Matt Bryant is Perfect.
Atlanta fans take this for granted, because he has been that good. When it matters, and Bryant’s number is called, he delivers. Coaches, teammates, and fans expect as much. He will have to kick short and long field goals, and make everything he sees.
Atlanta has to score just about every time they get the ball, and that will include FGs. In fact, other than Matt Ryan and Atlanta’s interior defensive front, there will be no player on the roster with more pressure to be perfect than Matt Bryant.
The 5-9, 201 pound, 41 year old veteran was 34 of 37 on FG attempts with a long of 59 yards this season. Bryant went 56 of 57 on extra point attempts. The ageless wonder that is Matt Bryant will be called upon in this game to bail out the Offense, if they falter and fall.
If Matt Bryant is missing field goals in this game, most of Atlanta will start turning their TVs off, because they know what kind of game it will be. The Atlanta Falcons have to score on just about every possession. Matt Bryant needs to have a perfect day.