Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Atlanta Falcons were one of the most explosive teams in the National Football League in 2012, getting off to an undefeated 8-0 start and ultimately finishing with an NFC best 13-3 earning home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.  But as far as Falcons fans were concerned, that's where the questions really began.  They knew already that Matt Ryan was an outstanding regular season quarterback, that he could be relied upon to lead one of the most explosive offensive attacks with the likes of Roddy White and rising superstar Julio Jones at wide receiver and future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez working the middle.  But throughout the course of his professional career, Ryan's outstanding regular season's have been followed by disappointing playoff appearances.  First, he was outperformed by veteran Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals on his way to Super Bowl XLIII.  Then, after a disappointing 2009 season, Ryan led the Falcons to the best record in the NFC in 2010, on...
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