Matt Bryant wins Player of the Week for his performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 16.
Bryant converted four of five field goal attempts including a pair of 50 yard kicks in Atlanta's Week 15 win over the Carolina Panthers. The first-time Pro Bowler broke his own franchise record for points in a single season, running his tally to a league leading 150 points. Bryant's 15 points on Saturday helped the NFL's highest scoring offense become just the 20th team to record 500 points in a season (502).
This is Bryant's first time winning the Player of the Week award this season – fourth time in his career. His four Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are the second most in franchise history (Morten Andersen, seven). He previously won the Player of the Month award for the month of October earlier this year. With this award, he has become the fifth player to win the Player of the Week Award this year – Devonta Freeman won in week 15; Vic Beasley Jr. won in week 14; Julio Jones won in week four; Matt Ryan won in week nine.
Two other players have won the Player of the Month award this season – Deion Jones (Rookie – September) and Matt Bryant (Special Teams - October).