Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/20/13
The NFL is a game of opportunities and Matt Ryan took advantage of those opportunities during the first half, but that was all. In similar fashion to what happened against the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Ryan known as Matty Ice melted. By half-time Matt Ryan had already destroyed the San Francisco 49ers defense. Ryan was 18 of 24, with 271 passing yards and three touchdowns. His 18 completions were to only three players, Julio Jones (7), Roddy White (6) Tony Gonzalez (5 and more than half of Atlanta’s 33 plays resulted in first downs (17). In fact, it wasn’t until five minutes into the 4th quarter someone other than those three would catch a ball.… Read more
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