Quarterback Jared Goff went 19-of-28 with 210 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
"Hope it's up to your standards," Goff said to Fitzpatrick about his second prime-time win of the season.
Goff then said, laughing, "I didn't know I was a poor man's anything."
The call out had the rest of the Thursday Night Football crew laughing as well.
The 28-year-old did not appear to take the comment too personally, but did make it a point to mention it. So far this season, Goff has a 69.5 completion percentage, 1,029 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.
In his career, he has a 64.4 completion percentage, 28,883 yards, 161 touchdowns and 73 interceptions.
Ryan, a former league MVP who took the Falcons to a Super Bowl, did have a pretty great career, so being a "poor man's Matt Ryan" is not the worst thing to be. "Matt Ryan's a hell of a player," Goff said of Ryan.