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Falcons' Smith faces QB decision after another 7-10 finish

Jan. 09, 2023 14:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith saw a glimpse of the Atlanta Falcons' future, with an offense featuring rookies Desmond Ridder, Tyler Allgeier and Drake London. That vision gave Smith, the Falcons' second-year coach, confidence that this year's 7-10 finish provides far more hope than...

Cardinals' Blough, Falcons rookie Ridder in QB spotlight

Dec. 30, 2022 20:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The quarterback carousel continues for the Arizona Cardinals, who now turn to David Blough as their fourth option of the season. While for the Atlanta Falcons, 23-year-old Desmond Ridder is trying to show he deserves to be considered the long-term starter. ...

Cards turn to David Blough at QB against Ridder, Falcons

Dec. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EST

ARIZONA (4-11) at ATLANTA (5-10) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Falcons by 3. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Cardinals 7-8; Falcons 8-7 SERIES RECORD: Cardinals lead 17-15. LAST MEETING: Cardinals beat Falcons...

Falcons' collapse not surprising but still painful for Smith

Dec. 26, 2022 17:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — From 4-4 to 5-10, the Atlanta Falcons have collapsed in the second half of a season that was seen as a rebuilding year from the start. Even so, that doesn’t take away the sting of losing for coach Arthur Smith, who is 12-20 in nearly two years on the job. ...

Falcons will try again for first road victory over Ravens

Dec. 22, 2022 23:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (5-9) at BALTIMORE (9-5) Saturday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Ravens by 7 1/2. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Falcons 8-6; Ravens 6-8. SERIES RECORD: Ravens lead 4-2. LAST MEETING: Ravens beat Falcons 26-16 on...

Ravens, Falcons may need to run -- even more than usual

Dec. 22, 2022 23:20 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson is out for a third straight game, and Marcus Mariota is on injured reserve. Now the Ravens and Falcons — both ranked near the top of the NFL in rushing — are facing off on what is expected to be a cold, windy day in Baltimore. ...

Falcons QB Ridder delivers mixed results in debut as starter

Dec. 19, 2022 17:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — There was more to be learned from rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder’s debut than his poor passing production, another Atlanta Falcons loss and continued scoring woes. The 21-18 defeat at New Orleans on Sunday marked the start of a four-game audition for Ridder,...

Falcons QB Ridder gives himself a poor grade on NFL debut

Dec. 18, 2022 19:38 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder graded his performance as if he were still in college. Fitting, perhaps, after his lack of professional experience showed in his NFL debut. “A C-minus or a D,” Ridder said after a 21-18 loss to...

Falcons-Saints rivalry renewed without season-opening QBs

Dec. 15, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The starting quarterbacks for the 107th regular season edition of the Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints rivalry will be 35-year-old Andy Dalton and untested rookie Desmond Ridder. It's not what either team envisioned when the 2022 schedule came out. ...

Falcons' Ridder has 4-game audition at QB with Mariota on IR

Dec. 14, 2022 17:39 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will have more on the line than retaining hope in the weak NFC South race as rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder makes his debut as the starter on Sunday at New Orleans. That game is the start of a four-week audition for Ridder that...