Matt Ryan Headlines

  • Falcons' offensive coordinator Sarkasian to return in 2018

    Steve Sarkasian will return as the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator despite a decline in production in his debut 2017 season. Sarkasian has been the target of criticism as the Falcons, who lost at Philadelphia in the divisional round of the playoffs last week, fell short of a return...

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  • Matt Ryan Contract Extension Is Falcons' Top Priority, Thomas Dimitroff Says

    With Matt Ryan entering the final year of his contract in 2018, the Atlanta Falcons hope to lock up their star quarterback this offseason.  Per Kelsey Conway of the Falcons official site, general manager Thomas Dimitroff said re-signing Ryan is the team's top priority.    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.

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  • Defense rose to challenge for Eagles

    When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up. The defense rose to the challenge in the first playoff game. They harassed Matt Ryan, contained Julio Jones and made a goal-line stand at the end in a 15-10 ...

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  • Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

    Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the NFC championship game following a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. They'll host the Saints-Vikings winner next Sunday. Despite...

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  • Eagles’ defense locks down to stop Falcons

    PHILADELPHIA - Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop. Thus, the Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the NFC Championship Game following a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. They'll host the Saints or Vikings next Sunday. Despite going 13-3 to earn the No. 1 seed, the Eagles entered the game as three-point underdogs. They used that fact as motivation and now it's onto the next one as they continue...

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  • Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

    Fly Eagles Fly. With the wind and against it. With Nick Foles engineering several long drives, Jake Elliott converting three field goals, and the defense getting stingy in the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship game with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons...

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  • Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Fly Eagles Fly. With the wind and against it. With Nick Foles engineering several long drives, Jake Elliott converting three field goals, and the defense getting stingy in the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship game with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on ...

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  • Jones on 4th-and-goal play: 'I can make those'

    Falcons receiver Julio Jones didn't make any excuses for slipping and failing to come up with what would have been a winning touchdown reception in the final moments of Saturday's playoff loss to the Eagles.

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  • The Latest: Falcons take early 3-0 lead over Eagles

    The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST): 4:47 p.m. Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession. Nick Foles underthrew Torrey Smith on the first play from...

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  • NFC Championship Game 2018 TV: Date, time, channel for Falcons Eagles Vikings Saints

    The NFC Championship Game will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 (1/21/18), with the winner advancing to the NFL Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018 (2/4/18) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons, 15-10, in an NFC Divisional Playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles advance to the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field against the winner of Sunday's NFC...

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  • NFL Divisional Round game picks: Vikings > Saints in juicy bout

    Eight teams remain in the battle for the Lombardi Trophy. Who'll punch a ticket to Championship Sunday this weekend? Elliot Harrison forecasts all four Divisional Round games.

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  • Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

    Quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming. A berth in the NFC championship game is at stake when Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) against the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) in a divisional playoff Saturday. Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to...

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  • Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming. A berth in the NFC championship game is at stake when Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) against the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) in a divisional playoff Saturday. Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went ...

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  • NFL Playoffs 2018: Dates, Matchups and Bracket Breakdown for Weekend

    The anticipation is almost over as the divisional round of the NFL playoffs kicks off Saturday with two intriguing matchups between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, followed by an AFC showdown between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. The action only gets better on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars look for their second win over the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, followed by the Saints looking to upset the Vikings in Minnesota. There's a lot of football to...

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  • Falcons' Matt Ryan returns to Philadelphia for playoff game against Eagles in front of some conflicted supporters

    Whereas the rest of the football world will be watching with fresh eyes Saturday when Atlanta squares off against Philadelphia in a divisional playoff game, it’s a matchup Brian McCloskey sees every week. Virtually every fall Sunday in the McCloskey household, it’s Falcons versus Eagles. That’s...

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  • Falcons vs. Eagles: Updated Odds, Stat Predictions for 2018 NFC Divisional Game

    A No. 6 seed has never been favored over a No. 1 seed in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, per ESPN Stats & Info. But that could mean less to the Atlanta Falcons, who are favored by 2.5 points over the home-team Philadelphia Eagles in their divisional showdown on Saturday.  It's amazing what a difference a quarterback makes. The Eagles lost starter Carson Wentz in December to a torn ACL, and though they went 2-1 to finish out the season, bettors and fans alike are clearly worried...

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  • Falcons' Jones ignores aches and pains to stay on the field

    Even Julio Jones was caught off guard when someone mentioned all the various body parts he's had to nurse back to health this season. Ribs. Thumb. Knee. Hip. Back. Ankle. The ankle twice, in fact. "Whew! All that?" he asked, sounding a bit incredulous. Then, with a slight smile...

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  • Looks out Eagles, Falcons looked Super Bowl-ready last week

    What America saw last weekend from the Atlanta Falcons was similar to what the team showed for 2? quarters of last year's Super Bowl. Can they keep it up as they head on the road again Saturday to Philadelphia? The Falcons have that balanced offense — if Matt Ryan is efficient — to...

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  • Falcons vs. Eagles: TV Schedule, Odds, Ticket Info, Game Time and More

    The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles are riding two different waves ahead of Saturday's NFL divisional-round bout at Lincoln Financial Field.  Atlanta is coming off impressive victories in Week 17 over the Carolina Panthers and in the Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Rams.  The Eagles stumbled into the postseason despite earning home-field advantage on Christmas with a victory versus the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Nick Foles, who replaced the injured Carson Wentz as starter in...

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  • QB Ryan back with Falcons after missing 1 day of practice

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is back with the team after missing Tuesday's practice to attend to an undisclosed personal matter. Coach Dan Quinn says Ryan will participate in Wednesday's practice for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game at Philadelphia. Ryan is expected to address his situation ...

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  • CW Seed's Animated 'Constantine' Series Aims to Be Darker Than the Live-Action Show

    At the panel for Blue Ribbon Content during the ongoing TCA press tour, Executive Vice President Peter Girardi weighed in on the strategy regarding CW Seed's animated Arrowverse series. Blue Ribbon Content is the digital series production arm of Warner Bros. Television Group and they have produced the animated digital series Vixen, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, and Constantine. Vixen was a success, and the title character even managed to crossover into the live-action Arrowverse; the reverse has...

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  • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Can the NFL's Broken Officiating Be Fixed?

    NFL officiating reaches a crisis point, the NFL is losing the ratings game and a perfect solution for the Browns' QB conundrum. 1. The Triplette Effect A number of front office members across the NFL were horrified by what they saw during Saturday's Chiefs-Titans playoff game.  One told B/R it was perhaps the second- or third-worst-officiated game he'd ever seen, and he's been in the league for decades. Another called the officiating an embarrassment. Indeed, it was awful. Referee Jeff...

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  • Giants interview Panthers coordinator Steve Wilks for head-coach job

    The Giants have interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks for their vacant head-coaching job. The 48-year-old met with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, new general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams at the team's headquarters Tuesday, two days after the Panthers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by New Orleans. Wilks has close ties to Gettleman, who was Carolina's general manager until being fired before the...

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  • NFL Playoffs 2018: Early Odds and Predictions for Divisional-Round Bracket

    The challenge that lies ahead for the NFL Divisional Round playoffs is for the matchups to show us something we didn't expect.  The beauty of the playoffs is that they are a reset button for the season. Though there are favorites and underdogs, anything can happen, as the No. 5 Tennessee Titans showed in the AFC Wild Card Round when they knocked off the No. 4 Kansas City Chiefs.  However, the slate for the second weekend of the NFL playoffs looks somewhat predictable. Though the numbers alone...

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