Latest Matt Ryan News

Falcons vs Bucs: 2 teams with an eye on 2020

Nov. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a way, the 2020 season has already begun for the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With six weeks to go, neither team has a realistic path to the playoffs. Sunday’s game will be as much about the future as the present. The Falcons (3-7) want to keep building on their...

Matt Ryan, Julio Jones back at practice for Falcons

Nov. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones returned to practice for the Atlanta Falcons and appear set to start against Tampa Bay. Ryan, nursing a sore ankle, and Jones, bothered by a sore foot, went through Thursday’s full session with no problems. Neither practiced...

Quinn hesitant to call Falcons’ 2 straight wins a turnaround

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley has awarded himself an upgrade on his Twitter bio. The Falcons may soon deserve a similar rewrite on reviews of their once-dismal defense as they prepare to play Tampa Bay. Before McKinley got his long-awaited first sack of the season...

Falcons defense overwhelms Allen, Panthers 29-3

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cornerback Isaiah Oliver can’t explain the Falcons’ dramatic turnaround the past two weeks on defense. But he said it’s a little bittersweet. “This was the defense we expected to be playing from the start of the season,” Oliver said. If they had,...

Falcons rule out RB Freeman (foot), TE Hooper (knee)

Nov. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Devonta Freeman, tight end Austin Hooper and safety Kemal Ishmael for Sunday’s game at Carolina. All three were ruled out Friday. Freeman sustained a sprained foot in last weekend’s upset victory over New Orleans,...

Panthers have been unable to solve Matt Ryan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan is coming to town, which tends to mean trouble for the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons quarterback has dominated the rival Panthers of late, going 6-1 in his past seven starts while averaging 318 yards passing with 15 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. Ryan is...

Falcons-Panthers Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (2-7) at CAROLINA (5-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Panthers by 7. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 3-6; Panthers 5-4 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 30-18 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Panthers 24-10 on Dec. 23, 2018 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Saints 26-9; Panthers lost...

The Latest: Break up the Dolphins! They've won 2 in a row!

Nov. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Break up the Dolphins. Miami was tanking, they said. Didn't want to win a game, they said. Trying to go 0-16, they said. Ha! Miami won its second game in a row Sunday, edging the Indianapolis Colts 16-12 thanks to an 11-yard TD run by Ryan...

Falcons stun first-place Saints, 26-9

Nov. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grady Jarrett and an unusually menacing Falcons defensive front repeatedly pulled Drew Brees to the Superdome turf and proved Saints coach Sean Payton right. The records really didn't matter in this matchup of NFC South Division rivals — as Payton had insisted days earlier....

Falcons QB Ryan to return from ankle injury against Saints

Nov. 8, 2019 1:58 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has been removed from the Atlanta Falcons injury report and appears set to play against the New Orleans Saints. Ryan had only limited participation in Friday's practice. But that was enough for coach Dan Quinn to say the veteran quarterback was ready for...