What Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had to say

Quotes from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at halftime as provided by the media relations department at halftime:

Falcons QB Matt Ryan

On the Falcons first two offensive drives:

“The first drive was jumpstarted by the explosive play by Collin Mooney. When you get going and you want to start fast those plays help a lot. Then we did a great job of finding a way to punch it in, in the red zone. On the second drive, the credit goes to Devin (Hester) and the punt return team for setting us up down there. We got the ball on the three or four-yard line, whatever it was, three plays and we were able to punch it in.”

On the matchup between Julio Jones and Darrelle Revis:

“Obviously, Darrelle Revis is one of the best cornerbacks in the league and Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the league. Whenever you have those kinds of matchups it’s fun to be a part of that. We were lucky – not lucky – (Julio) makes guys have to play him differently and we were fortunate to get the pass interference call on third down in the red zone.”

On whether the first-team offense accomplished its goals for the night:

“I think, so. Obviously, anytime you touch the ball you want to score and with our start tonight, we were able to do that.”

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