Atlanta Falcons: Ryan named NFC player of the week

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been named NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in Atlanta’s 31-18 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16.

Ryan completed 25 of 32 pass attempts (78.1 percent) for 279 yards, four touchdown passes and a 142.6 passer rating, leading the Falcons to an NFL-best 13-2 record with their win over the Detroit Lions.

Ryan’s four touchdown passes tied his career high while his 142.6 QB rating tied the second best of his career.

He also tied Steve Bartkowski’s club record for touchdown passes in a single season with 31.

Dating back to the Atlanta’s Week 15 win over the New York Giants, Ryan set a franchise record by completing 22 consecutive pass attempts, including his first 12 passes in Saturday night’s game.

Ryan’s streak of 22 straight completions is tied for the third longest in NFL history. In the win, Ryan also improved his franchise records for passing yards and completions in a single season.

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Jethro

December 27th, 2012
12:00 pm

Jethro

December 27th, 2012
12:02 pm

Matt’s had a great season. He’s worked at it. I where his head is on the field.

oldmike

December 27th, 2012
12:36 pm

Now all that’s left is the first playoff win. Hope they don’t try to ride the Burner in their div round game.

SirReal

December 27th, 2012
12:41 pm

Kudos…now its time for the real dancing. Dont let us down Matt.

keepin it real

December 27th, 2012
12:49 pm

This kid’s the real deal. Knew it when he tore Tech a new one back in college (and the Va. Tech & Clemson last minute-rallies as well). He enjoys the game and competes heavily. If Ryan plays to his ability, then the Falcons need to ride his arm to a Super Bowl victory.

One After 909

December 27th, 2012
1:05 pm

People still doing the “First” gimmick here?

warfalcon

December 27th, 2012
1:14 pm

That`s great,ONE GAME AT A TIME,LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kd

December 27th, 2012
1:30 pm

why does everyone make it seem like the falcons have never won a playoff game ever?? anything to take away credit. The niners hadnt even seen a playoff game for 8 years until last year and theniners are always put above us. Look give Matt credit, he is way better than he was yesterday

kd

December 27th, 2012
1:32 pm

i meant way better than
last season

Samuel

December 27th, 2012
1:34 pm

Now all Matt Ryan needs to do is win that first playoff game, hence people will start to take notice. This Falcon team will go as far as Matty Ice takes them.

kd

December 27th, 2012
1:34 pm

ohhhh, and falcon fans, real falcon fans, pull out all of your paraphernalia and wear it now! We have a 13-2 team, lets not just wear our stuff on gamedays, lets ride this thing out!!!!!Rise up

kd

December 27th, 2012
1:37 pm

@keepin it real- i was at that tech game, if you saw what i saw then you understand how high the ceiling is on this guy

FalconJim

December 27th, 2012
1:56 pm

Congratulations to Matt, as well as the Falcons!!! Hope we can get that first Playoff win, and ride it all the way to The Super Bowl!!

GO, YOU DIRTY BIRDS!!!

Falcons 4 Real

December 27th, 2012
2:09 pm

I was at that Tech game as well, all we could say afterwards was “he’d sure look good in a Falcon uniform” sometimes wishes do come true

1 & Done

December 27th, 2012
2:40 pm

Bad news for Ryan & Julio…..Richard Sherman won his appeal.

ATL Fan

December 27th, 2012
3:15 pm

Well done Mr Ryan, congratulations.

D-RUN Dawgs

December 27th, 2012
3:28 pm

Falcons have the best receiving trio in the NFL. I don’t think “A.D.D.” Sherman can contain all three. He is a big hitter, but he is not a “shut down” DB. I think the Falcons will surprise alot of people this postseason!

DB

December 27th, 2012
4:10 pm

Aint nobody worried about no sherman in seattle. Nobody is even worried about the seahawks. Stop Lynch and make russell beat you with his arm. I really dont fear any NFC team for the falcons this season. Every NFC playoff team is flawed.

Big Donnie

December 27th, 2012
4:51 pm

DO NOT ride Michael Turner in the Div round please.

ernisTbass

December 27th, 2012
4:58 pm

Sherman claimed that his urine was switched with Ryan Braun’s, Pete Carroll said it was an honest mistake, they both taste the same.

