The Falcons signed Bryant in December of 2009 to replace veteran Jason Elam. Eight years later, he broke Morten Andersen’s all-time franchise scoring record of 806 points in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers last season. Bryant is now 18th on the all-time NFL scoring chart with 1,595 points accounted for.
Falcons fans have become accustomed to Bryant having ice in his veins late in games. Bryant has 15 game-winning field goals in the fourth quarter or overtime since he arrived in Atlanta nine years ago.
“It’s kinda funny my 1,000-point worked out this way,” Bryant said.
Bryant said in a modest tone, when he realized he reached the 1,000-point threshold during the game, no nostalgic emotions ran through his mind. However, after the game, he enjoyed reflecting on his nine years spent in Atlanta. Bryant said the one kick that stands out to him was his 49-yard game-winner against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 Divisional Round.
“As a franchise at that point in time, that was the next step that we needed to take. So, to make that kick at the end to help us get to the (NFC) Championship, I think that is the one that standouts the most,” Bryant said.