Ryan missed several big-play opportunities at inopportune times
Matt Ryan had a better-than-average game against Tampa Bay, but when it counted the most, he misfired.
His 27 of 39 afternoon that yielded 334 yards passing and two touchdowns was all fine and dandy, but his several pass attempts that sailed behind his receivers, and his poor overall decision-making on third downs sunk the Falcons when they needed him the most.
This performance was a perfect example of why offensive numbers don’t always tell the full story.
He missed some very easy throws, especially late in the game and that held the team back.
Ryan wasn’t the only reason the Falcons’ lost this game, but he’ll be the first to admit that he’s got to play even better if Atlanta want’s to fight their way back after starting off the season 0-1.