Did Matt Ryan just give us the worst interception of the year?
Up 21-0 at halftime on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons still found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory vs. the Detroit Lions in London.
Thanks to the team’s poor execution throughout the second half, Atlanta gave the game away.
And you won’t find a play that more perfectly sums up that statement than this stunningly bad interception, courtesy of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
Matty Ice literally gave the ball away.
It’s unclear why Ryan made the decision to put the ball anywhere near this part of the field. There’s not a Falcon in sight — only Lions cornerback Cassius Vaughn.
The backlash on Twitter was predictably brutal:
— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) October 26, 2014
That INT Matt Ryan just threw looked like what happen when you playing Madden and accidentally press the wrong button
— Roy Wood Jr-Fry Cook (@roywoodjr) October 26, 2014
That's interception by Matt Ryan is one of the four or five worst passes by a pro football player I've ever seen.
— Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) October 26, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 26, 2014
Can there be intentional grounding on an interception? That was awful by Matt Ryan.
— Joe Marino (@TheJoeMarino) October 26, 2014
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