FantasySP / NFL / Matt Ryan FantasySP / NFL / Matt Ryan Copyright 2018 5274519 <![CDATA[Halftime analysis: Falcons lead Chiefs 14-10]]> Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper each caught touchdown passes as the Falcons lead the Chiefs 14-10 at halftime.

Aside from an inexcusable 69-yard touchdown pass from Pat Hahomes to Tyreek Hill towards the end of the half, the defense played fairly well against an explosive Chiefs group.

Matt Ryan looked much sharper in this one, going 5-of-7 for 90 yards, 1 TD and a quarterback rating of 153.3. Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones sat out, which opened things up for Tevin Coleman and Ridley]]> 5274519 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:18:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Matt Ryan completed 5-of-7 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown]]> Matt Ryan completed 5-of-7 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game versus the Chiefs. Playing just two possessions, Ryan led a 65-yard opening drive that culminated in a 4-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hooper. [...]]]> 5274452 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:03:27 EDT <![CDATA[Falcons Highlights: TE Austin Hooper leaps for a touchdown]]>
Led by a couple explosive runs from Tevin Coleman and a pair of catches from tight end Austin Hooper, Atlanta scored a touchdown on its opening drive of the game.

Watch Hooper leak out to the weak side after a play action fake and then leap over a defender into the end zone after catching a ball from Matt Ryan.

AIR HOOPER!]]> 5274433 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:54:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Watch: Matt Ryan compliments Sam Darnold, ignores Jalen Ramsey]]> Matt Ryan was a guest on Rich Eisen’s show yesterday and talked about a number of topics.

Naturally, the subject of Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey’s recent comments came up, when he called Matt Ryan overrated.

Here’s how Ryan responded to Ramsey’s interview with GQ.

You know what? I’ve played for 11 years. And so, I’ve heard my fair share of trash-talking from a lot of different people and if this stuff kept me up at night, I probably wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing]]> 5274302 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:06:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Falcons offensive line ranked No. 2 for Fantasy Football production]]>
One area that often gets overlooked is their offensive line.

Good news: if you’re planning to load up on Falcons skill guys, Atlanta’s offensive line is ranked No. 2 in the NFL for 2018 fantasy football production by ESPN Insider.

Atlanta’s blocking wall is the model of stability and consistency in large part because the Falcons return 100 percent of their offensive line snaps from the 2017 campaign. That should help Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman get closer to the elite fantasy form they showed in 2016, yet there are matchup concerns against the third-toughest schedule in the league]]> 5274131 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:36:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Falcons coach Dan Quinn won't take bait on Jalen Ramsey's Matt Ryan comments]]> Jalen Ramsey served up a season’s worth of bulletin board material for about half the NFL in an interview with GQ released yesterday.

Among Ramsey’s many targets for scorn was Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who he called overrated. Ramsey also suggested Ryan peaked two years ago only because Kyle Shanahan was calling the plays.

While some players around the league have fired back at Ramsey, Atlanta is keeping quiet. Asked about Ramsey’s comments, coach Dan Quinn said his team doesn’t need anybody on the outside to help motivate them, per D. Orlando Ledbetter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution]]> 5273181 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:57:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey rips NFL QBs]]> Josh Allen “trash” and said Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was “overrated”]]> 5272816 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:09:01 EDT Toronto Star <![CDATA[Jalen Ramsey rips almost every QB, but 'I'm a fan of Drew Brees']]> Jalen Ramsey is outspoken. It’s who he is. It took a while, but the NFL finally found someone to take the torch from Prime Time Deion Sanders when it comes to playing cover corner at an elite level and letting the world know about it.

Ramsey has latest taken his thoughts to GQ, discussing at length which almost all of his peers throughout the league. He meditates in particular on which quarterbacks are trash (most of them, particularly Atlanta Falcons 2016 MVP Matt Ryan) and which are not – pretty much just these four guys]]> 5272307 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:30:01 EDT Saints Wire
<![CDATA[Jalen Ramsey says Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 'overrated']]> Richard Sherman past his prime, Jalen Ramsey has taken on the title of the NFL’s most outspoken star cornerback.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, the Jaguars’ corner unloaded on several players around the league, including Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who he called overrated.

I think Matt Ryan’s overrated. You can’t tell me you win MVP two years ago, and then last year, you a complete bust, and you still got Julio Jones? There’s no way that should ever happen. I don’t care]]> 5272303 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:27:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Julio Jones, Steve Sarkisian in “much better space” this year]]> Matt Ryan believes the team’s offense is way ahead of where it was last year when offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was in his first year with the club. Wide receiver Julio Jones agrees with Ryan that things have been going well for the unit. He said the offense “can do everything” and the [more]]]> 5272245 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 8:18:01 EDT <![CDATA[Ryan eager for second chance to get Falcons offense moving]]> Matt Ryan for only one series in the Atlanta Falcons' preseason opener at the New York Jets. That one series was so flawed the coach was tempted to give Ryan and the starters an opportunity ...]]> 5270932 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:42:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[4 takeaways from Falcons’ ugly loss to Jets in preseason opener]]>
Here are four takeaways from an ugly, penalty-plagued mess of a game.

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The Falcons did not even get a first down until 10 seconds remained in the first half. Yes, you read that correctly. Matt Ryan only played one series and was unable to find any offensive rhythm. Penalties and a lack of success running the ball really hindered Atlanta’s offense. It’s too early to overreact, but you can bet coach Dan Quinn will expect to see a lot of improvement next week against the Chiefs]]> 5268781 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:21:01 EDT Falcons Wire
<![CDATA[Takeaways from Jets' preseason opener vs. Falcons | Sam Darnold, Terrelle Pryor, Brandon Copeland]]> Sam Darnold) opened preseason play Friday night at MetLife Stadium against the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan.]]> 5268722 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:30:01 EDT <![CDATA[Falcons | Short night for Matt Ryan]]> Matt Ryan played one drive against the New York Jets in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, losing three yards on his only pass attempt.]]> 5268718 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:30:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Watch: Falcons QB Matt Ryan talks about his contract extension]]> Matt Ryan is the highest-paid player in the NFL right now after signing a five-year contract extension with the Falcons worth $150 million.

Ryan is not letting all that cheddar go to his head, though.

In a recent interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, Ryan said he’s grateful to be playing when he is and gave credit to all the great players who came before him. Watch.

#Falcons QB #MattyIce talks about what it's like to be the highest paid QB in NFL history during our stop at Falcons camp – subscribers can listen to the full show on demand!]]> 5268402 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:21:01 EDT Falcons Wire