Found January 09, 2012 on Pro Football Talk:
PLAYERS: Matt Ryan
TEAMS: Atlanta Falcons
The reloaded Falcons offense didn’t score a point against the Giants.  The Falcons defense eventually wore down and got steamrolled in the second half. Another one and done in the playoffs by the Falcons has folks wondering if the 2011 team made any progress under coach Mike Smith. “We did not play consistent football,” said…

Falcons Futility: Inexplosive offense rears its head at crucial moment

In the wake of the Atlanta Falcons road loss to the New York Giants the team’s front office has acknowledged that another quick playoff exit doesn’t cut it. The good news for Falcons fans: the culture in Atlanta has quickly changed. Simply making the playoffs no longer counts as a success (which is saying something [...]

Falcons’ Matt Ryan Doesn’t Want Playoff Rerun

Atlanta’s quarterback will attempt to get his first playoff win in three chances, when the Falcons play the Giants in the N.F.C.’s wild-card round.

New York Defense Cools Off Matt Ryan And Atlanta 24-2

New York's D is stopped Atlanta when it mattered most -- two failed tries on fourth-and-inches -- and Eli Manning  making plays on offense. The Giants closed out their first playoff win since the 2007 title season  in impressive fashion.  With their defensive line owning the line of scrimmage Eli was left to cut the Atlanta defense apart while Brandon Jacobs punished the...

Crisis Of Confidence: The Atlanta Falcons Look For A New Direction

All the necessary ingredients for a Falcons upset were available on Sunday: a wildly inconsistent New York Giants team, a sleepy and indifferent home crowd, a fired-up defense and a set of offensive weaponry in red and black to rival anyone in the game. In the middle was an up and coming quarterback, now in his fourth season, who had set career highs in yards and touchdowns. But...

Atlanta's Matt Ryan in similar position as NY Giants' Eli Manning prior to Super Bowl win

STEPHEN BRASHEAR/GETTY IMAGESMatt Ryan sets Falcons records for yards (4,177) and touchdowns (29) in 2011.By Hank Gola - NY Dailynews 1/8/12

Wild-card Judgements: Another disappointing finish for Falcons

The Falcons are once again one-and-done in the postseason. Atlanta falls to 0-3 in the playoffs under Mike Smith and Matt Ryan, and Clark Judge says the honeymoon is officially over for the coach and quarterback.

Falcons disappoint again in playoff loss

Peters hangs his head The Falcons remained winless in the playoffs under head coach Mike Smith with a 24-2 loss to the New York Giants. The Falcons offense struggled converting on third and fourth downs lead to the paltry offensive output. The Falcons have been ousted in their first playoff game for the third time in four seasons. The Falcons record for the year ends at 10-7. Matt...

Defense Arrives in Time For Playoff Run

Flattening of Falcons Earns Giants Trip to Green Bay The Giants defense allowed no points vs a very potent Atlanta Falcons’ offense yesterday – a very good sign for the Giants and their fans. When the Giants’ defensive front is cooking, opponents better get ready to eat - turf, that is. They had only two sacks yesterday, but they controlled the line of scrimmage and forced...

NFL PLAYOFFS LIVE BLOG: Giants vs. Falcons

Both the Giants and Falcons are equally hungry for a playoff win. Big Blue hasn’t had one since they beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The Falcons are 0-2 in the playoffs under Mike Smith and with Matt Ryan at QB. As usual, Ralph Vacchiano leads our Giants coverage, which will get ...

Giant Step: Big Blue Destroys Falcons

It's official. The Giants defense is back. We had an inkling over the last two weeks, but the performance in Sunday afternoon's playoff victory over the Falcons turned a trend into a confirmed fact. The Giants allowed the Falcons to do nothing offensively all afternoon and rode that performance to a convincing 24-2 victory. The defense never came up bigger than on two fourth...
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