ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws over defender Da'Quan Bowers #91 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 45-24. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Matt Ryan, like Eli Manning, faces playoff scrutiny (AJC.com)
"Until it happens, people are going to say things," [Dan] Reeves said. "They don't look at his overall record and all the things he's done to put his team in that position. Look around the league, there aren't many better. He doesn't have to apologize to anyone. But until they win, it's going to affect how he's known."
Giants can 'rattle' Falcons QB Ryan (NYPost.com)
Despite his gaudy regular-season statistics, No. 3 overall pick pedigree and catchy "Matty Ice" nickname, Atlanta's celebrated passer has yet to win a playoff game in four NFL seasons.
BC Well Represented in Giants-Falcs Wildcard Dip (Giants Football Blog)
Boston College will be in the house this Sunday at MetLife.
ACC Hoops Power Rankings, Jan. 3 (ACC Sports Journal)
12. Boston College (5-9). No team in the nation may have lost more from last season in terms of experience and production and it is showing. The Eagles have already lost to Boston, Holy Cross and UC-Riverside. Winning just one ACC game this season will be difficult.
Bold Predictions for 2012 (Saturdays on Shea)
1. Luke Kuechly will return to BC- I have no reason to believe that this will be so and expect to be proven wrong just as much as I expect to be proven right. But Luke has been oddly quiet about whether or not he will enter the draft. Both Matt Barkley and Robert Griffin have already announced their intentions. I can understand if Luke is waiting until after the holidays or until after his surgery, but something tells me that the long silence bodes well for BC fans.
Boyles, Carpenter Tabbed as WHEA Players of the Month (BCEagles.com)
Boston College junior Corinne Boyles was named WHEA Goaltender of the Month for December and freshman center Alex Carpenter picked up the Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month distinction in a conference announcement on Tuesday. This is the second monthly award this season for both of the Eagles. Each received similar honors, Boyles in November and Carpenter in October.
Kristie Mewis Called Into U.S. National Team Camp (BCEagles.com)
Boston College junior midfielder Kristen Mewis was one of 29 players called into a nine day training camp from Jan. 7-15 for the U.S. National Team at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The camp is preparation for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will be from Jan. 19-29 in Vancouver, Canada.