Found December 05, 2011 on Fox Sports South:
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By Len Pasquarelli ATLANTA - Like the little girl with the curl from the nursery rhyme, when Matt Ryan is good, he is very, very good. And when Ryan is bad, he is ... OK, so the Atlanta Falcons' quarterback is rarely horrid, as the old Mother Goose ditty suggests. But when he is bad, as the four-year veteran was in Sunday's 17-10 loss at Houston, the Falcons simply aren't the same team. And they lose bad games, like on Sunday, when they were facing a rookie quarterback making his first regular-season start in the league. As noted last week in a column by The Sports Xchange, the Falcons were 8-0 versus rookie quarterbacks since coach Mike Smith arrived in 2008. And the callow T.J. Yates, a fifth-round draft pick who had never taken a snap in a game until relieving the injured Matt Leinart last Sunday, was pegged as victim No. 9. But Yates outplayed Ryan - predictably leaning heavily on the Texans' powerful running game and top-ranked defense - and Ryan appeare...
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