Matt Ryan got the nickname Matty Ice for playing well under pressure. It is starting to take on a different meaning in some corners, however. Matty Ice as in Matt Ryan goes ice cold in the playoffs and the Falcons lose their opening game of the postseason. It has happened three times in Ryan’s first four seasons, a losing streak that has kept the Falcons from taking the next step in the progression that started when Mike Smith brought the franchise the first back-to-back winning seasons in its history.
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