Falcons' Matt Ryan and Saints' Drew Brees have faced each other more times than any other quarterback tandem.
Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

QB Corner: Matt Ryan on the Saints

Q: What’s the key to getting run game going against the Saints? 

A: “It’s going to be a challenge for us. What we’ve got to focus on is taking care of our business and being the type of football team that we can be. We have not been that in the first half of the season. It’s a good opportunity for us to come out and hopefully play a little bit better brand of football.”

Q: What’s the new approach for the second half of the season? 

A: “You know, it’s trying to win one football game. That’s my approach. This week is trying to stay present in what we’re doing right now ... trying to knock those wins out one in a row as we go. My focus isn’t really any further than just the opponent that we have this week.”

Q: Since coming into the league in 2008, what’s your view of the rivalry with the Saints?
A: “We have played them in all types of situations in my career. Both teams have been rolling some years and getting ready for the playoffs and some years we have been up and they have been down, while some we have been down and they have been up. It’s one of those games that you can throw that (team record) out.”

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