Answer This

December 27th, 2012
5:43 pm

@ 1 and Done
Help me out here, does Seattle have to win a game before they play the Falcons? Wow amazing how these people go from team to team each week! I bet you did not even know where Seattle was 4 weeks ago. Now all of a sudden they world beaters! Lol. Why not just tell the NFC to stop playing and just let Seattle represent the NFC in the Super Bowl……or wait you waiting to see what other team is looking good this week? COME ON MAN!!!!!!!

STOP IT!

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Big Crimson 75

December 27th, 2012
8:44 pm

Well deserved for Matt Ryan.
It would have been nice had he broken McNabb’s consecutive completion streak.
Unless Matty Ice has a monster stat game sunday, Peyton or AP likely get the MVP, with Watt in contention also if he breaks Strahan’s record.

Go Falcons & Roll Tide

Am I missin' sumpin'

December 27th, 2012
10:18 pm

KC Chiefs are 2-13 with 5 players in Pro Bowl, Falcons are 13-2 with 3 ???

DR. FALCON

December 27th, 2012
11:45 pm

MATT RYAN, SHOULD BE 1ST TEAM ALL-PRO! MATTY “ICE” BABY!

icndark

December 28th, 2012
1:45 am

Alright Falcon Fans, let’s take this Tampa Bay game as a warm-up just like the team will. I wanna HEAR it! On notice…..so are the fans. Seachickens ain’t got the only 12th man.

On your feet and….Rise Up!

Go Falcons!

Preston Thompson

December 28th, 2012
9:20 am

Would someone explain to me the first post that just has “first” as the post. I guess I’m to old to get it.

SavDawg

December 28th, 2012
1:11 pm

No one has mentioned MR off season work outs to get stronger. It looks like it’ts paying off in spades.
He seems to gotten stronger late in the season!!

PlanB

December 28th, 2012
1:31 pm

Being a head coach must be learned the same as any player must learn his job. MS has done a good job with the disipline part. Hopefully he has learned the disposition of his players and knows what is best for them as a team. By this, I mean whether they play better with the extra rest or is it better when they play more. Anyway one or the other is true and it’s the HC’s job to know which is best. Sometimes risking injury is better than waiting 3 weeks before a game. I hope his decisions will be the right ones.

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PMC

December 29th, 2012
11:30 am

You wouldn’t know it. Between a guy that isn’t playing at all (Tebow) and a team that isn’t playing anymore (Jets) and a team that never was all that talented especially on the LOS (Eagles) and the always done in week 17 Cowboys…

There was no room to talk about how good this Falcons team is, all season long.

PMC

December 29th, 2012
11:36 am

But but but the Giants always come up big…. except when they don’t.

But but the Packers dominiate in the playoffs… (except when they got blown out at home by the Giants last year

But, But… the 49ers…. (got absolutely trashed by Seattle)

But But….Peyton Manning… juggernaut (until he gets to the playoffs where his record isn’t all that stellar) True he beat the Bears in the rain in South Florida, but how much is the media obsessed with this guy?

Cowboys vs Skins is huge this week, but the Tebow garbage is just annoying, Tebow is not interesting in the least right now and neither are the horrible Jets who are about as smart as the Nets organization.

The nation cannot handle, that this team has the best record in the NFL.

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okeetee

December 30th, 2012
1:07 pm

I don’t know who the radio announcers are for the Falcons (I get the feed out of the Sav. Ga. regional) but both clowns just got through saying that no matter who the Falcons play in their first playoff game, be it Seattle or Green Bay, the Falcons will be UNDERDOGS! Don’t know what their smoking but they’ve lost their minds! The Falcons WILL NOT BE an underdog if they play the Sea Hawks and might be a pick-um game if it’s Green Bay. No way the bookies will make the Falcons an underdog playing at home and coming off a bye week!!!

Esquire

December 31st, 2012
7:17 am

One After 909
December 27th, 2012
1:05 pm

People still doing the “First” gimmick here?
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I guess that would make you 910.

Esquire

December 31st, 2012
7:18 am

Congrats Matty Ice!!!!

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!!

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[...] Matt Ryan named NFC offensive player of week [...]

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