Matt Ryan picked apart the vaunted Seahawks defense for 338 yards and three TD passes to lead the Falcons to a 36-20 win.
ATLANTA — Can anybody slow down the Atlanta Falcons offense?
That’s an honest question. Because the way Matt Ryan’s arsenal ran circles around one of the NFL’s most talented, seasoned defenses Saturday makes you wonder what chance the Dallas Cowboys or Green Bay Packers have to do much better in next week’s NFC championship game.
“Seattle is physical. They’re very physical. But I think their speed is what makes it sometimes difficult to go against them,” Ryan told a small group of reporters at his locker after throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 36-20 victory over the Seahawks. “I thought for us today, our speed showed.”
The Falcons’ speed has shown up all year. They didn’t lead the NFL by far in scoring on the sheer wizardry of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, whose brilliance as a game-planner and play-caller shines through Ryan’s ability at age 31 to play his most efficient football.
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