Originally Posted by kiranadwaney
does anyone know if there is a place that i can find stats for third down completion percentage? i am convinced that matt ryan is one of the best in the league in a third and long situation.
On 3rd down and 8-10 yards, Ryan has a 66% with a 10.27 YPA.
On 3rd down and 11+ yards, Ryan has a 60% with a 11.67 YPA.
3rd 8-10 yards, 65%, 8.68 YPA
3rd 11+ yards, 54%, 8.04 YPA
3rd 8-10 yards, 71%, 9.08 YPA
3rd 11+ yards, 57%, 6.93 YPA
3rd 8-10 yards, 66%, 8.6 YPA
3rd 11+ yards, 65%, 11.92 YPA
3rd 8-10 yards, 57% 6.98 YPA
3rd 11+ yards, 75%, 7.9 YPA (how many of these do you think were toss ups to Fitz?)
3rd 8-10 yards, 51%, 6.39 YPA
3rd 11+ yards, 81%, 12.33 YPA
3rd 8-10 yards, 72%, 12.26 YPA (he is money)
3rd 11+ yards, 41%, 6.31 YPA
So yeah. He is basically one of, if not, the best 3rd and long QB in the NFL. I haven't checked other top QBs, but that is some great company...as a rookie.
Its ironic you bring this up because I am rewatching the Chicago game. Man, he is so money this game. Complete control of everything. This and the Saints game, he was just dominant. If he can just have performances like those again and again, then we are so set. I will stand by my prediction of calling him NFL's MVP next year. Check out some stats and comparisons that were made with Ryan.
Peyton Manning's 2nd NFL season:
4100 yards, 62%, 26 TD, 15 INTs.
Ben Roethlisberger's 2nd NFL season:
2400 yards (lol), 63%, 17 TDs, 9 INTs.
Dan Marino's 2nd NFL season (I cant believe he did this in his 2nd year):
5000 yards, 64%, 48 TDs, 17 INTs.
Matt Ryan's rookie season was arguably better than at least 2 (3?!) of those guys. I really don't think he hits a sophomore slump. It would suck if he did.