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Atlanta's Ryan not interested in MVP discussions

Associated Press Modified: November 1, 2012 at 3:02 am •  Published: November 1, 2012
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments and never says much when asked to consider his chances of becoming the NFL's MVP.

The same goes when Ryan is asked about whether the Falcons can go undefeated in the regular season or if he's concerned about his winless record in three playoff games.

Ryan ranks third in NFL passer rating and completion percentage and in touchdowns, but said there are just two stats that have real meaning: touchdowns and turnovers.

Ryan has been called Matty Ice since he was a teenager performing under pressure at William Penn Charter School in the Philadelphia suburbs.

When Atlanta (7-0) hosts the Dallas Cowboys (3-4) on Sunday night, Ryan insists he won't worry about the expectations of a capacity crowd at the Georgia Dome or a national television audience.

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