Found October 25, 2011 on
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The Atlanta Falcons 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions may be the turning point to their season. Not only did they continue to go back to last season’s formula of using Michael Turner’s running (27 carries, 122 yards) to set up Roddy White’s receiving (5 catches, 52 yards, TD), but they also proved they could beat a good team on the road. The Lions are a legitimate playoff contender, so to win a head-to-head meeting bodes well in the case of a tie-breaker in January. Matt Ryan hurt his ankle and came back to lead his team to victory and quiet critics. The unity the team showed when Lions’ players were trash-talking their injured QB may be what ignites this talented team into a championship team.The Falcons offense was excellent on 3rd down conversions going 7-17 and the defense held the Lions to 1-12 on 3rd down. When an offense stays on the field by extending drives and the defense gets the opponent off the field quickly, it is hard to lose. The Falcons are now getting a much needed bye week for Ryan and Julio Jones. They can exhale at 4-3 and be prepared to dominate a Colts team [...]
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Matt Ryan’s injury on Sunday looked awful, but it apparently won’t have any lasting impact on the Falcons quarterback. Ryan joined PFT Live on Tuesday and told Florio that he went in to work Monday for his usual work, without a walking boot. Ryan said that he could practice this week and would have been…
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he heard no taunting from the Detroit Lions when he was on the ground after hurting his ankle last Sunday.
When he's not fighting opponents double teams in the trenches — and the cheap shots that inevitably come with them — he finds himself fighting, or at least being asked to fight, a perception that he's a dirty player, fueled by postgame comments from the Falcons after a 23-16 loss at Ford Field.
Ndamukong Suh is firing back at the Falcons, saying quarterback Matt Ryan's brief injury Sunday was 'karma' and hinting that Atlanta has been guilty of dirty play.
Mike Florio talks with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan about Atlanta’s week 7 win over the Detroit Lions, including the seriousness of the ankle injury that sidelined him briefly during the victory.
Roddy White doesn't see a lot of sense in Ndamukong Suh's statement that Matt Ryan's injury was "karma" for Atlanta's dirty O-line play.