QB CORNER: Matt Ryan

Here’s the QB corner with Matt Ryan and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter:

Q: Why are there so many wild swings in the NFL today?

A: There is so much parity across the NFL, and the difference between wins and losses is very small. We know that every time that you are facing a new opponent for a new week, what you've done up until this point in the season has no bearing on what's going to happen on Sunday.

Q: Do you expect to see a prideful Bucs team after putting 56 points on them last time?

A: The following week, they went out and beat Pittsburgh. This is a good football team. They play with great effort and they are very well-coached. I know going into it that it's going to be a four-quarter game.

Q: What are your thoughts of Tampa Bay All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy?

A: I have a ton of respect for him as a player. He is one of the catalysts for their defense. He kind of gets them going. They missed him when he was out.

Q: Can the rushing attack help out the offense more?

A: You'd love to get that running game going every chance that you get. I've think that Steven (Jackson) has done a great job for us all year. When he's had his opportunity to go in there and run the football, I think he's taken advantage of it. He's been physical for us.