Robenson Therezie up, Matt Ryan down in Falcons' win

Freeman, Woodyard earn game balls (1:45)

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure nominates Devonta Freeman for his game ball, and Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky selects Wesley Woodyard for his game ball. (1:45)

NASHVILLE -- A quick look at Atlanta Falcons players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium:


Robenson Therezie: The undrafted rookie safety sealed the game by picking off Zach Mettenberger's pass at the Falcons' 33-yard line with 1:39 to play. Therezie, who replaced Ricardo Allen as the starter last week against New Orleans, made the most of his opportunity. He got the game ball for "finishing," as coach Dan Quinn always preaches.

Devonta Freeman: The second-year running back continued to shine with his third consecutive 100-yard game. Freeman had 116 yards on 25 carries and added another 14 yards on two catches. He's turned into quite a reliable threat.

Paul Worrilow: Like Therezie, Worrilow found a way to "finish" at the end of the first half when the middle linebacker intercepted a Mettenberger pass at the Falcons' 4-yard line and returned it 84 yards. The play kept the Titans out of the end zone, but unfortunately for Worrilow and the Falcons, O'Brien Schofield was whistled for a illegal blindside block after the turnover, taking the offense out of field goal range.


Matt Ryan: Although Ryan surpassed 30,000 career receiving yards in the first half, it was far from one of the quarterback's better days. He had a bad interception on what he admitted was a poor screen pass to Tevin Coleman. Ryan also was picked off in the end zone on a ball tipped from the hands of tight end Jacob Tamme. Ryan completed 22 of 38 passes for 251 yards and one touchdown, with the two interceptions and a passer rating of 64.7 -- just a bit higher than Mettenberger's 62.4 rating.

Matt Bryant: The usually reliable kicker missed a 47-yard field goal wide right. Remember, Bryant had two bounce off the post against the Washington Redskins in Week 5. He had a streak of 28 consecutive field goals made before the recent misses.

Vic Beasley: The rookie pass-rusher was the reason the Falcons were whistled for 12 men on the field during a Titans punt late in the fourth quarter. Beasley admitted he made a mistake by engaging in some trash talk with the Titans, which caused him to be late getting off the field. The penalty could have been costly had the Titans converted the fourth down after deciding to go for it.