Now that the Atlanta Falcons have played their worst game of the season, quarterback Matt Ryan is looking for complete turnaround.
The Falcons returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a blowout loss at New Orleans on Monday night, and Ryan wanted to see if the team would respond appropriately with a playoff road trip looming next week.
''You're going to have weeks where you don't play as well as you would like and don't have the outcome that you expect to have,'' Ryan said. ''But part of being a professional is putting it behind you, focusing in on the next opponent, and I think guys have done a great job.''
When Atlanta (9-6) hosts Tampa Bay (4-11) on Sunday, Ryan will try to improve to 6-1 in his past seven starts against the Buccaneers. Even though the Falcons are coming off a decisive loss to the Saints, Ryan seems to be playing some of his best football of the season.
He has completed 75 of 116 passes for ...