Falcons' Ryan named NFL season MVP (AFP)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player, 24 hours before he attempts to crown a superb season with Super Bowl glory. The 31-year-old scooped the award after collecting 25 of the votes polled, while his opposite number in Sunday’s showpiece, the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, finished with 10 votes. Ryan’s award came after a dazzling season at the heart of Atlanta’s free-scoring offense that saw the quarterback finish with 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
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