We have seen the best from both RG3 and Matt Ryan, and it will be a key matchup coming into the game on Sunday afternoon @ 1pm EST. Both players have thrown for 300+ yards passing, though their respective RBs have also come into the fun and have been very successful at protecting their QB and running the ball for their teams.
RG3 vs. Matt Ryan
RG3. Whenever you hear his name, you think rookie of the year, and he has played with an attitude to do just that. He has thrown for 1,070 yards and 4 TDs, which is pretty impressive because he runs the ball very effectively (He has a 101.1 QB rating). He has run for 234 yards off just 41 carries, which for a QB is pretty impressive. RG3 must make sure that he doesn’t throw any interceptions against a great pass coverage defense.
Matt Ryan. A true MVP candidate for this season. He has shown us how well he can pass the ball this season, and he has passed the ball much more effectively than all of his previous seasons. He has the highest QB rating (112.1). He has thrown 1,162 yards and 11 TDs. He was sacked 9 times vs. Panthers last Sunday in the 30-28 win and threw for 369 yards and 3 TDs, which was 4 yards short of tying his career-high in yards thrown in one game. The offensive line must protect Ryan against a furious blitzing team.
My call: It will be a big fight, but the Redskins have a great chance on their home field against a tough team. It will certainly be a battle of which team can pass and/or run the football better. The offensive line will need to protect their QB’s and RB’s for a chance to win. RG3 and the ‘Skins shall end the Falcons undefeated season and improve to 3-2. Redskins, 31 Falcons, 30