Tua Tagovailoa vs. Matt Ryan: Who Will Have More Passing Yards in Dolphins vs. Falcons?

Matt Ryan will have another 300-yard passing performance against the Dolphins in Week 7.
Matt Ryan will have another 300-yard passing performance against the Dolphins in Week 7. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, the Miami Dolphins saw the return of Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback, but the Dolphins would still lose in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-20. Tagovailoa completed 33 of 47 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the loss.

It was the third 300 yard passing performance for Tagovailoa in his first thirteen NFL starts.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Jets in their last contest in Week 5, 27-20. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 33 of 45 passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns in the win. 

It was Matt Ryan’s 71st regular season passing performance of 300 or more yards in his career.

WynnBET Sportsbook has Tagovailoa’s passing yards prop set 256.5 (Over -115/Under -115) and Matt Ryan’s yards prop set 277.5 (Over -115/Under -115). 

Here is a look at how both quarterbacks stack up statistically.

Tua Tagovailoa vs. Matt Ryan Stat Comparison

Completion Percentage

  • Tagovailoa: 64.1%
  • Ryan: 69.1%

Passing Yards

  • Tagovailoa: 544
  • Ryan: 1,332

Touchdown Passes

  • Tagovailoa: 3
  • Ryan: 10

QB Rating

  • Tagovailoa: 86.7
  • Ryan: 97.1

Passing Yards Per Game

  • Tagovailoa: 181.3
  • Ryan: 266.4

The Dolphins’ defense is allowing opposing quarterbacks to throw for an average of 307 passing yards per game, that’s 30th in the NFL. Miami even allowed Trevor Lawrence to throw for 319 yards last week, so they should have their hands full with Matt Ryan in Week 7.

The Falcons’ defense hasn’t been much better. Both teams are averaging slightly under 30 points per game against. It’s hard to read how bad Atlanta’s passing defense really is after facing Zach Wilson, Taylor Heinicke and Daniel Jones in the last three weeks.

I have a feeling that Tagovailoa will have a big game in attempt to keep the Deshaun Watson trade rumors at bay.

I’ll say Matt Ryan will throw for more yards in this game, but both he and Tagovailoa will go OVER their passing yards props.

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