Bryant Wins NFC Special Teams Player of Month

Kicker Matt Bryant is the Atlanta Falcons' all-time leading scorer.

The National Football League today announced that kicker Matt Bryant has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November.

Bryant led the NFL in field goals and field goal percentage, connecting on all 14 of his field goal attempts in the month of November. He was a perfect six-for-six on kicks of 40 yards-or-longer, and hit a long kick of 53 yards. Bryant lifted the Falcons to a key division win over the Carolina Panthers with a 44-yard game winner in Week 11. He tallied 49 points to help lead Atlanta to a 4-1 record in the month. Bryant hit four-or-more field goals three times in November. He has split the uprights four-or-more times in game 11 times, including six times as a Falcon and has led his team to a 10-1 record when he accomplishes that feat.

In the Falcons Week 10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bryant made all four of his field goal attempts, splitting the uprights from 44, 43, 37, and 33 yards. He hit four field goals in consecutive games by converting field goals from 26, 34, 42, and 44 yards, including a the eventual game winner, at Carolina in Week 11. Bryant gave the Falcons a one-point lead inside the final minute of Atlanta's Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns with a 53-yard field goal and split the uprights for a career-high five times in a 13 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

During the Month, he became the second player in franchise history reach 600 points, joining K Morten Andersen (806) in Falcons annals. Bryant ranks second on the Falcons all-time scoring list with 636 points.

The 13-year pro from Baylor has made 34 consecutive field goals inside of 50 yards dating back to 2013. He has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month twice during his career. This is his first honor since joining the Falcons in 2009.

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