Quarterback Matt Ryan has been named the NFL's Air Player of the Week for his performance the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta's 37-34 overtime victory.
Ryan had a career day against New Orleans, becoming the Falcons all-time leader in touchdown passes (156) while also setting the franchise record for total passing yards in a single game with 448. He completed 31 of 43 passes (72.1 percent) for 448 yards with three touchdowns and a 128.8 passer rating. Ryan has led the Falcons to a 35-2 record when he posts a passer rating of 100-or-higher and a 19-1 mark when throwing three-or-more touchdowns. His 448 passing yards were the second most by any quarterback on kickoff weekend without throwing an interception in NFL history.
This is the fifth time that Ryan has earned NFL's Air Player of the Week honors. He has now won the award in each of the last five seasons, also taking home the honors in Week 7 of the 2010 season, Week 14 of the 2011 season, Week 15 of the 2012 season, and Week 7 of the 2013 season.