Atlanta Falcons: 5 Players to Watch Vs. New York

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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws the ball under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton (72) in the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Ryan. 2. player. 44. . QB. Boston College

Matt Ryan was good, but not great against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night. At times, he looked like the 3x Pro Bowler we all love. Other times, he made some bonehead decisions that resulted in turnovers.

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Ryan has to play more efficiently against the secondary of the New York Football Giants. He has to account for the strong play of both Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at cornerback.

For the Atlanta Falcons to become a better road team, it starts with Matt Ryan on the offensive side of the ball. Sure, the defense will improve under HC Dan Quinn, but Ryan needs to prevent the costly interception that kills the Atlanta Falcons high-octane offense.

Though Atlanta is a 2.5 point underdog in this one, I like for Matt Ryan to throw for 325 yards, 3 touchdowns and only 1 interception. That should stand as a strong enough performance to keep the Dirty Birds in this road game.

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