Matt Ryan, Julio Jones up for weekly awards

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan calls the signals during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan calls the signals during NFL football training camp Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is a finalist for the FedEx Air NFL player of the week honors after his performance against the Indianapolis Colts.

Also, rookie wide receiver Julio Jones is a finalist for the Pepsi NFL rookie of the week award.

Ryan is a finalist with Miami’s Matt Moore and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.

Ryan passed for 275 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Falcons’ 31-7 victory.

Fans can vote on NFL.com/FedEx through 3 p.m. Friday. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

Jones is a finalist along with Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, Washington running back Roy Helu, Dallas running back DeMarco Murray and Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Jones had three catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns and two carries for 33 yards.

Fans can vote at NFL.com/rookies beginning through noon Friday. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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178 comments Add your comment

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
5:50 pm

it took matty melt playing against the colts to finally get some fluff. lets see what happens sunday when it’s 3 picks instead of td’s and 1 td instead of 1 pick

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
5:51 pm

oh and 1ST, kind of like where the saints are in the div…now and sunday afternoon also!

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
5:51 pm

Go stuff a load in your face Hiram
Falcons 42—-Aints 13 !

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
5:54 pm

maybe on your x-box but not in real life

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
5:59 pm

Not to get to far off the Football…but we lost a True Great Champ in Heavyweight Boxing…………………….Smokin Joe…I grew up watching him in the Ring and to this day, yesteryears Boxers make these guys of Today look like wimps! He was a Legend !

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:03 pm

You grew up watching Smokin Joe? Where at? Rocky movies? How old are you geriatrics?

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
6:03 pm

gotta agree with you mikey . i can remember watching him when i was a kid. didn’t know to much about boxing but i liked his name–Smokin’ Joe Frazier– has a good ring to it!

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
6:05 pm

now back to the failclowns- saints 27 failclowns 10 with you only td coming in garbage time late in the 4th

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:07 pm

okay ladies you just have to wait n learn the hard way…I will go ahead and offer condolences on your drop to 2nd place after Sundays Game !

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:09 pm

yeah I grew up watching all those great heavyweights, Ken Norton, Big George, Ali !

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:09 pm

I saw a documentary on Joe Frasier on HBO, does that count? LOL!

Hey Hiram, Do you think the Saints will win the coin toss this week? I doubt it,will lose the flip for the 10th straight game, but that will be the only thing the falcan’ts win this week.

AintsHater

November 8th, 2011
6:10 pm

The Aint’s defense couldn’t stop a nose bleed. That is all.

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
6:12 pm

with our firepower and the failclown lack thereof-does it really matter. they may have a slight edge in the run D but other than that , we have an advantage in every dept coaching included and by far

hiramsaint

November 8th, 2011
6:13 pm

it’ll be the failclowns whos nose is bleeding so that doesn’t affect us now does it… that is all

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:14 pm

They sure wont stop the Falcons…..Matty Ice is bringing the Shotgun SeenthisB4 …..you remember ?
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmm!

XxFalcons_FanxX

November 8th, 2011
6:17 pm

First of all the Aints can not stop the run until you do you lose!!!!! Falcons 24-Aints 21

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:18 pm

No mickey M. they won’t have to stop the falcan’ts, your QB will do that on his own, on the other hand, the falcan’ts won’t be able to keep pace with the Saints offense. IF you can’t see that coming, than you’re just in denial.

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:21 pm

Them guys just cant except the fact that The Birds have the better Team than they do now and I tell you for the last time…….Your Aints aint good enough to beat the Birds this week and sure they going to probably pisk the Saints as the favorite and all but The Birds are going to kick the crap out of them !
Aints dropped to 2nd place !

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:23 pm

2nd place in the power rankings and first place in the Division, keep your snot rag, you’ll need it Sunday.

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:26 pm

Whine whine whineeeeeeee….thats all you ole Aints Trolls do….bunch of little wimpy crybabys !

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:27 pm

Apparently, compared to you, most people are babies, you frigging old geezer.

Bucky Badger

November 8th, 2011
6:28 pm

Aint’s can’t beat St. Louis and Falcons are worried?…I think NOT! Seen & Hiram Falcons 34 Saints 23

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:30 pm

Bucky Badger, are you related to Honey?

Bucky Badger

November 8th, 2011
6:30 pm

Aint’s Turnover Ratio…-6 :( Falcons 34 Aint’s 23

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:30 pm

you got me laughin on that one SeenThisB4…but I am not dead yet Sonny !

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:32 pm

Aints gonna get exposed Sunday……Breezy gonna throw some picks !

Larry

November 8th, 2011
6:38 pm

We have a choice here:

#1 We can cheer for a sober coach who lives in the same town with his team’s fans and players?

