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People are going to say things about Matt Ryan. Those people are going to be very wrong.
A mishandled snap, interception and a third-quarter timeout definitely changed how the game ended for Matty Ice, as did the simple fact his fourth-down pass fell incomplete in a situation where he has flourished throughout his career.
But, against the apparent best defense in football, Ryan completed 30 of 42 passes for 396 yards and three touchdowns for a quarterback rating of 114.8.
This team has lived and died on the arm of its quarterback time after time in the past five years, and most of the time he's done the unthinkable, as he did last week.
Ryan is the franchise. Atlanta is going to be a Super Bowl contender as long as he's under center in a Falcons jersey.