Friday September 19th, 2014

The Atlanta Falcons almost lost their starting quarterback minutes before he started leading them to a romp over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Quarterback Matt Ryan was hit in the eye with an errant pyrotechnic during pregame introductions:

But not to worry. Ryan subsequently popped in some eye drops:

And Ryan, evidently, was fine. In the first quarter alone, he completed 10 of 11 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, jumping the Falcons out to a 21-0 lead. Ryan finished the game 21 of 24 for 286 yards and three touchdowns, as the Falcons won big.

-Brett LoGiurato

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