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Falcons Vs. Chargers: Matt Ryan Leading League In "Total Quarterback Rating"

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has gotten off to a hot start in the 2012 season, and it's showing not only on the field but on the stat sheet as well.

After two games, Ryan is leading the league in ESPN's Total Quarterback Rating by leaps and bounds:



It remains to be seen whether Total QBR statistic is as accurate as the network would claim. But it's safe to say that the new statistic at least tells us something about how well a quarterback handles the little but important aspects of the game: taking care of the football, not committing penalties, and avoiding sacks.

Of course, completing 70% of his passing for five touchdowns and zero interceptions doesn't hurt his case either.

Ryan has already found himself being discussed in the (albeit incredibly early) MVP race, and if he keeps up this performance he will no doubt continue to be noticed.

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