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Ryan named NFC Offensive Player of the Month


Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of November. Ryan led the Falcons to a 4-0 record in November, including wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4), the Baltimore Ravens (8-3) and the Green Bay Packers (7-4).

Ryan completed 106-of-153 pass attempts (69.3 percent) for 1,001 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Falcons did not commit a turnover in the entire month, marking a franchise record four-game stretch without a turnover. The third-year player also posted a passer rating of 102.3 during the month, including three consecutive games above the century mark. In his career, Ryan has led the Falcons to a 15-0 record when he records a passer rating of 100 or higher.

The third-year pro led Atlanta on game-winning drives in the final minute of play against both Baltimore and Green Bay. In his three seasons with the Falcons, Atlanta has posted three consecutive winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.

The 2008 Rookie of the Year, led the Falcons on a seven-play, 80-yard game-winning drive with just 65 seconds remaining in the Falcons 26-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football. Ryan hit WR Roddy White for a 33-yard touchdown with nine seconds left on the clock to give Atlanta its seventh win of the season.

Ryan tied a franchise record and posted a career-high 85.7 completion percentage in the Falcons Week 12 win over Green Bay. The former first-round pick completed 24 of 28 pass attempts, including 14 of 15 in the second half, and led the Falcons on a six-play, 20-yard drive to set up K Matt Bryant's 47-yard game-winning field goal. It was the 12th time that Ryan has led the Falcons on a game-winning drive in either the fourth quarter or overtime and the fifth time he's done so this season.

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