Atlanta Falcons: Ryan named NFC player of the month

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game in San Diego Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game in San Diego Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FLOWERY BRANCH –Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named NFC Offensive player of the month for the month of September by the NFL.

Ryan completed 102 of 147 pass attempts (69.4 percent) for 1,162 yards with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions for an NFL-best 112.1 quarterback rating through the first month of the season.

Ryan has led the Falcons to their first 4-0 start since 2004 and just their third 4-0 start in franchise history (1986, 2004 and 2012).

Against Carolina, Ryan led the Falcons on a game-winning drive with just 59 seconds remaining in a 30-28 win at the Georgia Dome. He’s also won head-to-head battles with Kansas City’s Matt Cassel, Denver’s Peyton Manning and San Diego’s Philip Rivers.

Ryan’s 11 touchdown passes and 69.4 completion percentage both rank second in the NFL, while his 102 completions rank fifth.

Ryan’s 1,162 passing yards rank sixth in the NFL through four weeks. He is currently on pace for career highs in touchdowns, yards, completions and attempts.

This is the third time in his career that Ryan has earned player of the month honors. He won the award for the month of October during his rookie season in 2008 and again in November of 2010 during his first Pro Bowl campaign. Ryan is the only player in franchise history to earn player of the month honors three times.

 

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57 comments Add your comment

Paddy

October 4th, 2012
2:43 pm

We now have us a legit QB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JB FALCON

October 4th, 2012
2:48 pm

So, #2 is #1. Good job Deuce!

Danny

October 4th, 2012
2:51 pm

Hmmmmmm……I wonder where….blog rogue Matt”coke”Ryan is today….

Danny

October 4th, 2012
2:52 pm

Choke, that is…….I’d like to hear the excuses

lowdownjj

October 4th, 2012
2:52 pm

Have not seen any “noodle arm” references in some time. GREAT start Matt! Now finish the deal.

to real

October 4th, 2012
2:55 pm

Tha best has yet to cum lets go baby its our time

Answer This

October 4th, 2012
2:58 pm

Who else deserved it? He EARNED IT! Nice job Matty!

Jim

October 4th, 2012
3:01 pm

Keep your NFC player of the month I want him to win SB MVP!

Matt "CLUTCH" Ryan

October 4th, 2012
3:06 pm

Congrats to Matthew Icebox Ryan

D-Man

October 4th, 2012
3:35 pm

Naw Danny, you had it right the 1st time lololol

NICE JOB ICEMAN!!

warfalcon

October 4th, 2012
3:38 pm

Lets go MATT one game at a time.LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

warfalcon

October 4th, 2012
3:44 pm

No AINTS comments.HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO,MUST HAVE GONE BACK IN THEIR HOLLE.oh well,LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lowdownjj

October 4th, 2012
3:49 pm

I gotta Aints comment. 0-4 baby. Dey dat team in da cellar

David

October 4th, 2012
3:58 pm

Who evey keeps rejecting my post, BITE ME !

Paddy

October 4th, 2012
4:04 pm

David…….I know who it is “Matt”Choke” Ryan is the source of your problem.

Trevor

October 4th, 2012
4:33 pm

Congrats matt ryan on your acheivements ..and mann u guys need to chill about the aints thing it is gettn old lets just continue to encourage OUR falcons and let others teams wrry bout us

Trevor

October 4th, 2012
4:35 pm

and paddy… chill… U the only one cryin on this article stop hating

Larry

October 4th, 2012
4:43 pm

“CHOKE” and his merry band of idiots have done to some of you precisely what their room temperature IQ’s wanted to do…get in your heads. So what does this say about you?

Congratulations, Matt Ryan! You are in every way a credit to your profession and this city. How truly refreshing to see a two-parented, clean-cut, man who married his college sweetheart and keeps his nose clean quarterbacking our team…and doing so better than anyone else this year!

ProudTechFan

October 4th, 2012
4:52 pm

So proud of our Falcons and our QB. in the grand scheme of things its a minor acheceivement, but its still worthy of high praise and regards. This team can do big things this year, but Matt Ryan has to continue to play at a high level. One thing I have noticed particularly in the last game against the Panthers, is that even though he had pressure all game, he still stood tall and look confident in the pocket and made great throws down field. Thats the sign of a QB that has taken that next step.

Congrat Matt and GO FALCONS!!!

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

October 4th, 2012
4:54 pm

If i come to the georgia dome for a game this year to cheer on my beloved falcons will someon agree to provide me with free beers????????

