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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
More on Matt Ryan and MVP

By Pat Yasinskas

On Saturday night/Sunday morning, I wrote this column in which I said Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan has resurrected his campaign for the Most Valuable Player award with his play in recent weeks.

Ryan had been getting a lot of MVP talk early in the season, but that seemed to fade around midseason. But I’m not the only one saying Ryan’s back in the MVP conversation.

Mike Sando leads this week’s MVP Watch with Ryan and currently has him ranked No. 2 to Peyton Manning. No offense to Manning, who is an excellent candidate, but I’ll throw out one other stat for those that like to point out the Falcons have had an easy schedule.

In games against teams with winning records, the Falcons are 4-0. In those games, Ryan has thrown seven touchdowns and just one interception.

Not that it matters, but I already hit our SportsNation poll and gave Ryan a No. 1 vote. If you’re an Atlanta fan, you might want to do the same thing.