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NFC November awards go to Matt Ryan, David Akers

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a nearly flawless November, with seven touchdown passes and no interceptions while leading Atlanta to a 4-0 record, so it’s no surprise that he’s been named the NFC offensive player of the month.

Ryan led the Falcons on game-winning drives in the final minute of wins over the Ravens and Packers, and he had three different games with passer ratings over 100. It’s Ryan’s first career player of the month award, and he’s the third quarterback in franchise history to win the award, joining David Archer and Chris Chandler. (You would have guessed Michael Vick and Steve Bartkowski, right?)

Joining Ryan in earning a November player of the month honor is Eagles kicker David Akers, who received the special teams award after leading the NFL with 13 field goals (out of 14 attempts) in the month. Akers also went 13-for-13 on extra points and had seven touchbacks.

The honor was Akers’ fourth player of the month award, tying him with Randall Cunningham and Donovan McNabb for the most in franchise history.

As we previously noted, Bears defensive end Julius Peppers received the defensive award.

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6 Responses to “NFC November awards go to Matt Ryan, David Akers”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 2, 2010 2:52 PM

    Matty Ice making himself known as an elite QB in the league. And I would’ve guessed the Chris Chandler thing just because he took the team to a 14-2 record, which meant there had to be some pretty good quarter back play going on

  2. mvpnis says: Dec 2, 2010 2:58 PM

    2 is the new 16.

  3. kevinfromphilly says: Dec 2, 2010 3:02 PM

    And Akers will proably win it again – if the league doesn’t make him wear pink shoes again.

  4. shaggytoodle says: Dec 2, 2010 3:12 PM

    Ryan and Rodgers will be talked about like, Manning and Brady in 5 years.

  5. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 2, 2010 4:04 PM

    Rodgers is already being talked about like that in some circles. Matt Ryan still has to do it for a while longer, but I agree, those two definitely look to be headed to that level.

  6. greenbaysucks says: Dec 2, 2010 6:37 PM

    as long as rodgers keeps doing that championship belt “wheres my title” crap every time he goes into the endzone, he’ll be nothing more than a bum.

    actually, keep doing it…every time he does they end up losing late. see games against the falcons and BEARS.

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