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Matt Ryan named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

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That’s another franchise record for #2.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons got three games in during the month of September, and they lead the league in almost every offensive category. It’s little surprise, then, that Matt Ryan was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.

For the young season, Ryan is completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 970 yards, 7 touchdowns, and just one interception, adding 33 yards on eight scrambles thus far. He’s on pace to break every one of his personal records, and the designation marks the first time a Falcon has been named the Offensive Player of the Month three times in his career. It has been, in other words, one of the finest stretches of Ryan’s career.

Whether he can continue to play at such a high level against the likes of the Panthers, Broncos, and Seahawks is very much an open question, but Ryan undeniably looks more comfortable in the offense this year, and his supporting cast has improved considerably. The train wreck 2015 season is, at least, firmly in the rear view mirror.

Congratulations to Ryan for the honor, and may he end this season as the MVP, while we’re wishing.