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Robert Griffin III
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For 87.5 percent of the NFL, the 2012 season is 25 percent over.
Twenty-eight of the leagues 32 teams have now played four games, with varying results. While theres plenty of football remaining, some players and coaches have already emerged as frontrunners for the NFLs year-end awards.
If I had to submit my Associated Press ballot today, heres how it would look:
Most Valuable Player: Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.
How chilled is Matty Ice? With his team pinned on its 1-yard line and trailing Carolina by one point with 59 seconds remaining, Ryan calmly dropped back into his end zone and heaved a 59-yard strike to wide receiver Roddy White. Two more completions and a Panthers pass-interference penalty followed, putting the Falcons in position for Matt Bryants game-winning 40-yard field goal Sunday in a 30-28 home victory.
The drive was Ryans 17th game-winner in the fourth quarter or overtime. It also was reflective of just how well he has played in 2012.
Ryan has completed 69.4 ...
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The term "elite" seems to be thrown around far too often in the NFL. This quarterback, that running back, plenty of players have the chance to reach that coveted status among the best in football. But only a select few ever truly reach that peak during their careers. This season, there are a handful of players inching ever closer to claiming that coveted reputation. Right...
Matt Ryan has firmly cemented himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL with his stunning come-from-behind victory against Cam Newton and the Panthers on Sunday. Ryan came into this game as the highest-rated QB in the league while leading the Falcons to an undefeated record of 3-0. Many thought the Falcons would easily run and throw all over the Panthers in this game. ...
It might seem a little early to start talking about possible MVP's after only four games, but it is still fun to speculate.After the first four games of the season, Matt Ryan has led the Falcons to its first 4-0 start since the 1980's. He is also the league leader in quarterback rating at an astounding 112.1. He is second in the league with 11 touchdowns, trailing only...
The Atlanta Falcons are an imperfect 4-0.
That was the message from coach Mike Smith on Monday, one day after Atlanta's 30-28 win over Carolina.
Matt Ryan, whose health is crucial to the Falcons' continued success, was sacked a career-high seven times. Smith says pass protection must improve but the line doesn't deserve all the blame.
Smith says the defense gave up...
Right now, Matt Ryan is head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL in the MVP race. Granted, they’ve only played three games but it seems like he has refocused and started utilizing all of his weapons surrounding him on offense. Cam Newton, on the other hand, has struggled mightily thus far in 2012. With his Panthers off to a 1-2 start and coming off of an embarassing loss at...
Matt Bryant drove in a 40-yard game-winning field goal with five seconds remaining after a desperation throw from Matt Ryan in his own endzone somehow found Roddy White and the Atlanta Falcons escaped the upset bid from the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, 30-28.Cam Newton bounced back from his miserable showing against the Giants and threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns to go along...
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is delivering on his potential this season.
I’m still reeling from the amazing finish to the Falcons/Panthers game on Sunday. With mere seconds left and all the way at their own 2 yard line, the Falcons, or shall I say Matt Ryan and Roddy White with a little help from Matt Bryant’s leg, pulled off the kind of thing that makes last year’s non...
Just four games into the season, the Atlanta Falcons have already built a sizable NFC South lead.
That hasn't kept them from realizing they have a long way to go.
Matt Ryan looks to guide Atlanta to its first 5-0 start Sunday when Robert Griffin III tries to help the Washington Redskins end their seven-game home losing streak.
Heading into 2012 with an 0-3 playoff record since...
ATLANTA -- All game long Charles Johnson and the Carolina Panthers were tearing holes in the Atlanta Falcons' offense line, leaving quarterback Matt Ryan battered.
So on the critical play of the game, the Falcons called for an eight-man protection scheme to try and hold off Carolina, which was poised less than a minute away from a season-changing victory.
From his own 1-yard...
Based on their recent history against the St. Louis Rams, it appears the Arizona Cardinals have a good chance to continue the team's best start in 38 years.
The Cardinals look to remain undefeated when they try for an eighth consecutive road win over the improved St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.
With three victories by four or fewer points, Arizona (4-0) joins Houston and...
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The Buffalo Bills get a 21-7 lead on the Patriots and then the Pats come back. Captain America had a few choice words for the fans in Orchard Park...
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The Atlanta Falcons welcome the rival Carolina Panthers to the Georgia Dome in a crucial NFC South match-up. The Falcons are coming off a huge win against Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. In that game, Matt Ryan completed 75% of his passes for 275 yards. He also threw three more touchdowns while leading his team to the decisive victory. Also leading the way for the...