#2 We can cheer for the hydrocodone coach who moved his family 500 miles away to Dallas?

I choose class and dignity……………..#1

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:39 pm

Ryan throws more interceptions per pass than Brees does. Brees is now UNDER 3 interceptions per hundred passes, Ryan is well over 3 interceptions per hundred passes.

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:39 pm

Even if Michael Turner couldnt play Sunday. Mighty Mouse ( Quizz Rodgers) would run all over the Aints cause thats how bad the defense is .

Sean Peyton

November 8th, 2011
6:40 pm

Dear AJC readers,

I will be in town this Friday night. I will pay $100.00 per pill!

Steve-O

November 8th, 2011
6:40 pm

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:23 pm

2nd place in the power rankings and first place in the Division, keep your snot rag, you’ll need it Sunday.
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Power rankings?? Your Saints may need to transfer to the NCAA for that to mean anything at all.

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:41 pm

hes just about 180 pounds wet Sonny !

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:41 pm

Larry: I doubt that Mike Smith will be taking any handoffs, catching any passes, tackling any runners or sacking any QBs…and neither will Payton, especially with a bum leg. Go ahead and cheer for your coaches, who that he77 cares?!

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:42 pm

lol……………Sean and Steve-O ! Thanks !

Bucky Badger

November 8th, 2011
6:42 pm

Falcons Turnover Ratio +2…Can you say Falcons 34 Aint’s 23

Steve-O

November 8th, 2011
6:43 pm

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:39 pm

Ryan throws more interceptions per pass than Brees does. Brees is now UNDER 3 interceptions per hundred passes, Ryan is well over 3 interceptions per hundred passes.
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This is patently false, but very typical of Seen. Matt Ryan has thrown a pick 2.5% of the time, Brees has a pick 2.7% of the time.

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:46 pm

Ryan’s QB ratio: 83.3, Brees QB ratio 100.6, Can you say Saints 34 – falcan’ts 24.?

Bucky Badger

November 8th, 2011
6:48 pm

Dead on Steve-O, Consider the Falcons record at the Dome! Falcons 34 Aint’s 23

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:49 pm

I will be glad when Sunday evening gets here where I can laugh at Hiram and Seen when their beloved football team gets their butts kicked…………….I bet we wont see them on here for awhile………………….yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ! !

Larry

November 8th, 2011
6:50 pm

Steve-O,

You don’t honestly expect these swamp goobers to comprehend facts, do you? They live in a cesspool of a city and rank 49th our of 50 states in anything educational or industrial.

Just roll down your window and smell…New Orleans smells like an unregulated nursing home in south Louisiana. Come to think of it, it IS in south Louisiana!

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:50 pm

9 interceptions in 276 attempts equates to 3.02 interception rate.

I know, Atlanta Public Schools right? Those teachers really screwed you poor ba$tards over.

JayCool 4DABirds

November 8th, 2011
6:51 pm

Congrats to Matt and Julio, they both played well and deserve to be honored this week. Falcons are playing good football and will beat the Saints by 4 this weekend. R.I.P Joe Frazier

Falcon James

November 8th, 2011
6:52 pm

it seems that i need to clear the air on somethings. the only thing that brees has over ryan is that his arm is stronger and he more accurate with his passing. he don’t throw as many wobbly passes and his recievers don’t drop the ball as much as ryan recievers do. ryan not all bad though. he hand the ball off pretty good, but turner fall down at the line. ryan is better at overthrowing his reciever if the reciever is more than 5 yard down field. ryan is better at throwing the ball out of bounds and better at throwing the ball to his check down reciever when he has people wide open. ryan also know how to throw the ball behind the reciever better than brees so the reciever have no chance to catch the ball. i think with these stats, we all can see that ryan is at the top of his game.

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:52 pm

Keep Posting you guys are hilarious !
Falcons 42 ———–Aints 13

Bucky Badger

November 8th, 2011
6:52 pm

It was nice on this blog when “Seen” went hiding when the Aint’s LOST to St. Louis 31-21

SeenThisB4

November 8th, 2011
6:53 pm

Think about it Stevie O, you can do it. Ryan has less than 300 pass attempts, with 9 interceptions. Think about it. 3% is 3 in 100. He already has 9 ints, less than 300 passes. Think about it, that’s third grade math.

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:54 pm

I am not into statistics but know about the momentum swing and its in The Birds corner this weekend !

Steve-O

November 8th, 2011
6:54 pm

Sure, if you want to look at 7 games and not career numbers.

Bucky Badger

November 8th, 2011
6:55 pm

The game will be decided by a lot more than Quarterbacks “Seen”. Look at the BIG picture… Falcons 34 Aint’s 23!

Michael M.

November 8th, 2011
6:56 pm

You should be a math teacher Seen instead of ” Just a Troll “