Matt Schaub: Falcons need to put ‘blinders on’, move one day at a time

ATLANTA – As the game started to get away from the Falcons, the Rams didn’t stop dialing up the pressure on Matt Ryan who injured his ankle in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game.

The Rams recorded five sacks and nine quarterback hits on Ryan in Sunday’s 37-10 loss.

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Backup quarterback Matt Schaub entered the game and was a perfect 6-for-6 and threw Atlanta’s only touchdown pass to Austin Hooper with 3:12 left to play in the game.

The severity of Ryan’s ankle injury is unknown at this point as coach Dan Quinn said following the game. If Ryan is sidelined for a period of time, the Falcons will continue to lean on Schaub.

“We’ll have a better sense for that as the week goes,” Quinn said following the game. “If he’s not able to, we’ll lean on Matt Schaub who’s got plenty of experience. I know how tough Matt is, if there’s a chance he can go [he will]. I don’t know the extent of the injury yet.”

Schaub offered his thoughts on how the Falcons need to move forward after surrendering their sixth loss of the season.

“One day at a time,” Schaub said. “We have to figure out tonight each person when they go home how they can be better? “Just put the blinders on. You can’t think about the big picture.”

The Falcons were 3-of-12 on third down and finished the day with 222 total yards of offense.

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