Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
5 days ago

Ryan completed 28 of 42 passes for 262 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan's overall statline is solid enough, but he salvaged a relatively poor afternoon with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. The veteran quarterback's sixth interception of the season was a costly one, as Bashaud Breeland jumped an Austin Hooper out route for a pick-six in the second quarter to help the Packers eventually build a 34-7 lead. Ryan and the Falcons have now lost five straight games as they get set to host the Cardinals in Week 15.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 weeks ago

Ryan completed 16 of 26 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 26-16 loss to Baltimore. He lost a fumble during the contest.

EDGE Analysis

A late touchdown pass to Austin Hooper saved Sunday from total embarrassment, but it's still hard to overstate just how much Baltimore confounded Ryan, a dark-horse MVP candidate, and the Falcons on Sunday. Ryan didn't top 100 yards passing until midway through the fourth quarter and his 131 yards passing were a career low for a game in which he attempted at least 10 passes. This after topping 325 yards in five of his previous six games. Baltimore came in as the league's No. 2 defense in terms of opponent passer rating. With Atlanta's back fully up against the wall next Sunday against Green Bay, Ryan will get an easier matchup against a bottom-10 Packers pass defense.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
4 weeks ago

Ryan completed 24 of 34 pass attempts for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan averaged a respectable 8.6 yards per attempt while completing 71 percent of his passes. He struggled in the red zone at times but was able to connect with Julio Jones on a 34-yard touchdown pass to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Ryan's lone turnover was a big one, as it set up a Dallas touchdown which put them up 10 with time ticking down. He had at least 330 passing yards with 10 touchdowns over his previous four games and will look to get back on track Thursday in what should be a high-scoring affair against the Saints.

Matt Ryan
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1 month ago

Ryan connected on 38 of 52 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns while rushing three times for 13 yards and losing one of two fumbles in Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan linked up with Julio Jones for a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but he failed to convert on a crucial fourth down from the Cleveland 1-yard line down 28-10 in the fourth. Faced with almost the same exact scenario on the next drive, Ryan found Austin Hooper for a three-yard touchdown. His fantasy performance was probably better than his real life impact, but Ryan's owners should be just fine with that. Atlanta will host the Cowboys in Week 11.

Matt Ryan
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1 month ago1 Comment

Ryan spoke glowingly of the Browns defense following practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I think they've done a good job in the secondary of making plays and coming up with interceptions," Ryan said. "I've been impressed by what I've seen from them on film."

EDGE Analysis

Through eight games, Matty Ice owns a 19:3 touchdown:interception ratio, while completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 336 passing yards per game. At the midway point of his 2016 MVP campaign, Ryan had completed 69.2 percent of his attempts with 329 passing yards per game and a 19:4 ratio. Ryan has kept Atlanta in playoff contention by playing error-free football, committing just one interception over his past 240 attempts after throwing two over his first 61 passes of the season. Sunday brings a matchup against a Browns defense that leads the NFL with 23 forced turnovers, including 13 interceptions (good for third in the league).

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
1 month ago

Ryan completed 26 of 38 passes for 350 yards, four touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 38-14 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The game was already in hand in the closing moments of the fourth quarter, but Ryan still nailed star receiver Julio Jones on a bubble screen for a 35-yard touchdown, Jones' first of the season. Atlanta's slow start may have masked it, but Ryan is off to an incredible start with a 19:3 touchdown:interception ratio this season, including just eight touchdowns and one pick during the recent three-game winning streak. Ryan feasted on a solid Washington pass defense on Sunday and will take on a Cleveland pass defense that led the league in opponent passer rating before getting eaten up by Patrick Mahomes. Things should be easier if Jones is able to build on his late score.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 31 of 39 passes for 379 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-20 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan finished Monday's excellent performance by completing his last 18 passes, tying the longest streak of his career. The quarterback has been on an absolute tear lately, topping 350 passing yards in four of Atlanta's last five games. Over that same span, Ryan has compiled 13 touchdowns versus no interceptions, with his lone score Monday coming on a 47-yard connection with Marvin Hall prior to halftime. The sizzling signal-caller will look to keep his momentum going at the Redskins in Week 8.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 months ago

Ryan completed 31-of-41 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons defeated Tampa Bay 34-29 on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

So long as the Falcons can stay in playoff contention with Ryan playing at this level, the 10-year veteran is going to mount a legitimate argument to earn his second MVP award in three seasons. Ryan has thrown for 250-plus yards in every game this season, with at least 354 passing yards in three of the past four contests. He also has more touchdowns in a four-week span (12) than he's had during any stretch since Week 14-Week 17 of his 2016 MVP campaign. Next come the Giants and a secondary that Carson Wentz recently tore up for 278 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 months ago

Ryan (foot) wasn't listed on the Falcons' injury report Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After he was seen taking snaps and throwing passes at Wednesday's practice, Ryan held court with the media, telling D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his foot was "fine." Clearly, the Falcons' medical and training staffs agree with the quarterback. Ryan will turn his sights on Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers, who have allowed 370 yards passing per game and 13 touchdowns versus just a single interception this season.

Matt Ryan
QB ATL (8)
2 months ago

Ryan (foot) was present at Wednesday's practice, taking snaps and throwing passes, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the aftermath of Sunday's loss in Pittsburgh, Ryan was seen leaving the X-ray room at Heinz Field, which returned negative regarding any fractures in his foot. While practicing Wednesday, he appeared to display deft footwork, but the first Week 6 injury report will reveal whether he was a limited or full participant.