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Fortunately, Matt Ryan's ankle injury isn't as severe as it appeared to be in Sunday's game against the Lions.
The Falcons came away with a huge win in Detroit and hope to continue improving after a slow start to the season.
Like Rivers, Ryan is on pace to throw for more interceptions than he has before in a season. If he does not turn things around soon, his inability to take care of the football could cost them a spot in the playoffs.
The Falcons are in a competitive division with the Saints and the Buccaneers in the NFC South and hope to climb their way to the top and win the NFC South for the second consecutive season.
With the bye week coming up, Ryan hopes to redeem himself the following week against the winless Colts.