Really?

October 4th, 2012
4:56 pm

Why does dol’s blog always reject so many comments? Come on man!!! If I call you D’led like your boy D azzahole Hall does will my posts go thru?

Really?

October 4th, 2012
5:03 pm

It worked! Thanks D’Led you da man! Well Matty Ice is da man but you are pretty sell too.

Also choke is a pathetic friendless loser who will never know the love of a woman.

David

October 4th, 2012
5:23 pm

D’Led rejects your post if you try to say anything about his boy Michael Vick the bum

David

October 4th, 2012
5:26 pm

Come on man, blog me, im sorry i said Matt Ryan was better than Michael Vick.

David

October 4th, 2012
5:27 pm

One word, MATT

David

October 4th, 2012
5:29 pm

Michael Vick couldn’t hold Matt Ryan’s jock strap.

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keepin it real

October 4th, 2012
6:03 pm

Matt Ryan will eventually retire as the greatest Falcons player of all time.

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Mike "CHOKE" Dogs To Death

October 4th, 2012
6:24 pm

The Falcons are clearly going in the right direction! Thanks especially to a certain QB for shoving off to medium security facility housing in Kansas to clear the way for this rising star to emerge here in the great city of Atlanta!

HA HA :)

Esquire

October 4th, 2012
6:27 pm

Rock on Matty Ice!!!

detritusUSA

October 4th, 2012
7:14 pm

Congratulations to Ryan. It’s great for our quarterback to receive awards like this. He may end up as the greatest QB in Falcons history, only time will tell. It’s great for him to be famous, instead of infamous, such as General Bob Lee and some of his successors. Right now, in my opinion, the two best QB’s were Bob Berry and Steve Bartkowski. It’s just too bad that they didn’t have the support that Ryan has.

SCFalcon

October 4th, 2012
7:15 pm

@Danny, when it comes to “Choke” “coke” may be the correct word to apply…………..

Jasmin

October 4th, 2012
7:16 pm

Matt “The Assassin” Ryan! Congrats! You earned that Baby! Falcons stand uuupp!

SCFalcon

October 4th, 2012
7:19 pm

Bart certainly had an arm. As I remember, he could throw the ball over a 100 yards. It is ashame he had to sacrifice his kness for the team. The Falcons have a very strong organization now.

Michael M.

October 4th, 2012
7:59 pm

Matt just proved to the NFL guru’s and the experts what a bunch of idiots they truly are, never listen to them on television, make your own opinions . ” Congrats Matty ‘ Ice’ !

Big Crimson 75

October 4th, 2012
8:08 pm

Matt Ryan — NFL MVP

Dawg Whisperer

October 4th, 2012
10:10 pm

Will probably go down as the greatest Falcon before career is over.

tim

October 4th, 2012
10:30 pm

I love how most of you fail to realize he is a terrible immature young QB, and you all talk like he is reading your posts.

gl

October 4th, 2012
10:33 pm

Matt has proved that there is more to being a quarterback than having a strong arm. Matt is an intelligent, strong-minded leader and with the new OC, and OL line coaches the offense has only stratched the surface on its potential.

Nite Owl

October 4th, 2012
10:40 pm

@tim:

You do know how numbers work, right?

shesoleo

October 4th, 2012
11:05 pm

Congratulations Matt no one wanted to give you the credit you deserved for being a bright and intelligent QB, but you came in from day one being humble and a student of the game. This is only a small token of all the riches you will receive imo. Yes you should have won this hands down,but guess what? you didn’t just win it YOU TOOK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LDawg

October 4th, 2012
11:32 pm

Tim – I think you thought we were talking about Cam Newton.

Mora less Petrino

October 5th, 2012
1:50 am

The man is a winner! The team is well led.

Whadda Ya Know?

October 5th, 2012
6:37 am

Congrats Matt! Keep up the smart playing.

coacht

October 5th, 2012
7:40 am

good job! The Falcons are the team of our entire State (I’m in south ga and I am NOT a Jags fan–never will be) and we are proud of our QB and our team.

just sayin'

October 5th, 2012
7:53 am

contract year, huh?….

True Falcon Fan

October 5th, 2012
9:43 am

7:53 you are just envious & dumb

Go Falcons

Taints R Us

October 5th, 2012
10:01 am

Knock Knock!

Taints R Us

October 5th, 2012
10:01 am

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