons visit the Eagles in a Week 10 tilt.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 28 of 35 passes for 288 yards and three scores in Sunday's win over Green Bay. He added nine yards rushing on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Matty Ice was as cool as a cucumber in the closing seconds of the game, Atlanta down by six points. The veteran passer sat calmly in the pocket at ripped an 11-yard touchdown to Mohamad Sanu in the back of the end zone for the win. Ryan has made strides in his second year in Kyle Shanahan's offense, now just two shy of last season's touchdown total with eight games left to play. He is, at the same time, on pace for half as many turnovers, 10, than he tallied last season, 21. His next test will be on Thursday night against a Tampa Bay pass defense that has been kicked around thus far this season.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 22 of 34 passes for 273 yards, with a touchdown and interception in Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan didn't play poorly, but threw an ill-advised interception late in the fourth quarter, which helped set up San Diego for a game-tying field goal. In the closing seconds, it looked like the veteran QB made up for his miscue, hooking up with Julio Jones two times for 35 yards, but Matt Bryant missed the game-winning field goal as time expired. In overtime, Ryan could not move the ball, getting stuffed on a rushing attempt on 3rd and 1. On a positive note, Ryan established an NFL record with his 46th straight 200-yard passing game, a testament to his consistency. He's got a good chance to bounce back next week against the Packers.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 27-of-42 passes for 335 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He added one rush for two yards.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan struggled a bit in the first half, throwing for only 93 yards with the Falcons falling into a 17-3 deficit by halftime. However, he was part of a resilient second-half Atlanta comeback, leading the Falcons to 21 unanswered points and throwing for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter alone. Ryan would eventually throw a crucial fourth-quarter interception that would lead to an eventual game-winning field goal for Seattle, but the mistake was not indicative of his performance as a whole. Opposing quarterbacks had only been averaging 8.8 ESPN standard fantasy points per game against the Seahawks coming into Week 6, fewest in the league, but the veteran quarterback scorched them for 21 in a road game Sunday. He will remain a solid QB1 as the Falcons head home to face the Chargers in Week 7.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 15 of 28 yards for 267 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Denver.

EDGE Analysis

The stat-line doesn't inspire the kind of of accolades Ryan and Atlanta's offense has garnered early this season, but the performance illustrated what makes Ryan so difficult to stop in his second year under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Last week's 300-yard receiver, Julio Jones, was bottled up for most of the game, but Matty Ice didn't flinch. Instead, Atlanta moved its running backs around and forced Denver's linebackers to play in space. The result was that 180 of Ryan's passing yards went to backs. That kind of flexibility and depth within the offense makes Ryan a threat on a weekly basis, even when going against the league's toughest defenses.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
2 months ago7 Comments

Ryan completed 28 of 37 passes for 503 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 48-33 victory over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan and Julio Jones combined on a performance for the ages against a defensive unit that was competing for a Super Bowl just seven months ago. The 503 yards Ryan amassed were a franchise record in addition to being a personal best, and were also the most yards every allowed by the Panthers in their history. Furthermore, the game marked the first time that quarterback and receiver had ever gone over the 500-yard and 300-yard milestone in the same contest. Although he completed passes to a whopping nine different receivers, the veteran gunslinger targeted Jones five times as much as the next closest pass catcher, with Taylor Gabriel and Aldrick Robinson both a distant second with just three looks. Ryan averaged a robust 13.60 yards per attempt while completing passes of 35, 42 and 75 yards on the day. Through four weeks, the Boston College product has totaled a league-leading 1,473 yards while producing a stellar 11:2 TD:INT ratio.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (11)
2 months ago

Ryan (thumb) practiced in full Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

While leading the Falcons to victory Monday in New Orleans, Ryan sustained an injury to his left thumb but remained in the contest, completing 20 of 30 passes overall for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Considering the ailment is afflicting his non-throwing arm, Wednesday's uninhibited practice isn't unexpected, but the Falcons will likely give Ryan the all-clear upon releasing the final injury report of the week.