Matt Ryan has the Atlanta Falcons flying high and mighty as the team rolled past the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship with a 44-21 victory. Ryan continued his MVP caliber season by finishing the game 27 of 38 passes for 392 yards, a 14 yard scramble and four total touchdowns.
Ryan has brought the Falcons to its second Super Bowl appearance in team history with the last being in 1998 in a loss to John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Ryan has the Falcons offense clicking at an extremely high level, but now has the challenge of out dueling future Hall of Famer Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
The Falcons know its final goal is now within reach and Ryan acknowledged this and knows his team must get back to focusing on its next challenge ahead of them.
“I’m happy. I’m happy for everybody in our organization. We’ve worked hard to get to this point. But the challenge is still in front of us. What we set out to accomplish is still in front of us. We’ll enjoy it because it’s hard to get to this point. I know that from experience. It’s really difficult to get to this point. And we’ll enjoy the buildup and the process leading to it, but our ultimate goal is still in front of us,” said Ryan.
Ryan has silenced his doubters this postseason after having a 1-4 record in the playoffs over his first eight seasons and continuing to show why he is the likely MVP this season. The Falcons will have plenty of time to get healthy and will be at full force on Super Bowl Sunday and Ryan will look to cap off his best career season with a Lombardi Trophy.