FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Matt Ryan can't seem to shake his Super Bowl hangover. Points are way down. Interceptions are way up. And now, the NFL's reigning MVP must face the team that dealt the Atlanta Falcons so much heartache. Not that Ryan needed it, but it's certainly a reminder of how much changed since the fateful second half in Houston. "We obviously haven't played as well as we're capable of through five games," the Falcons quarterback said after practice Wednesday. "But we're certainly close. We've done a lot of really good things at times." That's a bit of a stretch. By just about any standard, Ryan and the Falcons have slipped on the offensive side as they prepare for Sunday night's
The Miami Dolphins are coming off their most impressive victory. The New York Jets are coming off their most impressive defeat. On Sunday, these AFC East rivals will meet at Hard Rock Stadium as the Dolphins (3-2) seek to avenge a 20-6 loss to the Jets (3-3) in Week 3.
• Tyler Eifert (2009-12), TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Out for the season after suffering a back injury. • Anthony Fasano (2002-05), TE, Miami Dolphins: Did not catch a pass in Miami’s 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. • Michael Floyd (2008-11), WR, Minnesota Vikings: Caught one pass for five yards in a 23-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. • Will Fuller (2013-15), WR, Houston Texans: Notched a team-high 62 receiving on two catches and a touchdown in a 33-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. • J.J. Jansen (2004-07), LS, Carolina Panthers: Will once again handle all the team’s long snapping duties in 2017. • TJ Jones (2010-13), WR, Detroit Lions: Recorded three catches for 33 yards in a 52-33 loss to