Mark Bradley: Is it time for Falcons to consider life after Matt Ryan?

Over his first five NFL seasons, Matt Ryan orchestrated 23 game-winning drives and 16 fourth-quarter comebacks. It was the era of the two Matts — Ryan propelling the Falcons into position, Bryant booting home the winner. To borrow from a song: Those were the days, my friend; we thought they’d never end. Over the past five NFL seasons, this one included, Ryan has presided over eight game-winning drives and seven fourth-quarter comebacks. Over the first 12 games of this season, there have been no game-winning drives, no fourth-quarter comebacks. You might file this under the heading of “duh” — t…

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