While attempting to get the Falcons’ offense lined up in the correct formation, the reigning NFL MVP snapped and let an expletive fly in the direction of wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.
Matt Ryan has words for Sanupic.twitter.com/A8EGCW8ied
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) December 19, 2017
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) December 19, 2017
I’m dying over Matt Ryan’s “Hey get (expletive) set!” but laughing even harder at McDonough’s “Oh!”
— Frank Schwab (@YahooSchwab) December 19, 2017
As you can see, everyone who was watching the Monday Night Football broadcast could clearly hear Ryan “encouraging” Sanu to get set.
Ryan, who has one of the cleanest images in the league, proved that even the most calm and collected athletes let their emotions get the best of them from time to time.
Atlanta went on to win the game, 24-21. The Falcons improved their overall record to 9-5 and kept themselves alive in the NFC playoff race.
Ryan completed 17 of 31 passes (54.8 percent) for 212 yards, 1 touchdown, no interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 87.0.
The Falcons travel to New Orleans next week for a divisional showdown against the Saints that will have major postseason implications.