Desmond Ridder Week 3 Preview vs. the Lions
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder has a good matchup in Week 3 (Sunday at 1:00 PM ET), up against the Detroit Lions. The Lions are allowing the seventh-most passing yards in the NFL, 268.5 per game.
Ridder leads Atlanta with 352 passing yards, or 176.0 per game. Ridder has thrown for two touchdowns with one interception this season. Ridder has also contributed in the ground game with 38 rushing yards (19.0 per game) on 11 attempts, including one touchdown.
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Ridder vs. the Lions
- Ridder vs the Lions (since 2021): No games
- One opposing player has posted 300 or more passing yards in an outing against Detroit this year.
- Two players have tossed one or more TDs in a game against the Lions this season.
- Two opposing quarterbacks have thrown for two or more TDs in a game against Detroit in 2023.
- No opposing QB has thrown for three or more touchdowns in an outing against the Lions this season.
- Ridder will square off against the NFL's 26th-ranked pass defense this week. The Lions give up 268.5 passing yards per game.
- The Lions' defense ranks 25th in the NFL by allowing two passing touchdowns per game to opposing offenses (four total passing TDs).
Falcons Player Previews
Desmond Ridder Passing Props vs. the Lions
- Passing Yards: 190.5 (-115)
- Passing TDs: 0.5 (-278)
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Ridder Passing Insights
- Ridder has gone over his passing yards prop total once this year.
- The Falcons pass on 41.3% of their plays and run on 58.7%. They are 14th in NFL play in points scored.
- Ridder's 7.0 yards per attempt rank 14th in the NFL.
- Ridder has thrown for a touchdown in all two games this year, but has zero games with multiple passing TDs.
- He has 60.0% of his team's five offensive touchdowns this season (three).
- Ridder has attempted eight passes in the red zone (36.4% of his team's red zone plays).
Desmond Ridder Rushing Props vs the Lions
- Rushing Yards: 16.5 (-110)
Ridder Rushing Insights
- Ridder has out-gained the rushing yards prop bet total set for him one time in two opportunities this season.
- Ridder has rushed for a touchdown once this season in two games played.
- He has two carries in the red zone (14.3% of his team's 14 red zone rushes).
Ridder's Recent Performance
|Opponent||Date||Week||Passing Stats||Rushing Stats|
|vs. Packers||9/17/2023||Week 2||19-for-32 / 237 YDS / 1 TD / 1 INT||10 ATT / 39 YDS / 1 TD|
|vs. Panthers||9/10/2023||Week 1||15-for-18 / 115 YDS / 1 TD / 0 INTs||1 ATT / -1 YDS / 0 TDs|
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