Watch: Matt Ryan very briefly considered blocking a defensive lineman

Matt Ryan knew it would be idiotic to try to block Nick Fairley. 
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Quarterbacks who have been in the NFL as long as Matt Ryan usually get the “savvy veteran” label tagged on them automatically. Ryan earned it on Monday night, though. 

On a fourth quarter run by Devonta Freeman, Ryan turned around to make a block on a defender coming up from behind. He looked, saw it was 308-pound Nick Fairley and said, “Nah, I’m good.”

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​“Honestly, I was thinking I was gonna be on ‘C‘mon Man’ next week,” Ryan said after the game. “I was going down thinking, ‘Ugh, man, this happened on a Monday night game. That’s definitely gonna happen next week.”

He’s probably right.