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When The Pressure Is On, Matt Ryan Reigns

I wrote last week about how Matt Ryan's first 33 starts compared favorably with Drew Brees. I got some flack for the comparison but it turns out Ryan's nickname has been well-deserved.

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Via ESPN's Pat Yasinskas:

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Atlanta’s Matt Ryan is the best quarterback in the National Football League -- at least in two categories. 

ESPN Stats & Information just shipped over a packet of stuff that has Ryan sitting pretty. He is leading the league in red-zone and goal-to-go passing. 

In the red zone, Ryan has a 127.9 passer rating while completing 9 of 13 passes (69.2 percent) with four touchdowns and no interceptions. New Orleans’ Drew Brees ranks third in that category with a 121.2 passer rating. 

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Ryan and Brees also rank near the top in goal-to-go passing situations. Ryan leads the league with a 126.4 rating in those situations and Brees is third at 121.5.

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Ice. Matty Ice.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.