FLOWERY BRANCH – Quarterback Matt Ryan was nominated for the FedEX Air player of the week and Michael Turner was nominated for the FedEX Ground player of the week for their showings against the Bengals.
Ryan completed 24 of 33 passes for a season-high 299 yards and three touchdowns.
Turner rushed for 121 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns.
Running back Jason Snelling was nominated for the ground award after his fine showing against Arizona earlier this season.
Falcons fans can vote for Turner and Ryan up until 12 noon on Friday at NFL.com/FedEx.
Ryan is competing against Baltimore’s Joe Flacco and Carolina’s Matt Moore.
Turner is competing against Kansas City’s Thomas Jones and Oakland’s Darren McFadden.
As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.