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Falcons QB Matt Ryan reveals he watched the game film of shocking Super Bowl collapse multiple times 

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Falcons QB Matt Ryan reveals he watched the game film of shocking Super Bowl collapse multiple times 

No one would blame Matt Ryan if he burned the game film of the Falcons’ shocking late-game collapse against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

But that’s not Ryan’s style.

Not only did the Falcons quarterback watch the film the day after Atlanta coughed up a 25-point lead before losing 34-28 to Tom Brady and the Patriots in overtime, he watched it multiple times.

Talk about a glutton for punishment.

"I watched it the day after," Ryan revealed on 680 The Fan radio in Atlanta on Monday. "I watched it two days after. And then I watched it three days after.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan reveals he watched the game film of shocking Super Bowl collapse multiple times 

"For me, it was one of those things, I think; you kind of want to be able to deal with it appropriately. Maybe that’s different for everybody. Some people bury it away. … For me it was, "All right, let’s watch."

What Ryan watched over and over – and over – again was the biggest collapse in Super Bowl history. The Falcons were leading 28-3 in the third quarter before the Patriots scored the last 31 points (including two 2-point conversions) to win a fifth Super Bowl title.

Listening to the reigning NFL MVP talk, the film sessions served to motivate – not deflate (sorry, we had to go there) – the veteran QB.

"I thought we played well," Ryan told the Atlanta radio station. "And we were right in the mix and fell a little bit short. But we should have every bit of confidence that we’re going to be right back there next year and getting a different outcome because we’re going to be more experienced."

Ryan, 31, threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns in building up the big lead, but was sacked five times and a late fumble aided Brady’s comeback.

The former Boston College QB also answered the criticism of the play-calling in the fourth quarter.

"We played aggressive the entire year," Ryan said. "That’s not going to change. I love that approach."

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