MATT RYAN- It's probably been a while since the Patriots have game-planned against a quarterback. However, I think that is exactly what they should be doing this week. With Ryan having thrown touchdown receptions to 13 different players this season, taking one of them out won't have much of an effect on the outcome.
While Ryan has had an incredible season, he has struggled in two situations:
- against the blitz
- against the AFC
For the past three seasons Matt Ryan has had his worst games against AFC opponents. Aside from torching the weak Raiders defense, Matty Ice was ice cold against the rest of the AFC this year. With the NFL's best defense having two weeks to prepare and an extra long halftime, Ryan will look pretty pedestrian on Sunday.