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Matt Ryan Has Blunt Reaction To Shutout Loss vs. Patriots

Matt Ryan attempts a pass.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 18: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass against the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons were simply no match for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, as Matt Ryan and the offense were shut out for the first time this season.

Ryan was under pressure throughout the entire game. At one point in the first half, he was seen limping off the field due to a toe injury.

Fortunately for Ryan, it sounds like his toe injury isn't very serious. The bad news, however, is that Atlanta's offense has really struggled the past two games.

“It’s been a tough five days offensively,” Ryan said, via ProFootballTalk. “It’s just across the board. We haven’t thrown the ball well enough. We haven’t run the ball well enough. I’ve got to be more accurate. We’ve all got to be more effective with what we’re asked to do in terms of the game plan. We got a nice little extra few days to take a deep dive into what we can do better moving forward. We certainly got to take advantage of that.”

Cordarrelle Patterson's absence certainly hurt the Falcons' offense on Thursday night. He's a versatile weapon who could line up all over the field.

With Patterson out, the Patriots did their best to slow down Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts. The rookie had just three catches for 29 yards.

The Falcons will receive some much-needed rest this weekend before they prepare for a Nov. 28 showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars.