Fox Sport’s Jay Glazer reports that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will miss the team’s pivotal Week 13 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles as he recovers from his sprained toe. Ryan will reportedly consult with a specialist in Charlotte on his injured toe.
With the 6-5 Falcons taking on the 7-4 Eagles this week with an NFC wildcard berth hanging in the balance, losing Ryan is especially devastating for Atlanta. While backup Chris Redman acquitted himself well, leading the Falcons on a game-wining drive against the Bucs last week, the Falcons will certainly miss Ryan when against a stiffer pass defense like Philadelphia’s. The Falcons take on the Saints in Week 14, before finishing with a slate of winnable games.