Seahawks news: Pete Carroll expects Matt Ryan to play in Week 8
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Seahawks’ Pete Carroll expects Matt Ryan to play in Week 8

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may be nursing an ankle injury, but that does not mean Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll isn’t prepping for him this weekend.

Carroll’s Seahawks will be taking on Ryan’s Falcons on Sunday, and Carroll expects to see the signal-caller:

“If you expect him not to play, I think that’d be the mistake,” Carroll told reporters on Friday, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “He’s always out there. Again, if Matt Schaub plays, we don’t expect him to change their offense either. It’s not going to change the preparation at all. It’ll be a shock if [Ryan] doesn’t play because he always is out there. He’s a great, great warrior. That’s what we expect.”

Judging by the fact that Ryan has not missed a game since 2009, Carroll seems to have a good plan.

Through seven games this season, Ryan has thrown for 2,170 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 70.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 98.7.

He is coming off of a rough outing in a 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, going 16-for-27 with 159 yards and a pick.

The 34-year-old is listed as questionable for Sunday’s affair, but based on his history, there seems to be a good chance that we will see the 2016 MVP on the field.

As for the Falcons? They have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season and have gotten off to a 1-6 start.

The Seahawks, meanwhile, are 5-2 and are looking to bounce back from a Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.