Many have speculated about how the Falcons, and specifically quarterback Matt Ryan, will perform after leaving the warmth of their dome and heading up north to MetLife Stadium. After taking a deeper look, I found a statistical anomaly that could play into the Giants' hands.
First, I looked at Ryan's passing statistics, and was surprised to find that he actually has a higher QB rating outdoors (94.2) than indoors (91.1).? His completion percentage is nearly identical in both settings, but his yards per attempt is considerably higher outdoors (7.75) than indoors (7.18).? His touchdown to interception ratio is 3:1 outdoors, and roughly 2:1 indoors.? So Matt Ryan is a better quarterback outdoors, right? Case closed. Everything?s wrapped up in a neat little package.