Matt Ryan - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Matt Ryan Falcons look to move on after epic Super Bowl collapse FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After a Super Bowl championship was ripped from his grasp, MVP Matt Ryan needed some time to grieve. He wasn't alone on the Atlanta Falcons. This one hurt. A lot. "It sucks. There's no getting around it," Ryan said Wednesday. "You hang on to it for a little bit. You're in kind of your spot, whatever that is, your dark place for a little bit. Then y... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:20:00 GMT 2017-04-20T02:20:00Z Falcons' new coordinator says alcoholism a daily battle ATLANTA (AP) — Since an embarrassing downfall at Southern Cal, Steve Sarkisian has certainly caught plenty of breaks in his professional life. He called plays for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship game. Now, he's got an opportunity to run the Atlanta Falcons' offense, inheriting a high-scoring team tha... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:28:00 GMT 2017-02-10T04:28:00Z Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After only one game as Alabama's offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian is heading to the NFL. To work with MVP quarterback Matt Ryan and the league's highest-scoring offense, no less. Less than 24 hours after Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers , the Falcons announced Tuesday th... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:23:00 GMT 2017-02-07T23:23:00Z Mistakes can't keep Patriots from 5th Super Bowl title HOUSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots developed a reputation for playing nearly mistake-free football in winning four Super Bowl rings during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. That brand took a beating against the Atlanta Falcons, as the Patriots fell behind 28-3. But even that could not deny them a fifth Super Bowl title. "There were... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 04:36:00 GMT 2017-02-06T04:36:00Z Ryan, Falcons, Cowboys big winners on NFL awards night HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback was voted The Associated Press 2016 NFL's Most Valuable Player and top offensive player. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took Offensive Rookie of the Year and Jason Garrett was selected Coach of the Year by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cov... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 02:59:00 GMT 2017-02-05T02:59:00Z Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on The Associated Press 2016 NFL awards (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Quarterback Matt Ryan is the first Atlanta Falcons player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Ryan, also voted to the 2016 All-Pro Team by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover th... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-02-05T01:51:00Z Falcons' young defense could be key against Patriots ATLANTA (AP) — The popular thinking is the Atlanta Falcons' only path to their first Super Bowl championship is to win a high-scoring game against New England. After all, big offense is the Falcons' big weapon. The best reason to think Atlanta can beat Tom Brady and the Patriots, however, may be the Falcons' improved defense. Atlanta's ... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:22:00 GMT 2017-02-04T00:22:00Z Atlanta celebrities 'rise up' for Super Bowl-bound Falcons ATLANTA (AP) — The New England Patriots have the Super Bowl history and experience going for them Sunday, but they can't compete with the Atlanta Falcons when it comes to an entourage of celebrity fans. The Falcons have been known for having fickle fans who abandon the team when it struggles, but this season, the sidelines have been overflowing with rappe... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:35:00 GMT 2017-02-03T07:35:00Z Vick writes letter to Atlanta, says he's huge Falcons fan ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick never led the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl. His career with the team ended in disgrace. Yet no one is rooting harder for the Falcons to win their first championship. "A lot of people are surprised when they find out how passionately I've been rooting for the Falcons this season," Vick wrote in a more than 4,300-word letter posted Wednesday on... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-02-01T19:39:00Z The Latest: Shanahan, Lynch pairing becomes a possibility HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Kyle Shanahan sounds as if he's ready to work with John Lynch. Shanahan, the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator, is expected to be hired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers as soon as the Super Bowl is over. ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:12:00 GMT 2017-01-31T05:12:00Z Matchups for the Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl HOUSTON (AP) — Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons (13-5) and New England Patriots (16-2) in Houston: When the Falcons have the ball Atlanta led the NFL in points (540) by a wide margin, thanks to a career year from QB Matt Ryan (2), who along with WR Julio Jones (11) are All-Pros. If that combina... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:23:00 GMT 2017-01-27T18:23:00Z 49ers CEO Jed York preaches patience in coach, GM search SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is preaching patience as the team's search for a new coach and general manager enters its fourth week. York fired first-year coach Chip Kelly and longtime general manager Trent Baalke on Jan. 1 after the team matched the worst record in franchise history with a 2-14 mark. "We h... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:05:00 GMT 2017-01-25T13:05:00Z Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. While much of the attention between now and the NFL championship game on Feb. 5 in Houston will be focused on Brady vs. Ryan, the truly key matchup could be Atlanta's score-at-will offense, which... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:30:00 GMT 2017-01-23T09:30:00Z Falcons head to Super Bowl after blowing out Packers 44-21 ATLANTA (AP) — While the raucous beats of "Welcome To Atlanta" blared through the Georgia Dome, the Falcons partied like it was 1999. How appropriate. That was the last time they made it to the Super Bowl. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for another dynamic performance, leading the Falcons to the big game for only... