11:43 am December 27, 2012, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
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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