Floyd Mayweather is a betting machine. Over the past three days, the retired boxer made $45,000 on the Warriors’ win over the Rockets, $90,000 on Cincinnati’s win over Tulane and $25,000 on the Falcons’ NFC Championship win over the Packers.
Ryan’s first five NFL seasons would be a career for many QBs. The team went 56-22 with him starting, making four playoffs and winning two division titles. Then the team got old and had to be rebuilt. Ryan couldn’t do much to make up for a defense that wasn’t making plays.
As we tend to do, we sunk and buried Ryan as incapable of getting back to the early high point of his career. He had peaked before 30, and we were moving on to incoming QB flavors of the year. Despite having plenty of success to his credit, Ryan was being lumped in with Andy Dalton and Kirk Cousins. He also lacked the flashy athleticism to pique our interest that way.
Heck, we were still not totally buying into him when he completed 69.9 percent of his passes, threw for 4,944 yards and 38 TDs to only seven INTs in the regular season. We were trying every which way to give MVP to Tom Brady or Rodgers, or embrace the new new with Derek Carr. Had Matt Ryan not been named Matt Ryan, there would be no MVP debate.
Matt Ryan’s 392 yards passing were the second most in championship round history, as the Falcons quarterback completed 27 of his 38 passes and threw four touchdown passes for a rating of 139.4. Julio Jones had an absurd game, as well, with nine catches for 180 yards and two scores.
Aaron Rodgers wasn’t bad, but he wasn’t the dominant player whose play Cheap Jackie Robinson Jerseys had led Green Bay to the NFC title game. He completed 27 of his 45 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns, a pick Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys and a rating of 91.6, but much of that production came in garbage time.