Re: Joe Flacco vs Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan has two legit number 1 wideouts on his team and the best tight end ever still playing at a high level. In a dome for at least 9 games a year with no elite defense in his division.
Joe Flacco plays with no true number 1 wideout and average tight ends, plays a quarter of his schedule yearly against elite defenses in his own division.
I'd say that's a pretty fair reason to explain the difference in stats for these two that Matt has an edge in.
They're pretty close in terms of ability. Joe clearly has more throwing talent. Matt makes better decisions consistently I believe. The difference between them with their legs is small, if any.
I'd have a hard time thinking Joe wouldn't be putting up great numbers if he was in a offensive situation like Ryan's.