Found January 15, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The Atlanta Falcons got the monkey off their backs on Sunday by winning their first playoff game since 2004, and kicker Matt Bryant deserves much of the credit. Bryant connected on all three of his field goal attempts against the Seattle Seahawks, including a game-winning 49-yarder as time expired.
Bryant was clutch all throughout the regular season, converting 33-of-38 field goals and helping the Falcons earn the top overall seed in the NFC playoffs. But the game-winner against Seattle was arguably the most important kick of his career, which is why Bryant says he had to channel his inner “Happy Gilmore” as he lined the kick up.
“I’ve tried to approach every kick the same way — the nerves, the emotion and everything else, it’s definitely there leading up to the game,” Bryant told WCNN in Atlanta on Monday. “For kickers, I think you have to be able to manage the situation, and once you step out across those white lines it’s kind of like a twilight zone and you go to a different plac...
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When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.
He barely pays attention to the game. He doesn't hear the crowd.
A sense of calmness sweeps over him. For some reason, the towel acts ''like a force field.''
His methods work. No kicker has been more clutch...
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant was a guest on WCNN in Atlanta (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) with the Rude Awakening and he was asked about the pressure of kicking a game-winning field goal the way he did this past Sunday.
“I’ve tried to approach every kick the same way — the nerves, the emotion and everything else, it’s definitely there leading up to the game. For...
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has been great all season. He recently shared his secret for making big kicks with a radio show.
After blowing a twenty-point lead with less than thirty seconds remaining, the Atlanta Falcons trailed by one point against the Seattle Seahawks.
The game looked to be over until quarterback Matt Ryan got the Falcons in field goal range to win the game with less than ten seconds to play.
Check out kicker Matt Bryant who drained the 49-yard game winner to advance to the NFC...
Here are some Falcons-centric grades from the club's thrilling 30-28 win over the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff:
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson may have set a single-game franchise playoff record for passing yards (385) -- while running for 60 yards and score -- but history will fondly remember Matt Ryan (250 yards passing, three TDs) for...
Young fan meltdowns are all the rage, and this one is pretty epic. The Seattle Seahawks had just completed an epic comeback to take a one point lead over the Falcons in their NFC Divisional match-up when Matt Ryan turned the tables on two big time throws to set-up Matt Bryant’s game-winning field goal from 49-yards. Let the heartbreak begin Cheer-up, kid. You still got the Mariners.
Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.
The Falcons (14-3) appeared ready to allow the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL playoff history when Marshawn Lynch scored...
After a predictably slow start to the game, Seattle came within seconds of upsetting the Falcons at home. Trailing by 20 points going into the final quarter, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to an amazing comeback, taking the lead with only 31 seconds remaining to silence a rowdy Atlanta crowd at the Georgia Dome.As most Atlanta fans know though, you should never count Matty Ice out...
The Atlanta Falcons have done something they haven’t
done since the 2004 season, win a playoff game. The Falcons, led by quarterback
Matt Ryan and kicker Matt Bryant, clung on to the slipping grasp of victory to
get the win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional round of playoffs.
Matt Ryan threw for 250 yards, completed 24 of 35
passes, and had three touchdowns on...
At 27-7 in the third quarter, it looked as if the Seahawks were dead in the water. Fast forward to 31 seconds left in the game and 21 Seattle points later, and we saw an entirely different scene. The Falcons trailed 28-27 and were starring another playoff collapse square in the face.
The Falcons responded by quickly passing the ball into field goal range. Matt Bryant nailed a...
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - It took a 49-yard field goal from Matt Bryant with less than 10 seconds remaining, but Matt Ryan finally got the proverbial playoff monkey off his back.The fifth-year Falcons quarterback threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns en route to his first playoff victory, as Atlanta fought off a second-half surge from the Seattle Seahawks to earn a 30-28...
ATLANTA -- An epic meltdown was avoided, and a remarkable comeback was thwarted. The end result: The Atlanta Falcons are one win away from the Super Bowl. Matt Bryant nailed a 49-yard field goal with 13 seconds to play, lifting the Falcons to a heart-stopping 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons ended a three-game postseason losing streak...