WATCH: Matt Ryan with amazing TD pass to Joshua Perkins

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been torching opposing defenses all year long, and he was at it again on Christmas Eve.

Early in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers, Ryan threw a perfect pass to tight end Joshua Perkins, who had two defenders draped over him on either side. Thanks to the pin-point accuracy of Ryan, however, Perkins was able to haul in his first touchdown pass of the year.

This touchdown put the Falcons up early by a touchdown, 7-0. It also marked just the second reception for Perkins all year long.

Atlanta marched down the field with ease on theirĀ first drive of the game, indicating it could be a long afternoon for Carolina’s defense.