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Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons: In a duel between top-tier quarterbacks, Ryan was the one who stole the show. He continuously kept his eyes down the field in the face of pressure and delivered strikes.
His receivers made some nice catches (well, most of them) and the play-calling was solid. The Denver Broncos were on their heels for a good chunk of the game, never catching on until late.
However, Ryan was the engine that drove this offensive machine. He tossed two touchdowns, including the 100th of his career.
Roddy White, WR, Falcons: White was determined to remind everyone that the Atlanta Falcons have another wideout besides Julio Jones. No one will forget it anytime soon.
Ryan's first love rekindled that old flame by grabbing eight receptions (many of them with a Bronco draped on him) for 102 yards and a score. His vintage performance was only overshadowed by his quarterback and the referees.
Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons: Speaking of reliving the past, Gonzalez kicked Father Time to the curb and continued his assault on the record books with a throwback performance.
He looked much as he did as a young man, pulling in seven catches for 70 yards with a touchdown. He even celebrated.
William Moore, S, Falcons: The Falcons defense came out pumped up and made Peyton Manning look like he was an aging quarterback coming off a series of neck injuries. Moore was a big part of that.
He recorded an early interception off the Broncos quarterback and delivered a touchdown-saving hit on Demaryius Thomas in the first half.
He even helped contain Denver's comeback bid by sacking Manning in the middle of the fourth quarter on a critical third-down play.