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Watch Rickie Fowler and Matt Ryan go toe-to-toe in part one of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Games

November 20, 2017

In case you somehow missed it (i.e. spent much of the last year living under a rock at the bottom of the ocean with spotty cell service), the Atlanta Falcons opened their stunning new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the heart of downtown ATL earlier this season. Making Jerryworld look like Chuck E. Cheese's and the old Georgia Dome the pile of rubble it now literally is, the two-million-square-foot-behemoth has become the crown jewel of the NFL in short order. Then again, don't take our word for it. Just ask Rickie Fowler.

You see, in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, Rickie recently took a little detour to Atlanta to get a lay of the land, and when he was done gawking at the incredible retractable roof, trying to ride the largest falcon statue on earth like Daenerys, and testing the stadium's very own Mercedes VR setup, he just so happened to bump into Matt Ryan. And what do two friendly, totally-not-competitive-at-all guys do in order to introduce themselves? Challenge each other to a random, impromptu series of skills competitions—from golf cart racing to a literal roof-raising contest—of course.

Want to see if Rickie—a former motocross rider, it should be noted—pulls away from Matt in the cart race? Curious about Matty-Ice's short game in the accuracy competition? Then tune in on Friday for part two of [full movie trailer guy voice] THE MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM GAMES!