|12/20/2014||Rams , DST STL|
49ers , TQB SF
Donte Moncrief, WR IND
|Jordan Matthews, WR PHI|
Falcons , TQB ATL
Packers , DST GB
|12/18/2014||Giants , TQB NYG||Falcons , TQB ATL|
|12/16/2014||Falcons , TQB ATL|
Matt Forte, RB CHI
|Steve Smith, WR BAL|
Patriots , TQB NE
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Falcons QB Matt Ryan throws for 322 yards in win over Saints
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan put together another string performance, cracking the 300-yard mark in his team's 30-14 victory over the Saints in Week 16.
Ryan fired a 3-yard touchdown pass to Eric Weems in the second quarter for his only score of the game. He compiled 322 yards while completing 30 of 40 passes. He added one touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 106.5 passer rating.
Ryan will now have a win-and-you're-in game at home against Carolina in Week 17.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan good, but not good enough Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) A strong performance by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday was not strong enough to overcome Pittsburgh.
Ryan finished 26 of 37 for 310 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Not bad considering he completed just 2 of 4 for 14 yards in the first quarter and fired a pick on a horrible throw to begin the second. He recovered to hit Devin Hester for a 17-yard score several minutes later and Roddy White on a 4-yarder early in the fourth.
His second half began with a bang when he found Hester for 46 yards. Ryan, who threw for 196 yards after intermission, will attempt to guide his team to a win next Sunday at New Orleans.
Matt Ryan able to stand, deliver
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/9/14) After struggling most of the season behind a depleted offensive line, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan appears to be comfortable in the pocket again, leading his team on a frantic comeback bid with four touchdown passes Week 14 at Green Bay. It was his first game with more than two touchdown passes since Week 4. He had three touchdown passes in three of his first four games.
Though all the touchdowns were something new, the turnaround actually began for Ryan in Week 12, when he threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns against Cleveland. In that game, he had four passes of 20 yards or more, up from one in Week 11. He had three in Week 13 and five in this one.
Sounds to me like he's getting more time to throw the ball, and the number of sacks he has taken during that three-game stretch (a total of five) reflects the same. If the Falcons' reworked offensive line has jelled enough for him to keep his sights downfield -- and he recognizes what a luxury that is now -- making Julio Jones more of a priority than ever, he could be in for a big finish, especially since his matchups the next two weeks against the Steelers and Saints have the makings of shootouts.
Matt Ryan throws four second-half touchdowns in shootout loss
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan heated up in the second half at Green Bay on Monday night and finished 24 of 39 for 375 yards and a season-high four touchdowns with one interception. All four scores came after halftime as Atlanta nearly rallied from a 24-point deficit.
Ryan posted his fourth 300-yard passing game this season and added 23 yards on two rushes. His favorite receiver, by far, was Julio Jones. The duo hooked up 11 times for 259 yards and a score, including a 79-yard completion on the first play from scrimmage after halftime. Ryan also threw scoring passes to Roddy White, Harry Douglas and Eric Weems.
Up to 25 touchdowns, Ryan plays the Steelers in Week 15.
Falcons' Matt Ryan tosses two scores Week 13
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/30/14) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tossed two scores Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Ryan completed 30 of 41 passes for 361 yards and two scores. He also tossed one interception during the contest. Ryan got a ton of production out of his starting receivers. Julio Jones burned Arizona for 189 yards and a score. Harry Douglas also went over 100 yards. Nineteen of Ryan's 30 completions went to Jones and Douglas. Ryan looked strong early, tossing both touchdowns in the first quarter, but couldn't find the end zone again versus the tough Cardinals defense. He also had 4 rushing yards on three attempts.
Ryan will look for more Week 14 against the Packers.