If you’re wondering how Matt Ryan has fared coming out of the bye week, well, we’re here for you. It turns out he’s been pretty reliably solid after a week off, though he’s had his fair share of turnovers along the way.
Matt Ryan has consistently graded above avg. after byes.— PFF ATL Falcons (@PFF_Atlanta) October 9, 2017
Highest 2017 grade: 76.3
In case you’ve forgotten these performances, here’s a brief reminder. In 2016, Ryan completed nearly 77% of his passes against the Arizona Cardinals and tossed two touchdowns against an interception in an easy win. His 2015 matchup against the Colts saw him complete just 55% of his passes for three touchdowns...and also three picks, not all of which were his fault. And that 2014 game was a clean sheet against the Buccaneers, with an efficient 219 yards and a touchdown in a 27-17 victory. None of these are standout numbers, you’ll note, but Ryan at least had a solid game in nearly every one of them. As good as Miami’s defense has been this year, there’s no reason to expect Ryan to turn in anything less than a solid effort yet again, and hopefully pick up the team’s fourth win.
It’d also be nice if Ryan had a stellar game and blew the last five years of post-bye performances out of the water, but hey, I’m not that greedy.