Matt Ryan returns to stomping ground, looks to be a 'wolf' in Philadelphia

From ESPN - January 8, 2018

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be in familiar territory for Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ryan grew up 32 miles outside Philadelphia in Exton, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn Charter High School. He was a big Donovan McNabb fan when McNabb was the quarterback of the Eagles.

"It's always good to go back and play there, for sure," Ryan said. "Obviously the family and friends, it's great to see them. But it does not matter where we go this time of the year. We are just excited to be going and just still have the opportunity to keep playing."

But Ryan certainly wo not receive a warm reception from the Eagles or their fans. Ryan is 1-3 all time against the Eagles in Philadelphia, completing 86 of 148 passes for 1,056 yards with eight touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 87. Last year's game there was arguably his worst of the season. He completed just 18 of 33 passes for 267 yards, with a touchdown, an interception and a season-low passing rating of 78.7 in a 24-15 loss at Lincoln Financial Field.


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