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