#3. Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan was on a streak like none other heading into the NFC Championship game. Well, outside of Aaron Rodgers that is. Unlike Green Bay, Atlanta had enjoyed some time to heal and get some key players healthy.
As Aaron Rodgers stated, home field advantage is also very important.
Green Bay, basically run into a buzz saw in Ryan, with a vulnerable and depleted defensive unit.
Ryan scorched the Packers. He totaled 392 yards to go along with four touchdowns. What’s even more impressive is the fact Ryan tacked onto his record book performance for average yards-per-completion. The average completion against the Packers ended up as 10.4 yards.
Third down seemed to be easy for Ryan and the Falcons. It didn’t seem to matter what the yardage needed for a first down ended up being on the scoreboard. As a team, the Falcons ended 10-for-13 on third down attempts. This, to go along with 30 first downs and zero turnovers.
Green Bay also failed to sack Matt Ryan. Ryan ended the game with a rating of 139.4. Something Packer fans should have seen coming from miles away.