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07:59 AM ET 09.12 | Two starts does not a trend make, but Matt Ryan can't like his recent line. The Falcons didn't lose Sunday's season opener against Chicago solely because [Ryan] played poorly, any more than they lost a playoff game to Green Bay last January solely because Ryan was a turnover machine. But doesn't it always start with the quarterback in football? ... Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to comment on the play of "specific players" until after he evaluated game film. But some things probably don't need heavy analysis. Ryan has three interceptions, two lost fumbles and only one touchdown pass in his last two starts. Success and failure in the NFL usually starts with the quarterback.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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September 12, 2011  08:04 AM ET

QB's tend to get in trouble when they try to do too much because their defense is weak. Or they have their head up their **** (see Romo).

September 12, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Falcons looked like crap yesterday.

September 12, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Now we can see why Green Bay lit them up

September 12, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Now we can see why Green Bay lit them up

It makes sense...

September 12, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Now we can see why Green Bay lit them up

NO DEFENSE...

September 12, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Falcons=Pretenders.

September 12, 2011  08:34 AM ET

Ryan has three interceptions, two lost fumbles and only one touchdown pass in his last two starts.

Wow, um, well, better start drinking in the morning.

September 12, 2011  08:43 AM ET

No article about Cam Newton??? What's going on T&R??? First official game yesterday and that dude was in beast mode!!!

September 12, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Wow, um, well, better start drinking in the morning.

It works for me.

September 12, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Damn Falcons. Better pick against them til they do something.

I won't be picking them next weekend - that's for sure!

September 12, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Andrew Luck will be available ...

September 12, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Bears

September 12, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Bears

Da Bears

September 12, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Ryan has three interceptions, two lost fumbles and only one touchdown pass in his last two starts. Wow, um, well, better start drinking in the morning.

Good advice in any time.

September 12, 2011  09:21 AM ET

Da Super Bowl....Da Bears

September 12, 2011  09:24 AM ET

"Team bad. Blame QB." Keen analysis. I see that Atlanta rag is still a bastion of great journalism.

September 12, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Maybe it is time people take the Bears a little more seriously? THEY WON THAT DIVISION LAST YEAR, and played the packers well.

September 12, 2011  09:39 AM ET

I think it's due to Jay Cutlet's toughness.

September 12, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

NO DEFENSE...

Exactly.

 
September 12, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Maybe it is time people take the Bears a little more seriously? THEY WON THAT DIVISION LAST YEAR, and played the packers well.

They had a few lucky wins, as I recall, but you're right, they shouldn't be counted out.

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