First & 10: Advanced studies for Ryan

Titans-Jets rematch, Steelers-Bengals among other Week 3 highlights

Originally Published: September 24, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Conventional NFL logic says Matt Ryan, the former Boston College quarterback, goes back to New England this weekend for a humbling postgraduate class headed by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Ryan is the pupil. Brady is the teacher, a future Hall of Famer who had to be an inspiration to any tall quarterback honing his craft in New England. Although conventional logic says the Falcons will have a tough time against the Patriots, this is September, and crazy things happen in the first few ...

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