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Starting with Training camp and going into the 2013 regular season, Matt Ryan's offensive roster was decimated with injuries to key positions.

Starters: LT, RT, RB, FB, both starting WRs....these critical positions are key to a QBs success.

Despite having most all his weapons on injured reserve and/or missing games and coming back hobbled for most of the season, despite getting sacked 16 more times this year, despite facing fierce pressure and getting pounded on all season, despite having the NFLs WORST running game backing him up, Matt Ryan was STILL able to put up very good numbers that were comparable to his 2012 season when we went 13-3, beat Seattle in the 2012 playoffs and advance to the NFCCG to come 10 yards from a Super Bowl invitation.

Here are his numbers for each year:

2013 67.4% Completion, 4,515 Passing Yards, 6.9 AVG, 26 TDs, 17 INTs, 44 Sacks,89.6 QB Rating

2012 68.6% Completion, 4,719 Passing Yards, 7.7 AVG, 32 TDs, 14 INTs, 28 Sacks, 99.1 QB Rating

His TD passes were obviously lower and interceptions up, but about 4 of those interceptions were on last drive desperation attempts where he was just tossing the ball up for grabs.

I am amazed he was able to put these numbers up when he couldn't trust his OL, when his big play weapons were injured and replaced by back up WRs, FB and RBs, when he was under duress virtually all season long. All you have to do is watch a game where the best QBs in the NFL are under heavy pressure and getting pounded on all game and you'll see they rarely play well under these conditions. Brady and Manning largely suck when under pressure for an entire game, just look at how bad Peyton Manning played last year when the Falcons defense flustered him and he couldn't get in a rhythm. Brady is typically awful when taking a consistent beating all game.

Not only did Ryan take 16 more sacks in 2013, he took way more devastating hits yet never missed a game and continued to stand in that pocket and deliver similar numbers from the previous year.

Matt Ryan is one tough SOB my friends, you put Brady or Manning in this same situation Matt was in this year and they probably both land on IR by mid season.

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This morning when I looked at Ryan's numbers I was amazed they were that good. Even more amazed at how in line they were with other QB's or even just flat out better.

Matt Ryan - 439/651 (67.4%), 4,515 YDS (6.94), 26 TD, 17 INT, 89.6 QB Rating, 44 Sacks

Tom Brady - 380/628 (60.5%), 4,343 YDS (6.92), 25 TD, 11 INT, 87.3 QB Rating, 40 Sacks

Ben Roethlisberger - 375/584 (64.2%), 4,261 YDS (7.30), 28 TD, 14 INT, 92.0 Rating, 42 Sacks

Carson Palmer - 362/572 (63.3%), 4,274 YDS (7.47), 24 TD, 22 INT, 83.9 QB Rating, 41 Sacks

Andy Dalton - 363/586 (61.9%), 4,296 YDS (7.33), 33 TD, 20 INT, 88.8 QB Rating, 29 Sacks

Joe Flacco - 362/614 (59.0%), 3,912 YDS (6.37), 19 TD, 22 INT, 73.1 QB Rating, 48 Sacks

Andrew Luck - 343/570 (60.2%), 3,822 YDS (6.71), 23 TD, 9 INT, 87.0 QB Rating, 32 Sacks

Eli Manning - 317/551 (57.5%), 3,810 YDS (6.93), 18 TD, 27 INT, 69.4 QB Rating, 39 Sacks

Cam Newton - 292/473 (61.7%), 3,379 YDS (7.14), 24 TD, 13 INT, 88.8 QB Rating, 43 Sacks

Ryan Tannehill - 355/588 (60.4%), 3,913 YDS (6.66), 24 TD, 17 INT, 81.7 QB Rating, 58 Sacks

I really don't understand why Matt Ryan gets the hate he does. Who cares that he's not a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers? He's plenty good enough to get the job done and to win a Super Bowl. I for the life of me would kill for him to get the kind of protection Peyton Manning gets and to have an offense with that type of creativity to it to see what kind of numbers Ryan could truly put up.

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This morning when I looked at Ryan's numbers I was amazed they were that good. Even more amazed at how in line they were with other QB's or even just flat out better.

