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Quarterback Matt Ryan gets off a pass under heavy Buccaneers pressure for a first down catch to Roddy White during 1st half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (Curtis Compton/ Before making his Super Bowl run, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s ability to win the big games was questioned. He entered the 2007 playoffs with a 0-2 record. Matt Ryan will find himself in a similar situation when the Falcons face the Giants at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs at MetLife Stadium. Ryan is set to make his third playoff appearance. They Falcons were eliminated in their first game after the 2008 season and last season by the Green Bay Packers. Ryan unleashed a dizzying array of offense in less than two quarters before he was removed from the 45-24 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Ryan completed 6 of 9 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns to help build a 42-0 lead. “I thought we started off as a team very …

Pressure is on Matty Ice to deliver in postseason

Quarterback Matt Ryan gets off a pass under heavy Buccaneers pressure for a first down catch to Roddy White during 1st half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (Curtis Compton/ FLOWERY BRANCH  – The pressure will start to ramp up for the playoff game today. Most of the Falcons have not spoken to the media since their win over Tampa Bay...

Giants have to beat another Ryan — Falcons’ Matt Ryan

Giants have to beat another Ryan — Falcons’ Matt RyanGETTY IMAGESGOING FOR WON: Fourth-year quarterback Matt Ryan will be looking for his first playoff victory when he faces the Giants on Sunday.By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 1/3/12

Falcons blow out Bucs, claim fifth seed in NFC

Playing with a chance to improve their playoff seeding, Matt Ryan and the Falcons walloped Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45-24 on Sunday in a record-setting day at Atlanta. Ryan threw two touchdown passes as Atlanta scored the first 42 points, all in the first-half, in the regular-season finale laugher. With the win, coupled with Detroit’s loss at Green Bay, the Falcons (10-6) claimed...

Falcons Star Roddy White Admits He's The Baby Daddy Of A 5-Month-Old Georgia Boy

Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Roddy White is stepping forward and is admitting that he's the baby daddy of a 5-month-old Georgia boy.According to TMZ, there's a catch for the wide receiver, even though he did admit responsibility of the baby boy. White filed legal documents in Georgia, acknowledging that HE IS THE FATHER of the baby.The mother of the baby is a Georgia...

Falcons OC Mularkey to interview with Jags

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, the former head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will interview for the vacant Jacksonville position, Atlanta head coach Mike Smith confirmed on Monday. Mularkey, who also was a candidate for the Cleveland and Denver jobs last year, is scheduled to meet with Atlanta media on Tuesday. The Jaguars are believed to be looking...

Falcons OC Mularkey quiet on Jaguars job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, who is a candidate for the vacant Jacksonville job, would not comment on his status for that position on Tuesday when he met with the media. "I'm totally working on the Giants," Mularkey said of the Falcons' opponent on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs. "That's strictly...

Will the Atlanta Falcons be One-and-Done in this Year’s Playoffs?

The Atlanta Falcons have been maddeningly inconsistent this year. They’ve stumbled into the playoffs this year as opposed to how they charged in last season after having grabbed the number one seed which makes you wonder: can they get it together in time to finally give Coach Mike Smith his first playoff win? The way things are looking right now my guess would be a resounding no...

Giants ready for a Falcons team that struggles on road

Giants ready for a Falcons team that struggles on roadGETTY IMAGESWINGS CLIPPED: Falcons QB Matt Ryan gets clobbered by the Texans’ Antonio Smith during Atlanta’s loss in Houston this season. The Falcons were just 4-4 on the road.By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 1/4/12

Falcons offense a Giant test

Mathias Kiwanuka has a decent familiarity with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Kiwanuka was teammates with Ryan at Boston College, and he has also played against him in the NFL. “The toughest part for us is going to be making sure we’re in the right spots,” Kiwanuka said after the...

Falcons fly out to fast start

A win might not get the Falcons the fifth seed in the NFC, but they aren’t leaving anything up to doubt in Atlanta. While the Lions and Packers battle in Green Bay, the Falcons have jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Buccaneers in the first quarter. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have hooked…

Kiwanuka knows Falcon from days with Boston College Eagles

Mathias Kiwanuka knows what Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan can do to an opposing defense. They played together for two seasons at Boston College, and the Giants linebacker was impressed.
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