Matt Ryan | QB | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 10/20/2014 9:11pm et
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was sacked five times as the team's offensive line continues to struggle with injuries and poor play. 'We had way too much pressure,' head coach Mike Smith said. 'Our quarterback was hit and sacked way too much. There were times where we really didn't have a chance to get the play off, and that's very difficult for a quarterback, and we have to do better with our protection.'
Huddle Up: After throwing for 3 scores in 3 of his first 4 games, Ryan has cooled considerably with only 3 TD passes total and 1 300-yard game over the last 3 weeks. The schedule doesn't bring any good news, either, as the Lions and their vastly improved D await Sunday in London.
Posted: 9/8/2014 11:01am et
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for a team record 448 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 1 overtime win against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 7. He also eclipsed the team record for career touchdown passes (156), surpassing Steve Bartkowski (154).
Huddle Up: Ryan stepped up in the shootout with the Saints, his passing numbers helped in part by the Falcons' inability to generate much of anything on the ground. That's likely to be a familiar refrain going forward, and with Julio Jones and Roddy White to throw to Ryan appears poised for a strong fantasy season.