Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
6 days ago

Ryan completed 22 of 29 pass attempts for 215 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-7 win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The yardage total was a season low, but Ryan made up for it with the two TD passes, something he had only done once through his first six games, but has now done in each of his last three. While the 32-year-old still has not thrown for more than two scores in a game this season, he at least seems to have turned a corner as the Falcons head to Seattle to face a defense sans Richard Sherman in Week 11.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 weeks ago

Ryan completed 24 of 38 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Panthers. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan's numbers could have been even better had Julio Jones been able to hang on to a would-be 39-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter on a play in which he was wide open. The reigning MVP's one interception was also costly, as it was returned 49 yards by Mike Adams shortly before halftime and set up a nine-yard touchdown run by Cam Newton. Ryan was impressive otherwise, throwing multiple touchdowns for the second consecutive week and eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the first time in the opener. He'll look to get the Falcons back on the winning track against the Cowboys in Week 10.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
3 weeks ago

Ryan completed 18 of 29 passes for 254 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Jets. He also gained 17 yards on six rushes and fumbled thrice, losing two.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan had trouble holding onto the ball in the dreadful conditions at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, but he was able to throw for multiple scores for the first time since Week 3. His 8.76 YPA was his best figure in that category since that same contest, and his eight-yard scoring dart to Mohamed Sanu early in the fourth quarter was a perfectly placed ball at the back of the end zone that only his receiver could have come down with. Ryan connected with seven different pass catchers overall and encouragingly hit Julio Jones on a deep ball, hooking up with his No. 1 wideout for a 53-yard gain. While the Falcons offense continues to scuffle in comparison to last season's results, Ryan's performance Sunday provided reason for optimism, especially considering the weather conditions. He'll look to build on the strong effort versus the Panthers in Week 9.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
4 weeks ago1 Comment

Ryan completed 23 of 33 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Falcons. He added 37 rushing yards on three scrambles.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of a few third- and fourth-down conversions he made with his legs, Ryan failed to get much of anything going Sunday night, which was surprising since New England entered Week 7 having allowed the most yards per game in the entire league. In fact, Ryan's touchdown connection with Julio Jones late in the fourth quarter marked Atlanta's first score since the second quarter of the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Dolphins. The reasons for their struggles aren't entirely clear, but questionable play calling seems to be playing a part. Until they right the ship, it'll be hard to trust the 2016 NFL MVP as the elite signal caller we've come to know him as.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 24 of 35 pass attempts for 248 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan threw a 40-yard touchdown strike to Marvin Hall in the first quarter, but he struggled to make throws downfield after that point en route to a pedestrian 7.1 yards per attempt. His lone interception proved to be quite costly, coming on the final drive of the game as he looked to move his team into the red zone to potentially tie the score. Ryan's form in 2017 has been a far cry from his performance a year ago, with a substandard 6:6 TD:INT and just one game with over 300 yards passing to his name. He will look to emerge from his early-season funk next week against the Patriots.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 24 of 42 passes for 242 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while adding an eight-yard rush and losing a fumble in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

The man nicknamed Matty Ice has looked ice cold in important late-game situations of late. Ryan gave up the go-ahead score after coughing up the ball on a sack in the third quarter, but tied it up with a three-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hardy in the fourth. He had two tries to complete the comeback after Buffalo nudged ahead with a field goal on the ensuing possession, but those drives ended with an interception and a turnover on downs. Wide receivers Julio Jones (hip) and Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) left this one early, but next week's bye should allow Ryan's top weapons to get healthy by the time Miami comes to town for Week 6.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 24 of 35 passes for 294 yards, two scores, and three interceptions in Sunday's 30-26 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Two of Ryan's interceptions came in the second half while Atlanta was trying to stave off a Detroit comeback. Through three games under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, Ryan's 289 yards per game and 68.8 percent completion rate are both impressive, but behind last year's MVP totals and Sunday's game throws Ryan's touchdown:interception ratio to a mediocre 4:3. It is worth remembering that Ryan took some lumps before finding success when former coordinator Kyle Shanahan came to town in 2015, so some mild struggles should be expected. Fortunately, Sarkisian maintaining much of last year's scheme should abridge the kinds of dry spells Ryan experienced early under Shanahan in their first year together.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 19 of 28 passes for 252 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-23 victory over the Packers. He added eight rushing yards on one carry.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan had no problem exposing a revamped Packers defense that shut down the Seahawks in Week 1, leading his team to three touchdowns and a field goal on six drives before halftime. However, the reigning MVP took his foot off the gas pedal thereafter once the Falcons defense seemingly put the game away with a score of their own to open the second half. Fortunately for fantasy owners, another favorable matchup awaits in Week 3, as Atlanta travels to the indoor confines of Ford Field to take on Detroit.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 321 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan ran the offense efficiently and posted a healthy 10.7 yards per attempt, thanks in large part to an 88-yard touchdown connection with Austin Hooper. He didn't get much help from the running game, which posted a lackluster 2.8 yards per attempt, but he was able to do just enough to pull off the road victory. Ryan is in line for another strong season after an excellent 2016 campaign and will face a seemingly inviting matchup with the Packers in Week 2.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
3 months ago

Ryan completed just four of 11 passes for 36 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

It certainly wasn't the dress rehearsal for the regular season that the Falcons and Ryan had hoped for, as he threw an interception on his first pass and could only lead the offense to 70 yards on the subsequent 17 plays he helmed over the subsequent two drives. Ryan gave way to Matt Schaub following the third possession and likely wraps up the preseason with a modest 20 attempts over three games. It's unlikely he sees time in the exhibition finale against the Jaguars as he prepares for the Sept. 10 opener against the Bears.