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:26:00 GMT 2017-01-23T07:26:00Z The Latest: Patriots will face Falcons in Super Bowl The Latest on the NFL conference championship games (all times Eastern): 9:55 p.m. A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. While most of the attention betwe... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:56:00 GMT 2017-01-23T02:56:00Z Matchups for the NFC championship game Matchups for the NFC championship game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons: When the Packers (12-6) have the ball Aaron Rodgers (12) couldn't be hotter. After predicting the Packers would rise from 4-6, the quarterback made sure they did with some magnificent work. Expect him to throw plenty agai... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-01-20T20:16:00Z The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's final 4 teams The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback. Don't discount the importance of those in-between ingredients, though, particularly the impact players on market-bargain contracts, toward winning a title. The quartet of quarterbacks left in the NFL playoffs this weekend could hardly have pr... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:11:00 GMT 2017-01-20T08:11:00Z Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship. No matter what happens, Atlanta's offensive coordinator appears certain to land his first head coaching job. Shanahan said Thursday he plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their coaching vacancy, wit... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:11:00 GMT 2017-01-20T00:11:00Z Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday with a sprained left toe. He said it's no big deal. Jones is confident he will be ready Sunday when Atlanta faces Green Bay in the NFC championship game. In the fourth quarter of last week's win over Seattle, Jones left in the four... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-01-19T22:32:00Z Packers-Falcons NFC matchup expected to produce big offense FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome. Factor in the teams' leaky defenses, and Sunday's NFC championship game could surge past the unusually high over/under of 60½ points set by the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:28:00 GMT 2017-01-18T00:28:00Z AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them. The Green Bay Packers quarterback went schoolyard and drew up that amazing pass play in the huddle that set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal in Dallas. Rodgers' 36-yard strike to toe-dragging tight end Jared Cook on third-and-20 from his 32 was th... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-01-17T00:37:00Z Falcons: Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championship FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Don't fret, Atlanta Falcons fans. Julio Jones will be ready to go in the NFC championship game. Coach Dan Quinn insisted Monday that his All-Pro receiver will be in the lineup when the Falcons play for a spot in the Super Bowl against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, despite a lingering foot injury that limited Jones in the second half of a... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-01-16T22:48:00Z Packers-Falcons, Steelers-Patriots for Super Bowl berths Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. Quite a quartet of QBs is heading to the NFL's conference championship games next weekend: Brady's New England Patriots host Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC, and Rodgers' Green Bay Packers play at Ryan's Atlanta Falcons in the NFC. Consider the collective bon... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:13:00 GMT 2017-01-16T05:13:00Z The Latest: Oddsmakers make Patriots and Falcons favorites The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoffs Sunday. (all times Eastern): Oddsmakers in Las Vegas make the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons favorites to meet in the Super Bowl. Atlanta is a 4-point favorite to beat Green Bay at home next Sunday, while New England is a 5.5-point pick at most sports books to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:47:00 GMT 2017-01-16T04:47:00Z Half Mary? Clutch Rodgers leads Packers past Cowboys 34-31 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn't need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a "Half Mary." Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, sending the Packers to the NFC championship game with their eighth straight win while thwarting a Dallas rally... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-01-16T04:13:00Z Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome _ for NFC title ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome. No matter what, they're heading into rare territory. The Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in a divisional game Saturday. Matt Ryan thr... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:57:00 GMT 2017-01-15T07:57:00Z The Latest: Lewis leads Pats over Texans 34-16 in playoffs The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoff games Saturday (all times Eastern): 11:30 p.m. Dion Lewis became the first player in NFL postseason history to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving and a kickoff return, leading New England to a 34-16 victory over the Houston Texans and pushing Tom Brady and the Patriots within two more wins of another title. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:37:00 GMT 2017-01-15T04:37:00Z Ryan leads Falcons to NFC title game, beating Seattle 36-20 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can't win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the divisional round Saturday. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:47:00 GMT 2017-01-15T02:47:00Z Falcons and Patriots favorites as NFL playoffs resume The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots are the favorites as the NFL playoffs resume on Saturday. The Falcons get the weekend started hosting the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional playoff game, while the Patriots are heavy favorites in the night game hosting the Houston Texans. Both games are rematches of regular season meetin... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-01-14T20:34:00Z A lot has changed since previous Atlanta-Seattle matchup ATLANTA (AP) — As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around. Then again, so much will be different when the Atlanta Falcons host Seattle in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. Especially for the Seahawks. Seattle found a running game in its playoff opener, and quarte... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:47:00 GMT 2017-01-13T20:47:00Z