Bryant Makes History in Season Opener, Too

Matt Ryan made plenty of history on Sunday in a memorable season opener for the ages, but he wasn't the only Matt marking his name to the record books.

Kicker Matt Bryant showed once again that he's as steely as they come by booting a 51-yard field goal at the end of regulation to send the game against the Saints into overtime and followed it up with a 52-yard game-winner.

With those two kicks, Bryant became just the fourth player in NFL history to kick a 50-plus-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime in addition to converting a 50-plus-yard game-winning field goal in overtime.

Bryant and St. Louis kicker Greg Zuerlein are the only kickers to accomplish this feat outside of Sports Authority Field in Denver.

PlayerDateOpponent4Q DistanceOT Distance
Matt Bryant, ATL 9/7/2014 vs. NO 51 52
Greg Zuerlein, STL 12/2/12 vs. SF 53 54
Matt Prater, DEN 12/11/2011 vs. Chi 59 51
Mike Vanderjagt, IND 11/24/2002 at Den 54 51


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