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NFL: Atlanta 34, Buffalo 31 (OT)

TORONTO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant connected on a 36-yard field goal 3 minutes into overtime Sunday, capping a rally that carried Atlanta over Buffalo 34-31 in Toronto.

NFL: Miami 27, Atlanta 23

MIAMI, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Ryan Tannehill found Dion Sims on a 1-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds left Sunday, hoisting the Miami Dolphins over Atlanta 27-23.
NFL: Atlanta 30, Seattle 28

NFL: Atlanta 30, Seattle 28

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant made a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Sunday and Atlanta escaped with a 30-28 win over Seattle in an NFC divisional round playoff game.

NFL: Atlanta 23, New Orleans 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan directed Atlanta to an early 17-point lead Thursday and the Falcons ended the record streak of Drew Brees in downing New Orleans 23-13.

NFL: Atlanta 19, Dallas 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Michael Turner's 43-yard run late in the third quarter set up his own go-ahead, 3-yard TD run Sunday and Atlanta stayed undefeated with a 19-13 win over Dallas.

NFL: Atlanta 23, Oakland 20

ATLANTA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant's 55-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday boosted the undefeated Atlanta Falcons to a 23-20 victory over Oakland.

NFL: Atlanta 30, Carolina 28

ATLANTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant's 40-yard field goal in the closing seconds Sunday enabled Atlanta to remain undefeated, handing the Falcons a 30-28 decision over Carolina.

NFL: Atlanta 27, Denver 21

ATLANTA, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan tossed two touchdown passes and Atlanta's defense picked off Peyton Manning three times Monday in the Falcons' 27-21 win over Denver.

NFL: Atlanta 23, Miami 6

MIAMI, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan threw for 220 yards and a touchdown Friday while helping the Atlanta Falcons dominate Miami in a 23-6 exhibition victory.

NFL: Atlanta 31, Carolina 14

ATLANTA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan and Michael Turner keyed a fourth-quarter rally Sunday and Atlanta claimed three interceptions in defeating Carolina 31-17.

NFL: Atlanta 30, Seattle 28

SEATTLE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Turner scored two rushing touchdowns Sunday and the Atlanta Falcons held off a late Seattle charge to post a 30-28 win over the Seahawks.
Cutler is NFC offensive player of week

Cutler is NFC offensive player of week

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The NFL gave its NFC offensive player of the week honor to Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler Wednesday for his four-score day against Philadelphia.

NFL: Atlanta 20, Green Bay 17

ATLANTA, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant's 47-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining Sunday enabled the Atlanta Falcons to edge Green Bay 20-17.

NFL: Atlanta 16, San Francisco 14

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant kicked three field goals, including a 43-yarder with 2 seconds remaining Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 win over San Francisco.

NFL: Atlanta 27, New Orleans 24 (OT)

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Matt Bryant was true on a 46-yard field goal with two minutes left in overtime Sunday, sending the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-24 victory over New Orleans.
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SLP2002091524- ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- New York Giants' place kicker Matt Bryant (8) and holder Matt Allen watch a field goal go through the uprights in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams' at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Sept. 15, 2002. Bryant went four for four with field goals from 20, 32, 34 and 25 yards in the 26-21 win over St. Louis. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Steven Matt Bryant (born May 29, 1975 in Orange, Texas) is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played college football at Baylor.

Bryant has also been a member of the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Tuskers.

After playing football and baseball at Bridge City High School in Bridge City, Texas, Bryant would go on to attend Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas where he was a two time NJCAA All-American and a member of the 1994 national championship team. He then signed with Oregon State University, later transferring to Baylor University where he ranks seventh in all-time scoring list with 105 points (21 field goals and 42 extra points) also his 21 field goals place him fifth in Bears history and hit 42-42 extra points to set the school record with a 100 percent success rate. After graduating, he went undrafted and worked for several years at a pawn shop, and then as a personal trainer.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Matt Bryant."
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