Matt Ryan was a MVP candidate through the first half of the season. That seems like an eternity ago.
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"I don't worry too much about the statistics or those types of things," Ryan said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We have to do a better job on third down. If we can convert third downs better, we'll have a better chance."
"You're trying to find ways to be better," Ryan said. "I think we have target areas where we need to be more productive. I think our red-zone touchdown percentage can be better than what it is. That's an area that we've been striving to get better at."
The Falcons have a tricky end to the season that should let us know what kind of team is entering the playoffs as a likely top-two seed. Road games against the ticked-offCarolina Panthers and pesky Detroit Lions and home games against the need-to-win New York Giants and NFC South rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ryan could use his mojo back right about now.