FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan who passed for season-high 316 yards against the Baltimore Raves was nominated for the FedEx Air player of the week around.
Ryan completed 32 of 50 passes and had three touchdowns in the 26-21 victory over the Ravens. He tossed the game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Roddy White with 20 seconds to play.
New England’s Tom Brady and Philadelphia’s Mike Vick are the other nominees.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx through noon Friday to determine the FedEx Air player of the week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.
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.