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QB Ryan back with Falcons after missing 1 day of practice


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is back with the team after missing Tuesday’s practice to attend to an undisclosed personal matter.

Coach Dan Quinn says Ryan will participate in Wednesday’s practice for Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game at Philadelphia.

Ryan is expected to address his situation following the practice.

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Quinn says there were “no setbacks for him or for us” due to Ryan missing Tuesday’s practice. He says Ryan was present for the team meeting and the discussion of the game plan, but then left before the practice.

The Falcons said Tuesday the absence from practice by Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP, was not injury related. Ryan hasn’t missed a game since Week 15 of 2009. Veteran backup Matt Schaub took Ryan’s place in practice on Tuesday.

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Ryan misses Falcons’ practice because of personal matter


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan left team headquarters because of an undisclosed personal matter and did not practice with the team.

Team spokesman Brian Cearns said Tuesday the Falcons did not plan to give a reason for his absence, adding that Ryan would address the matter when he meets on Wednesday with reporters “if he decides to do so.”

Atlanta (11-6) visits Philadelphia (13-3) in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday.

Ryan’s wife, Sarah, announced in November that the couple expects to become first-time parents in April with twins.

The 2016 NFL MVP was listed as “did not participant in practice, non-injury related.” He hasn’t missed a game since Week 15 of 2009. No. 2 quarterback Matt Schaub took Ryan’s place in practice.

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Ravens win as time expires on blocked field goal return

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CLEVELAND (AP) Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 33-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight game along with starting quarterback Josh McCown.

Cleveland’s Travis Coons lined up to kick a potential game-winning 51-yard field goal with 3 seconds to go, but it was deflected by defensive end Brent Urban, who was playing his first NFL game for the injury-riddled Ravens (4-7). Hill scooped it up and rumbled down the left sideline for an improbable win, stunning a Cleveland (2-9) crowd which moments earlier was ready to celebrate.

Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub, making his first start since 2013, threw two touchdown passes.

McCown injured his right shoulder in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Austin Davis, whose 42-yard TD pass to Travis Benjamin tied it with 1:47 remaining.