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Falcons vs Buccaneers: Vote for the offensive player of the game

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A big second half created several strong candidates.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

After a dismal first half, the Falcons offense came alive in the second half en route to a victory against Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a meaningless game, the offense was able to play some inspired ball in the second half, lending hope that this will be a good - and possibly great - unit again in 2019. Here are your candidates for offensive player of the game.

Matt Ryan

After looking a little shaky early on, Ryan settled in and played a fantastic second half of football, his awful interception not withstanding. He finished 31/44 for 378 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 receiving TD (!!!) and the one interception. When all is said and done, his 2018 numbers will be very comparable to his MVP 2016 season.

Julio Jones

Playing injured has never stopped Julio from dominating. With 9 receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown, Julio showed us that if he’s on the field, he’s going to deliver. He’s a special player who has shown no signs of slowing down.

Mohamed Sanu

With 7 receptions for 90 yards, Sanu didn’t light up the scoreboard, but his success in picking up yards after the catch and his touchdown toss to Matt Ryan makes him a worthy candidate this week.

Austin Hooper

After 3 years, Hooper has developed nicely into a quality starting tight end. His 5 receptions for 67 yards helped move the sticks and his ability to get open and pick up additional yards made a big difference in this game.

Poll

Falcons vs Bucs: Offensive player of the game

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  • 48%
    Matt Ryan
    (64 votes)
  • 26%
    Julio Jones
    (35 votes)
  • 21%
    Mohamed Sanu
    (29 votes)
  • 3%
    Austin Hooper
    (4 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now