The Ryan Index
If you follow along you should not be surprised at the 5-0 start by the Atlanta Falcons. As I've said over and over the team that scores the first touchdown on the first Sunday of the season is in for good things. Maybe it's just coincidence but it sure is working for Atlanta. With a more aggressive approach offensively the Falcons are sixth in scoring offense. Here's a look at what Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have done through five games:
Matt Ryan 136-199, 68.3 completion percentage, 13 TDs, 3 INTS
Julio Jones 26 receptions, 313 yds, 4 TDs
Aside from having the best record in the NFC the Falcons also look like the most complete team. Sure, San Francisco has been impressive but Ryan has fared better than Alex Smith. The same holds true for the 5-0 Houston Texans. At least for now they are the most complete team in the AFC. This, of course, is bad news for the Packers who are reeling and will be in Houston on Sunday night.