Matt Ryan

#2 QB / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 217 lb Age: 30 College: Boston College Bye 10,18,19,20,21

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Gives generally favorable review of Kyle Shanahan

    Ryan acknowledged that he had a tough time adjusting to Kyle Shanahan's scheme, but the quarterback also said that his offensive coordinator did a nice job late in the season, reports. This is one of the more amusing January storylines, as the early-season narrative gave new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan a significant portion of the credit for Atlanta's September success. If adjustment to a new scheme was really the problem, the Falcons offense probably wouldn't have been at its best at the beginning of the season. The obvious issue was the lack of a secondary receiving threat behind Julio Jones, which led to a massive number of dump-offs to Devonta Freeman. It may be more interesting to blame Ryan or Shanahan, but both have proven to be perfectly competent during their successful NFL careers. The Falcons will likely prioritize the acquisition of a starting-caliber No. 2 wide receiver and/or tight end this offseason.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Throws for 334 yards against Saints

    Ryan completed 24 of 36 passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and a fumble in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. Ryan was consistently sloppy with the football for much of the season, recording a turnover in 11 of Atlanta's final 12 games, including each of the team's seven games following its bye. It hasn't been as if Ryan has been incredibly productive to make up for his penchant for turnovers. Ryan threw multiple touchdown passes in just six games this season, Sunday breaking a five-game streak of one or fewer scoring passes per game. Getting the franchise quarterback on the same page as offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be one of the stories of the offseason in Atlanta.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Active Sunday

    Ryan (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints. Ryan took a shot to his hip last Sunday versus the Panthers, yet the ailment didn't affect his practice participation one bit in the subsequent week of prep. Because the Saints' pass defense has given up an all-time worst 43 touchdown throws this season, he should be afforded plenty of opportunities to pile on with Drew Brees operating on the other side.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Probable to face Saints

    Ryan (hip) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints. A full participant throughout the week of practice, Ryan will look to finish his disappointing season on a strong note, facing a New Orleans defense that has consistently been shredded this year.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Practices in full Wednesday

    Ryan (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of reports. Ryan emerged from Sunday's win over the Panthers with some soreness in his hip, which stemmed from a hard hit in the course of the contest. However, his ability to handle every drill to open Week 17 prep puts aside any doubt about his ability to play this Sunday against the Saints.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Expects to practice Wednesday

    Ryan said he will practice Wednesday, despite taking a hard shot to the hip in Sunday's win over the Panthers, reports. Ryan may still be a little bit sore, but this doesn't sound like an issue that could seriously threaten his Week 17 availability. Drawing an ideal home matchup with the last-ranked New Orleans defense, Ryan is well positioned to finish his down season on an encouraging note.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Tops 300 yards against Carolina

    Ryan completed 22 of 30 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Carolina. He lost a fumble during the contest. The Panthers came into Sunday's game with an epic hot streak and the league's likely MVP on their side. Ryan had Julio Jones and that proved to be enough to ruin Carolina's pursuit of history. Yes, Ryan helped play giant-killer, but don't be fooled - Jones and Atlanta's defense had far more to do with Atlanta's win. Seventy of Ryan's passing yards and his lone touchdown came on a jumpball to Jones and one would still need to go back to Week 8 for the last time Ryan ended a game with more touchdowns than turnovers. Ryan will get a chance to end that streak in Week 17 against one of the league's worst pass defenses in the Saints, a team that Ryan threw for 295 yards and two scores against in Week 6, though he fumbled thrice.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Throws for score against Jacksonville

    Ryan completed 22 of 35 passes for 246 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. Ryan earned his "Matty Ice" nickname due to his steely demeanor in pressure situations. It may now be an apt moniker for a different reason. Ryan has thrown just three touchdowns in the Falcons' last four games, while throwing five picks in that same span. Two of those games came against defenses in the bottom 10 in the league against the pass, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville. If he couldn't make it happen against those defenses, the future looks bleak. Next up for Ryan is a Carolina defense that shut Atlanta out just a week ago.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Throws for 224 yards in Week 14 blowout loss

    Ryan completed 22-of-34 passes for 224 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-0 blowout loss to the Panthers. He also lost a yard on one rush and was sacked three times. Ryan and the Falcons offense have seemingly been struck in neutral during the team's six-game skid, with the last four games proving particularly frustrating. The eight-year veteran has a 5:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio over that span, throwing at least one pick in each of those four contests. He's also failed to surpass the 300-yard mark since Week 10 versus the 49ers. Ryan and the Falcons will once again attempt to get untracked in Week 15 versus the Jaguars.

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    Falcons' Matt Ryan: Late pick seals loss

    Ryan completed 30 of 45 passes for 269 yards, with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Buccaneers. Ryan connected with eight different receivers, though Julio Jones (eight catches on 17 targets for 93 yards) and Devonta Freeman (10 catches on 11 targets for 56 yards) were the only ones to finish with more than three receptions. After starting 5-0, the Falcons now find themselves at 6-6, a lot of which has to do with Ryan's inability to lead the offense to touchdowns. He's thrown just two TD passes in the last two games, while getting picked off six times in the last three. Up next is a tough road game against the Panthers, who came into the weekend allowing the fifth-fewest passing yards per game while giving up only 13 TD passes (fourth best).