Ryan threw for 320 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Atlanta's 31-23 win at Carolina to earn the offensive award for the second time in his career. He led Atlanta to 24 unanswered points in the second half as the Falcons overcame a 16-point halftime deficit.
Pierre-Paul was selected for defensive honors for the first time after a banner night against Dallas. He had eight tackles, two sacks, a safety and a forced fumble before preserving New York's 37-34 win with a blocked field goal in the final seconds.
Baldwin claimed the special teams award in Seattle's 30-13 win over St. Louis on Monday night. He blocked a punt, downed another at the six-yard line and returned a kickoff for 37 yards. In addition, he also had seven catches for 93 yards with a touchdown.
Others considered for the offensive award included Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who had seven catches for 149 yards with a touchdown in a 21-19 win over San Francisco; Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for 400 yards with a pair of touchdowns against the Cowboys; and New Orleans receiver Marques Colston, who hauled in seven passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-17 win at Tennessee.
Defensive consideration went to Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril, who had eight tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a 34-28 win over Minnesota, and Philadelphia defensive ends Jason Babin and Trent Cole, who each notched three sacks in a 26-10 win at Miami.
Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby was nominated for the special teams award after kicking four field goals in a 46-16 rout of Oakland.