to play Sunday. "I don't need any extra fuel to play," Rodgers said. "I want to play extremely badly." So far, Ryan and the Falcons have been much better at home than on the road. They've scored 30-plus points in home wins over Detroit and Kansas City, and lost road games at Tampa Bay and Carolina by identical scores of 24-9. Ryan has completed 67.7 percent of his passes at home, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. On the road, Ryan's completion percentage has dropped to 45.9 percent, with two interceptions and no touchdowns. Ryan knows what he's getting into in terms of the game- day atmosphere at Lambeau. Ryan's coach at Boston College, Jeff Jagodzinski, is a former Packers offensive coordinator. "He talked a little bit about we met, said it's a great place to play, the atmosphere is second to none," Ryan said. "And I look forward to getting up there this weekend." The Falcons tried to spark their offense at Carolina last week by running a no-huddle offense — and Ryan showed he could handle it, an impressive feat for a rookie quarterback. - tion that he's a very astute quarterback," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "He's going to go through some growing pains. Any young quarterback in this league is. It's probably the biggest learning curve of any position to make that transition from college to the NFL, but I think Matt has the mind-set to be very successful."