Falcons vs. Jaguars: Matt Ryan is a player to watch

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Quarterback Matt Ryan
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Quarterback Matt Ryan /

The Falcons star quarterback will be suiting up against the Jacksonville Jaguars when the teams do battle on Saturday night.

So far in the preseason, the Atlanta Falcons have lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets. The Falcons go into their third game looking for a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the third preseason game, teams usually play their starters a least a couple of quarters if not well into the third quarter. This allows the team to run a dress rehearsal before the start of the regular season.

In the fourth preseason game, teams usually limit their starters to a drive, and sometimes refuse to play their starters at all. The purpose of this game is to allow backup players a chance to get playing time and for coaches to determine the final order of their roster.

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I believe Matt Ryan will be the difference for the Falcons when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ryan will be allowed to play deep into this game. He will be allowed to methodically march the field and will not be rushed by the coaching staff to get in and out of the game. In all the other preseason games, Ryan has totaled six completions on eight attempts which was good for one touchdown and 88 yards.

Ryan will at least double those stats in the third game if not triple them. While the Jaguars are known for their stout defense, I fully expect the former Bost College quarterback to shred the Jaguars defense.

The Falcons should get their first win of the preseason.

Atlanta Falcons 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 17