Call him “Matty Ice”, call him “Mattural” or call him “My Quarterback." No matter what you call him, Falcons QB
Down 10-7 to begin the 4th quarter, Ryan and the Atlanta offense scored 17 points to come back and take a 24-17 lead and hang on for their fifth win of the season.
The comeback was Ryan’s 13th 4th quarter comeback in his five-year career. Ryan engineered a comeback last week as well in the game’s final frame, but that win, over the Carolina Panthers, included a game-winning drive on the last possession.
A 53-yard field goal by
The Falcons forced a 3-and-out and Ryan and his clock-managing offense took back over to march up the field to take the game away from Washington. A six play, 69-yard drive ended with a
The Redskins pressed on the following drive, but a
Ryan ended the day completing 65 percent of his passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns. The win moves Atlanta to 5-0 on the season, the first time in franchise history they’ve begun the season winning their first five games.