Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 22 of 36 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 15-10 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

The Eagles powerful front had Ryan shuffling around all game, his lone touchdown pass coming off of a scramble and then dump-off to Devonta Freeman in the second quarter. On Atlanta's final drive, Matty Ice showed how he earned that name with clutch throws, including a 20-yard pass to Julio Jones on 4th and 6 to keep the drive going. When Atlanta got down inside the 10, however, Ryan couldn't get it done -- missing on three of four attempts. It was a ho-hum season for Ryan, who ended the season with a passer rating below his career average. The only solace Falcons fans might have is the fact that things didn't look even this good in Year 1 with Kyle Shanahan. Perhaps offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian can meld with Ryan to put up another MVP-caliber season in Year 2.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
1 month ago

Ryan (personal) practiced in full Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reason for Ryan's absence Tuesday was explained as a personal matter by the organization, per McClure. Ryan wouldn't elaborate on the topic Wednesday, but his ability to log every practice rep returns the Falcons offense to status quo. Over the past four contests, including Saturday's wild-card win against the Rams, he's completed 62 percent of his passes, averaged nearly 259 yards per game and recorded four touchdowns versus one interception.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
1 month ago

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Ryan (personal) rejoined the team Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's expected that Ryan, who missed the Falcons' first practice of the week Tuesday to attend to the personal matter, will be a full participant in Wednesday's session, given that he's not dealing with an injury. Since throwing three interceptions in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Saints, Ryan has bounced back nicely with a 4:1 TD:INT ratio, 62 percent completion rate and 7.3 yards per attempt mark over the past four contests, which include Atlanta's wild-card win over the Rams last week.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
1 month ago

Ryan missed Tuesday's practice due to a personal matter, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Ryan was at the Falcons' facilities for a portion of the day Tuesday, he left before he was able to take any practice reps, per McClure. Upon the release of the first injury report of the divisional round, a team spokesperson relayed Ryan "had an appointment" but wouldn't reveal the nature of it out of respect for the quarterback. There's a chance Ryan returns to drills Wednesday, but until he does so, his status will be monitored with a watchful eye.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 21 of 30 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 26-13 win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan almost did a split while setting and tossing a lollipop to Julio Jones on a flag route in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. Fortunately for Ryan, the ball landed perfectly in Jones' outstretched arms for an eight-yard score, putting Atlanta up by two touchdowns. Ryan has certainly taken a step back from his MVP ways in 2017, but a quiet, efficient playoff win is a positive for a quarterback that had as many interception as touchdowns in the season's final quarter. The Falcons, as the bottom seed, will head to Philly next week. The Eagles boast a top-five defense in terms of yardage and ranked ninth best in the league in opponent passer rating. Given that Philadelphia was also the league's top run defense, Ryan may be counted on to pave through the path of less resistance.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 28 of 45 passes for 317 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 22-10 win over the Panthers. He also rushed three times for 14 yards.

EDGE Analysis

With the defending NFC champion's playoff lives on the line, Ryan came through with his fourth 300-yard effort of the campaign, and first since Week 12. The 10-year pro helped lead the Falcons downfield on a 10-play, 75-yard opening possession that he capped off with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Freeman. Although that would be his only passing score, Ryan was sharp while connecting with six different pass catchers. He'll head into an NFC wild-card showdown against the Rams next Saturday with a passing score in four straight contests.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 288 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Saints. He also gained seven yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan finished with his second-highest passing total in the last seven games, but he struggled for much of the afternoon and didn't have a touchdown pass to his name until a 14-yard connection with Tevin Coleman during garbage time with the game out of reach. He threw his fourth interception in the last three games, but he was hardly to blame on the play, which saw the ball resting on a Saints defender's back as he lay on the ground. Perhaps most importantly, the loss put Ryan and the Falcons' playoff aspirations in a bit of jeopardy, so they'll need a good result next week against the Panthers to ensure their involvement in the postseason.

Matt Ryan
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2 months ago3 Comments

Ryan completed 17 of 31 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-21 win over the Buccaneers. He also rushed three times for 29 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan's numbers weren't spectacular, but he did enough to clinch another road victory. His lone touchdown pass came on a six-yard throw to Justin Hardy during the first quarter. Although he's gone four straight games without multiple touchdown tosses, Ryan didn't turn the ball over Monday, cleaning up his act following a three-interception outing in Week 14. Ryan also contributed more than usual on the ground, with his 29 yards marking his second most this season. Next up for Atlanta is top-heavy tussle in New Orleans on Sunday.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
2 months ago1 Comment

Ryan completed 15 of 27 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in Thursday's 20-17 win over the Saints. He also netted zero yards on his three rushes.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons ultimately walked away winners with the help of some timely defense, but Ryan's night was mostly forgettable from an individual standpoint. The Boston College product threw all three of interceptions within a nine-play stretch between the end of the first half and beginning of the second, but he bounced back to fire a game-tying touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu with 9:55 remaining. Ryan also led an eight-play, 38-yard drive later in the period that culminated in Matt Bryant's go-ahead 52-yard field goal, a kick that would prove to be the difference in the game. It was Ryan's first multi-interception game since Week 4, but he's now thrown just Thursday's one touchdown over the last two games. He'll look to take advantage of a Buccaneers defense he already compiled 317 yards against back in Week 12 when he encounters them again in a Week 15 road tilt.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (5)
3 months ago

Ryan completed 16 of 29 passes for 173 yards during Sunday's 14-9 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan struggled mightily in this one, recording his lowest yardage total of the season while failing to throw a touchdown pass for the first time on the campaign. The opposing defense keyed in on Julio Jones a week after his breakout game, and Ryan was unable to consistently connect with any other pass catchers as he looked away from his star wideout. The signal caller had produced consistently prior to Sunday's ineffective performance and will look to get back on track next week against the Saints.