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Matt Ryan Will Play Sunday vs. Saints

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 20: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to pass prior to a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Matt Ryan's injury against the Rams in Week 7 was unfortunate, but well-timed. The Falcons had to only play one game with Matt Schaub as their starter before entering their bye, and now head coach Dan Quinn says Ryan will return this Sunday against the Saints.

Ryan went down with an ankle injury after getting sacked by Aaron Donald and missed one game. His return will be welcome, but the Falcons are 1-7 and have no hope to do anything other than mess up their draft position by trying to win games this year. The clock is ticking on Quinn, but Ryan may help him last a bit longer.