In a game in which the Falcons desperately needed to win, Matt Ryan in particular rose the occasion. The NFL thought so too, so much so that Matt Ryan was awarded the NFC offensive player of the week award for his outstanding performance in Sunday's 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ryan went 20/26 for 273 yards and had a 148.4 passer rating. If you watched the game, you didn't need to even see the stat line to know that this was a vintage Matty Ice performance.
Ryan became the first Falcons player to have won any awards of any kind this week. Let us hope this is the first of many for a team looking to claw it's way back to 500.
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