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Matt Ryan trying to forget his awful five-pick day

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan calls a play in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at their NFL football game in Atlanta. Reuters

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan can only pretend to have a plan on how to deal with this week.

Having never thrown more than three interceptions in a game, bouncing back from last week’s five is something he has no background with.

You can’t worry about it,” Ryan said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Part of playing this position in this league is knowing that there will be times when you make mistakes and fall flat on your face. You just have to get up and keep playing and keep throwing.”

You also can hear him talk about that game (or maybe he doesn’t want to) at 5 p.m. ET on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network.

Of course, it’s not like he’s going to stop throwing, not against a Buccaneers pass defense that’s last in the league in yards allowed.

“We’ve got to move on,” offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said. “We know that Matt is going to bounce back from that. He just has to forget about it and move on to the next one.”

It speaks to the job Ryan has done all year that a 40.5 passer rating day dropped his season rating to 94.8.

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8 Responses to “Matt Ryan trying to forget his awful five-pick day”
  1. sportsmeccabi says: Nov 21, 2012 10:08 AM

    His 5 pick day made things interesting for me in my fantasy football playoff hopes to say the least.

    But 3 of those picks weren’t even his fault, his stupid receivers deflected them into the defensive backs hands.

    On the other two he was getting belted as he was throwing the ball. It was just a bad luck day and he will bounce back.

  2. jimmysee says: Nov 21, 2012 10:11 AM

    This may be the only time in the history of football where a QB who threw five picks won the game!

    Someone up there likes the Falcons.

  3. legacybroken says: Nov 21, 2012 10:15 AM

    The game is going to be major shootout. Though thats par for the course with the 2012 Bucs. God never thought I’d see the day when we got into shootouts on a weekly basis.

  4. weepingjebus says: Nov 21, 2012 10:15 AM

    “Part of playing this position in this league is knowing that there will be times when you make mistakes and fall flat on your face.”

    Playoffs haven’t started yet, champ.

  5. bdert says: Nov 21, 2012 10:18 AM

    The more important thing to highlight is that Matt remained poised & pulled out a victory on a day where he threw 5 picks & the team had 6 TO’s. Resolve!

  6. edreedisgod says: Nov 21, 2012 10:23 AM

    Overrated….

  7. ac130u says: Nov 21, 2012 10:30 AM

    The strengths’ of these two teams remind me of the Tampa Bay, Oakland game played in San Diego.

  8. kane337 says: Nov 21, 2012 11:41 AM

    “jimmysee says:
    Nov 21, 2012 10:11 AM
    This may be the only time in the history of football where a QB who threw five picks won the game!”

    Actually, Bart Starr of the Packers threw 5 int’s with 0 TD’s back in 1967 and won the game also. Matt Ryan is in good company.

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