Ryan stirring MVP talk with best start of career - Article Photos 3/4

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2012, filephoto, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is well protected as he looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Atlanta. Ryan is the NFL's top-rated passer, guiding the Falcons to an unbeaten record and a commanding lead in the NFC South. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks, File)