Matt Ryan - 439/651 (67.4%), 4,515 YDS (6.94), 26 TD, 17 INT, 89.6 QB Rating, 44 Sacks

Tom Brady - 380/628 (60.5%), 4,343 YDS (6.92), 25 TD, 11 INT, 87.3 QB Rating, 40 Sacks

Ben Roethlisberger - 375/584 (64.2%), 4,261 YDS (7.30), 28 TD, 14 INT, 92.0 Rating, 42 Sacks

Carson Palmer - 362/572 (63.3%), 4,274 YDS (7.47), 24 TD, 22 INT, 83.9 QB Rating, 41 Sacks

Andy Dalton - 363/586 (61.9%), 4,296 YDS (7.33), 33 TD, 20 INT, 88.8 QB Rating, 29 Sacks

Joe Flacco - 362/614 (59.0%), 3,912 YDS (6.37), 19 TD, 22 INT, 73.1 QB Rating, 48 Sacks

Andrew Luck - 343/570 (60.2%), 3,822 YDS (6.71), 23 TD, 9 INT, 87.0 QB Rating, 32 Sacks

Eli Manning - 317/551 (57.5%), 3,810 YDS (6.93), 18 TD, 27 INT, 69.4 QB Rating, 39 Sacks

Cam Newton - 292/473 (61.7%), 3,379 YDS (7.14), 24 TD, 13 INT, 88.8 QB Rating, 43 Sacks

Ryan Tannehill - 355/588 (60.4%), 3,913 YDS (6.66), 24 TD, 17 INT, 81.7 QB Rating, 58 Sacks

I really don't understand why Matt Ryan gets the hate he does. Who cares that he's not a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers? He's plenty good enough to get the job done and to win a Super Bowl. I for the life of me would kill for him to get the kind of protection Peyton Manning gets and to have an offense with that type of creativity to it to see what kind of numbers Ryan could truly put up.

Those are amazing numbers considering we are a 4 in 12 this season.. He seriously needs a new OT that can stop the defense from other teams bulldozing him....

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This morning when I looked at Ryan's numbers I was amazed they were that good. Even more amazed at how in line they were with other QB's or even just flat out better.

Matt Ryan - 439/651 (67.4%), 4,515 YDS (6.94), 26 TD, 17 INT, 89.6 QB Rating, 44 Sacks

Tom Brady - 380/628 (60.5%), 4,343 YDS (6.92), 25 TD, 11 INT, 87.3 QB Rating, 40 Sacks

Ben Roethlisberger - 375/584 (64.2%), 4,261 YDS (7.30), 28 TD, 14 INT, 92.0 Rating, 42 Sacks

Carson Palmer - 362/572 (63.3%), 4,274 YDS (7.47), 24 TD, 22 INT, 83.9 QB Rating, 41 Sacks

Andy Dalton - 363/586 (61.9%), 4,296 YDS (7.33), 33 TD, 20 INT, 88.8 QB Rating, 29 Sacks

Joe Flacco - 362/614 (59.0%), 3,912 YDS (6.37), 19 TD, 22 INT, 73.1 QB Rating, 48 Sacks

Andrew Luck - 343/570 (60.2%), 3,822 YDS (6.71), 23 TD, 9 INT, 87.0 QB Rating, 32 Sacks

Eli Manning - 317/551 (57.5%), 3,810 YDS (6.93), 18 TD, 27 INT, 69.4 QB Rating, 39 Sacks

Cam Newton - 292/473 (61.7%), 3,379 YDS (7.14), 24 TD, 13 INT, 88.8 QB Rating, 43 Sacks

Ryan Tannehill - 355/588 (60.4%), 3,913 YDS (6.66), 24 TD, 17 INT, 81.7 QB Rating, 58 Sacks

I really don't understand why Matt Ryan gets the hate he does. Who cares that he's not a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers? He's plenty good enough to get the job done and to win a Super Bowl. I for the life of me would kill for him to get the kind of protection Peyton Manning gets and to have an offense with that type of creativity to it to see what kind of numbers Ryan could truly put up.

Staggering to look at these comparisons considering the OL Ryan was playing behind.

Ryan, in fact, did play better than Tom Brady this year. Despite being sacked more than Tom Brady, despite having a worse running game to help him, despite having a worse defense, worse OL, worse WRs, Ryan STILL had a higher completion percentage, higher yards per completion and higher QB rating. This is really amazing.

