Originally Posted by ChevelleRollin
Originally Posted by Ballerific703
Matt Ryan plays in a dome and is bad on the road. I would put Phil,
Luck and Ben ahead of Ryan.
Yeah because a loss is based on the qb and not the entire team please shut the hell up wit that same old silly garbage
This one was posted on ESPN this morning.
Ryan has to be in sync with his receivers, particularly on the road. As ESPN Stats and Information pointed out, he has a 57.6 completion percentage, an average of 6.2 yards per attempt, four touchdowns, five interceptions and a total QBR of 44.0 in the two road games this season. At home, his completion percentage is 77.6 with an average of 11.0 yards per attempt, six touchdowns, no interceptions and a QBR of 96.1.
These are from SB Nation and Bleacher Report
The superior play of Matt Ryan in his dome as opposed to the road has been well documented. The Falcons are 26-4 all time in the Georgia Dome when Ryan starts, and just 17-15 on the road. Most teams, and most QBs, play slightly better at home than on the road, so its not groundbreaking that Ryan would too. But i was interested to see how much he was effected relative to the rest of the leagues QB. I researched every active QB who has thrown at least 1,000 passes over the last 4 seasons. There are 24 of them.
I think passer rating is a useful but flawed stat, but for the purposes of this discussion to simplify things im going to use it as the marker. Ive looked at all 24 QBs who have thrown at least 1,000 passes in the past 4 years and looked at their home road splits. Here is a full list of all of those QBs, and their difference in home/road passer rating, in order of most effected to least by being at home
1. Matt Ryan 17.3 better at home
2. Alex Smith 12.7 better at home
3. Aaron Rodgers 10.3 better at home
4. Jay Cutler 8.9 better at home
5. Chad Henne 8.4 better at home
6. Matt Stafford 8.3 better at home
7. Joe Flacco 7.7 better at home
8. Drew Brees 6.3 better at home
9. Ben Roethlisberger 5.7 better at home
10. Peyton Manning 5.5 better at home
11. Donovan McNabb 4.4 better at home
12. Tony Romo 4.0 better at home
13. Matt Hasselbeck 3.9 better at home
14. Ryan Fitzpatrick 3.5 better at home
15. Phil Rivers 3.4 better at home
16. Tom Brady 0.9 better at home
What happens to Matty Ice when the postseason comes around?
It has been hard for Ryan to show how clutch he is in the playoffs when the three games he has lost have not been close enough in the fourth quarter to present that opportunity, in part because of his ineffective play for the first three quarters.
As a rookie playing his first playoff game in Arizona, Ryan took a safety on a fourth-quarter sack that gave the Cardinals a 30-17 lead. He did lead a 58-yard touchdown drive to cut it to 30-24 with 4:15 left, but Kurt Warner was able to run out the clock with a big 3rd-and-16 conversion to a receiver left wide open in the middle of the field.
No chance at glory for Ryan to lead a game-winning drive.
Two years later as the No. 1 seed, Ryan threw an interception to Tramon Williams with the game tied 14-14 and the ball at Green Bay's 26. The Packers scored a touchdown, and with just 0:10 left before halftime, Ryan made a devastating decision to force a pass that was again intercepted by Williams and returned 70 yards for a touchdown.
The Falcons never got closer than 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Green Bay rolled to a 48-21 victory.
Last season in the Wild Card Game against the Giants, Ryan failed to lead the offense to a single point. Their two points were scored by the defense forcing a safety, and twice Ryan failed on poorly-executed 4th-and-1 quarterback sneaks in Giants' territory.
Ryan has lost three games by more than 18 points in his career, and two of them were in the playoffs (27 vs. Green Bay, 22 vs. New York Giants).
There is no denying that, in all three occasions, Ryan has not lived up to his standard of play in the postseason. He has yet to throw for 200 yards in a game, and has a 71.2 passer rating.
The big problem stat has been yards per attempt (YPA). Among 95 quarterbacks with at least 100 pass attempts in the playoffs, Ryan's 5.31 YPA ranks 92nd all time.
Only Drew Bledsoe (5.30), Kordell Stewart (5.24) and Jay Schroeder (5.01) rank below him. That's not the kind of company you want to keep in the postseason, showing the ultimate sign of struggling to get the ball down the field.
38 points on 33 drives will not get the job done in the postseason. The 1.15 points per drive is equal to what the 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars produced offensively.
The scoring is even worse when you consider Ryan is charged for two return touchdowns and a safety to the opponent. Granted, the fumble return touchdown against Arizona was Michael Turner's fault on the handoff, but statistically it is credited to Ryan for being the last to have possession.
The playoff heat is exacerbated when two other quarterbacks that became starters in 2008, Aaron Rodgers and Joe Flacco, have already been to the Conference Championship Game and Rodgers wiped out Ryan's Falcons on his way to a ring.
While Ryan has lost to two Super Bowl Champions and an oh-so-close runner-up from Arizona, these teams have not featured a murderer's row of defenses, and Ryan should have better stats and scored more points than he did.