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Welcome to the NFL awards for the halfway point of the NFL season. This week, we honor the best & worst of the first half of the NFL season, as only we can.Let's get to it...The "first half MVP" award goes to Matt RyanMatt Ryan is not flashy. He's not what most people think of when they think of "elite quarterbacks."But guess what? He is, at least as far as being the most valuable asset to his team's success this year. And as anyone who follows football knows, the MVP does stand for "most valuable player."But even though this is the first of what is sure to be quite a bounty for the Falcons (no, New Orleans Saints defense, not in THAT way), the overwhelming feeling amongst both us here at the NFL awards and the general football-watching public is that everything he's done means nothing until he proves it in the playoffs. Such is life when you're the habitually-underachieving quarterback of a habitually-underachieving team.The &qu...
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Philadelphia Eagles fans are a notorious bunch. They are some of the most passionate fans in sports yet they have not been rewarded with a championship parade.
That still does not stop them from being notorious and that is why Matt Ryan’s family took precautions when they came out to celebrate their boy-gone-big-time.
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Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.
The Falcons improved to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history while the Eagles (3-4) lost after a bye for the first time in 14 games...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.
The Falcons improved to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history while the Eagles (3-4) lost after a bye for the...
With yet another huge performance over the weekend in his hometown of Philadelphia, Matt Ryan continued to impress with his 2012 performance that saw his team remain undefeated and his most valuable player mentions at an all time high.
Ryan is easy to overlook because he isn’t talked about much on the national level with the big name “elite” quarterbacks. He doesn’t do the...
Either the Atlanta Falcons are really this good or the Philadelphia Eagles are really this bad.
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against the Eagles and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a convincing 30-17 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
The Falcons improved to 7-0 for the...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments and never says much when asked to consider his chances of becoming the NFL's MVP.
The same goes when Ryan is asked about whether the Falcons can go undefeated in the regular season or if he's concerned about his winless record in...
There's a long way to go and Matt Ryan had appeared to be the early front runner for MVP. Not anymore. He's got competition from Peyton Manning now. Did you see the Broncos beat down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints Sunday night? Denver is starting to hit its stride. Better not peak too soon though in today's NFL.Here's the rest of the league in a nutshell...
The Falcons loomed as the only unbeaten team remaining in the NFL, but they entered Sunday's game at Philadelphia as an underdog.
Perception lurked greater than reality: The Eagles as NFC heavyweight, having gained a berth to the conference championship game five times in head coach Andy Reid's first 13 seasons; the Falcons as pretender, having gone 0-3 in the playoffs in...
The more Atlanta keeps winning, the more coach Mike Smith keeps tinkering with ways to help the Falcons improve.
Smith's Falcons are 7-0 and the NFL's only unbeaten team, but the fifth-year coach still sees a club that's far from perfect.
That's why Smith led the Falcons through a rudimentary practice coming off their bye.
Despite the league's best record,...
PHILADELPHIA - The Atlanta Falcons had to work too hard and too long for some of their earlier victories, and they didn't want the same thing to happen again. So they scored early and often and rolled to a 30-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at rainy, windy Lincoln Financial Field to remain the NFL's only undefeated team. The Eagles had changed defensive...
You've got to give Moonbeam credit (begrudgingly)... He's said all along the 2012 Eagles were deficient on both the defensive and the offensive lines, and at the safety positions... and last Sunday, he was proven correct.
The Eagles (3-4) were beaten and worn down off the snap on both sides of the ball, albeit by a very good Falcons team that is for real at 7-0.....