Matt Ryan soars in homecoming win

Philadelphia native helps Falcons move to 7-0 by dismantling staggering Eagles

Originally Published: October 28, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- This was more than a business trip. Matt Ryan grew up idolizing the Philadelphia Eagles. He loved Duce Staley, and he so loved Donovan McNabb that he had a poster of McNabb on the wall of his dorm room at Boston College.

Ryan is a native of the suburbs raised on the Philadelphia religion of sports, but now he also is a professional. Twice he had come to Lincoln Financial Field as the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons and left the loser, forced to see the long faces ...

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