QB corner: Matt Ryan on the Raiders

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Atlanta. Ryan���s durability since he was drafted in 2008 has been a constant for the Falcons, who play at New Orleans on Sunday. He has missed only three games in 13 seasons. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Atlanta. Ryan���s durability since he was drafted in 2008 has been a constant for the Falcons, who play at New Orleans on Sunday. He has missed only three games in 13 seasons. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Credit: Danny Karnik

Credit: Danny Karnik

Here’s what Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had to say about the Raiders, his team’s opponent for their game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

Q: Who jumps out at you from your film study of the Raiders?

A: “I think (safety Johnathan) Abram is playing really well. Physical player. Does a lot of good things, coming down as a safety into the front seven. He rushes well. Very physical. Good player. I’ve been impressed with watching him.”

Q: What do they do special?

A: “I think their defense as a whole, it’s sound. Guys understand their responsibility in the scheme. You don’t really see people out of position. They are disciplined that way. It’s going to be a good challenge for us.”

Q: Any thoughts on getting 3,000 yards passing for the 11th straight year with 22 yards on Sunday?

A: “I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to stay healthy for a long time,” Ryan said. “I’ve just been fortunate to be apart of this organization and that they’ve had the belief and faith in me. … I don’t think about these things too much. But I’m certainly proud of the longevity.”

Falcons’ next four games

Raiders at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29

Saints at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6

Falcons at Chargers at 4:25 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13

Buccaneers at Falcons at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20

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