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Bryant is NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week


Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season after his 47-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the game lifted the Falcons to a 20-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

The kick was the 12th game winner of Bryant's career and his third in a Falcons uniform. Bryant also added a 38-yard field goal on Atlanta's opening drive of the game as well as a pair of extra points to finish the game with eight points. His 24 made field goals rank tied for the NFC lead with Philadelphia's David Akers and tied for second in the NFL behind Miami's Dan Carpenter (26). Bryant also ranks in the top ten in field goal percentage, hitting 88.9 percent of his kicks. The award marks the second time he has earned NFC Player of the Week honors this season and it is the sixth time in his career that he has won the award.

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