Matt Ryan QB ATL 6 Days
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 12 Days
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 20 Days2 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 27 Days
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 1 Month5 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 1 Month4 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 2 Months
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.
Matt Ryan QB ATL 2 Months7 Comments
Ryan completed 29-of-44 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 29-7 loss at Baltimore. He lost a fumble and was sacked five times.
Ryan and the entire offense had trouble moving the ball, although he wrecked one drive deep in Ravens' territory by fumbling. The Falcons lost another offensive lineman Sunday, and the sacks are starting to become a major issue. It was a tough matchup for Ryan on Sunday, however, but he's thrown just one touchdown in each of the last three games. He'll have another challenge next week, facing a stellar Lions' defense, although the game will be in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome.
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Ryan completed 19-of-37 passes for 271 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 27-13 loss to Chicago.
Ryan surprisingly struggled at home, although Atlanta's defense didn't help out either, as the Bears possessed the ball for 36 minutes, while racking up nearly 500 yards of total offense. Chicago did a good job containing Julio Jones, who had four receptions on 12 targets for 68 yards, and no other pass catcher really stepped up. The offensive line has been an issue lately, as was the case Sunday, when Ryan was sacked four times. It might not get much easier for Ryan next week, as he'll have to deal with Baltimore on the road.
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Ryan completed 29-of-45 passes for 316 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Giants.
Ryan connected with seven different receivers, focusing on wideout Julio Jones, who had 11 catches on 16 targets for 105 yards. It was his second game with more than 300 yards, though it was also his second with only a single touchdown. He was actually lucky to get that score, as it came on a quick pass to running back Antone Smith, who took it 74 yards for a touchdown. Without that play, Ryan was looking at a 242-yard, zero-touchdown performance. He still has plenty of weapons around him, and he'll get a home game in Week 6 against a Bears defense that is slightly better against the run than the pass this season.