Matt Ryan fueled by elusive playoff win

Atlanta's QB isn't trying to forget about a 48-21 loss to the Packers -- he's embracing it

Originally Published: September 2, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Matt Ryan watched it. Not obsessively, but enough to see the mistakes, to remember, and to make sure 48-21 never happens to him again. For all but one team in the playoffs, the season ends abruptly, but for Ryan and his Atlanta Falcons, last season's ending was especially jarring. Atlanta was the No. 1 seed in the NFC, coming off a bye, playing at home where it had lost only once during the regular season, taking on a team coming off a short week after a wild-card game on the road. And ...

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