Brady's 2013 season is a great comparison to Ryans as they both lost some critical weapons. However, Ryan lost more starters than Brady and STILL played better. The Matt Ryan haters are going to come unglued once they see this and spin the living heck out of it to avoid having to admit Ryan played better than Brady.

Brady's defense was #10 in points allowed, #8 in turnovers, where the Falcons were #27 in points allowed and #21 in turnovers.

Tom Brady also had the leagues #9 best rushing attack helping him, where Ryan had the NFLs DEAD LAST ranked rushing attack with his starting RB out/gimpy/injured most of the season.

Matt Ryan had a better season as a QB than Tom Brady this year, yet had far more challenges. Boy, the Matt Ryan haters heads are going to do a Linda Blair head after reading this!!

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Staggering to look at these comparisons.

Ryan, in fact, did play better than Tom Brady this year. Despite being sacked more than Tom Brady, having a worse running attack, worse defense, worse OL, worse WRs, Ryan STILL had a higher completion percentage, higher yards per completion and higher QB rating.

Brady's 2013 season is a great comparison to Ryans as they both lost some critical weapons. However, Ryan lost more starters than Brady and STILL played better. The Matt Ryan haters are going to come unglued once they see this and spin the living heck out of it to avoid having to admit Ryan played better than Brady.

Brady's defense was in the top 10 in points allowed, #8 in turnovers, where the Falcons were 27th in points allowed and #21 in turnovers. Tom Brady also had the leagues #9 best rushing attack helping him, where Ryan had the NFLs DEAD LAST ranked rushing attack with his starting RB out/gimpy/injured most of the season.

Matt Ryan had a better season as a QB than Tom Brady this year, yet had far more challenges.

Yep. I said it all season.

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Those are amazing numbers considering we are a 4 in 12 this season.. He seriously needs a new OT that can stop the defense from other teams bulldozing him....

I'm not doubting his toughness in any way. He is a very good qb - just not an elite qb like manning, Brady, brees or rogers. Sadly though he's being paid (like flacco) as if he is. Look at all those qb numbers and tell me which other qbs are being payed 18plus million a year. I like the guy and he's our franchise qb for the next ten years - I just wish he had taken a bit less in his contract. That extra say 3 million a year could have provided a really good RG to stop him being pancacked every series.

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I'm not doubting his toughness in any way. He is a very good qb - just not an elite qb like manning, Brady, brees or rogers. Sadly though he's being paid (like flacco) as if he is. Look at all those qb numbers and tell me which other qbs are being payed 18plus million a year. I like the guy and he's our franchise qb for the next ten years - I just wish he had taken a bit less in his contract. That extra say 3 million a year could have provided a really good RG to stop him being pancacked every series.

People that ***** about Ryan's contract just amaze me. Why are you so concerned with how much money he is getting paid? You have no control or say in it. It's not your job to worry about how the money will be spent to put a team on the field. You don't know that Thomas Dimitroff would have spent that extra $3M on a RG.

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This is the highlight of our season sadly. I have to give Matt Ryan a lot of credit for being the resilient, hard working, professional that he is. He showed a lot of poise, toughness, and never pointed the finger at anyone for this abysmal season. If anything Matt showed me more this year than any other year. Yeah he may not of impressed statistically. When you consider the deficiencies at OL, defense, special teams, coaching, rushing, and injuries it's safe to say Matt Ryan is the undisputed leader and best player on this team like it or not.

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Yea I donl't think Ryan can be questioned any longer

Our backup QB lasted one series before getting injured with this oline

While it as considered a down year for Ryan he still did this

67% Completion

4500+ yds

26TDs VS 17 INT's

He did this behind one of the worst olines in the NFL being sacked 44 times being hit nearly every other time he dropped back, both our top WR's were missing most of the year and we had no running game. These are pretty good numbers for any QB. I bet Eli Manning wish he only had 17INT's this year.

He also did not miss a single game this year and took some hellish hits that would have put most QB's on IR.

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Matty Ice is one of the best...maybe not top 3 or top 5 but definitely top 10 and good enough to win a SB with a supporting cast starting with a better OL and a better than 28th ranked defense. The guy never complains and just goes out and does his job. Those who hate him or think he's not a good QB are freaking idiots and have low football IQs. If you don't like him that's one thing, but to blame him for the falcons losing season is ridiculous or you would have to be a silver spoon fed kid that always took your ball and went home when things didn't go your way....in other words just a big baby

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