September 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Falcons’ Matt Ryan named NFC Offensive Player of September


After being the most productive and prolific quarterback in the NFL through the first four weeks of 2012, Matt Ryan has been recognized as the NFC’s offensive player of the month for the month of September.

Ryan has completed 102 of 147 passes (a 69.4 completion percentage), 11 touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown, 1,162 yards and only 2 interceptions. That’s good for a passer rating of 112.1. Those are outstanding statistics, nearly all of them top two in the NFL, but not the only measuring tool to describe Ryan’s performance.

Ryan has also led the Falcons to a come from behind win against the Carolina Panthers on the way to a 4-0 record to open the season.

This is the third time in Matt Ryan’s career that he has won the award. In addition to September 2012, he also claimed the award in October 2008 (his rookie season) as well as November 2010.

Congratulations to Matt, the receivers, the offensive line, and all of the offensive coaches for helping to make this happen. Matt would be the first person to acknowledge he didn’t do this all on his own. Here’s to continued success this season, and hopefully more offensive player of the month awards in 2012.

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