Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons as the National Football League team prepared to open training camp.
Moments after Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal to lift the Atlanta Falcons to their first playoff victory in nine years, tight end Tony Gonzalez was on the Georgia Dome turf, crying.
Matt Ryan threw four touchdown passes as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Detroit Lions 31-18 to clinch the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the National Football Conference playoffs.
Tom Brady passed Joe Montana for the most National Football League playoff wins by a quarterback as the New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 41-28.
The Atlanta Falcons intercepted Peyton Manning three times during the first quarter in defeating the Denver Broncos 27-21 to close out the second week of the National Football League season.
Roddy White scored on a 33-yard pass from Matt Ryan with 20 seconds to play as the Atlanta Falcons beat the Baltimore Ravens 26-21 to become the first National Football League team to log seven wins this season.
The New York Jets beat the Atlanta Falcons 30-28 on Nick Folk’s 43-yard field goal as time expired, giving rookie quarterback Geno Smith his first career road win in the National Football League.
The New York Giants’ defense, hobbled by injuries this season, recovered to hold the Atlanta Falcons’ offense scoreless for the first time in 73 games.
The New England Patriots improved to 4-0 for the first time in six years with a 30-23 victory against the Atlanta Falcons, while New York’s Giants and Jets each lost by by more than three touchdowns.
"With that goal-line stand, I knew that was going to be a huge series for us."
- Matt Ryan on Oct 07, 2013