Matt Ryan named midseason MVP by Sporting News

tlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan leaves the field after leading his team to a 30-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

tlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan leaves the field after leading his team to a 30-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was voted offensive MVP over Peyton Manning in the Sporting News midseason player poll on Friday.

Sporting News’ network of NFL correspondents asked 103 players from 27 teams in their annual midseason players poll.

Who is the offensive MVP of the first half?

Falcons QB Matt Ryan 29

Broncos QB Peyton Manning 20

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 12

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 8

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 6

Texans RB Arian Foster 5

Giants QB Eli Manning 5

Vikings WR/KR Percy Harvin 4

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson 3

Giant WR Victor Cruz 2

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22 comments Add your comment


November 9th, 2012
1:31 pm

I’m pretty sure Matty Iceis gonna get jobbed and the sentimental vote will give yet another MVP to Peyton.


November 9th, 2012
1:46 pm

Congrats Matt


November 9th, 2012
2:08 pm

I think he absolutely is the early season MVP. Do ya remember Peyton’s first three series against us?


November 9th, 2012
2:11 pm

Enjoy it Noodle Arm, it’s the closest you’ll ever get to the one that counts.

Damage Inc.

November 9th, 2012
2:33 pm

hey seen, you know what you get when you add 3 & 5? 8-0. You want to take a guess at what 3 & 6 equals?

Falcons to Glory!

November 9th, 2012
2:40 pm

The same guys who wouldn’t vote him into the top 100 players. Go figure.


November 9th, 2012
2:52 pm

@ Damaged Inc: You want to take a gander at what 10 & 1 equals?

Willy Nelson

November 9th, 2012
2:54 pm

Sounds like I got an Idea for a new song “Papa gonna leave for Dallas”

Jerry Reed

November 9th, 2012
2:57 pm

No, no, no, it’s “Dallas bound daddy”

Arlo Guthrie

November 9th, 2012
3:01 pm

You’re both wrong it’s “Train they call the city of new orleans, just left for Dallas”


November 9th, 2012
3:05 pm

Yes, the rest of the NFL is finally starting to catch on to what Falcons fans have known all along…..frankly at this point I can care less what the commentators and other fans think of Matt Ryan and the Birds. Just keep winning games and everything will fall into place. DIRTY BIRDS RISE UP!!!

Sly Stone

November 9th, 2012
3:05 pm

Oh no ya’ll dit’nt it’s “papa was a rolling stone, rolled on to Dallas cause thats his new home”


November 9th, 2012
3:34 pm

JUST WIN BABY,ONE GAME AT A TIME,LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


November 9th, 2012
3:48 pm

I don’t care if he’s MVP, but what I do care about is how well he’s playing. And that my friend is pretty darn good.


November 9th, 2012
4:46 pm

no greedy breezy. lookis like the nfls golden boy is no more


November 9th, 2012
5:54 pm

Matt Ryan has been playing NO FEAR kind of football. Add that to his plethora of skills and smarts, and you get one half of an MVP season. Keep it up through February and we could have the Lombardi Trophy up in Flowery Branch!


November 9th, 2012
9:03 pm

Jaws just named MR2 in his top 5 QBs. LET US PULEEEEZE not lay an egg in NOLA.


November 9th, 2012
9:45 pm

@Jamaaliver: Peyton deserves it. Despite making the playoffs, that Denver club was trash last year. Now they’ve got a very good shot to make the AFC Championship. The difference is Peyton — and the contrast is there for everyone to see.


November 9th, 2012
10:41 pm

We always wanted an mvp at QB….maybe he is all that and more!


November 10th, 2012
12:13 am

Hey BSknees…how is Bryce Harris looking @ RT? Ya know, the one that couldn’t get off the Falcon’s practice squad. Good luck blocking Abe#55 with an undrafted practice dummy outta Fresno State


November 10th, 2012
5:39 am

Matt has had a pretty good season but the best player on this team has beem Roddy White.


November 10th, 2012
6:17 am

@JS: That Denver team plays in the AFC West. As a long time Chiefs fan, I can’t honestly think it was that hard to notch some wins there or even look good. I mean you have 1 team over .500 in the division and one that is sadly 1 and 7. I think they have only 1 win over a team that is over .500.