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By: Deen Worley
After scoring the first three points of the game, the Falcons didn’t reclaim the lead over the Packers until Younghoe Koo’s fourth-quarter field goal sealed the team’s 12-point comeback win.
Atlanta trailed most of the game due to a slow start from the passing game. Heading into the fourth quarter, quarterback Desmond Ridder had thrown for 118 total yards on 13 completions.
Ridder’s six completions in the fourth quarter, highlighted by a 45-yard strike to Mack Hollins, accounted for more than half of his total passing yards.
He finished the game with 237 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception. Check out Ridder’s Week 2 passing chart below, via NFL Next Gen Stats:
Once again, the second-year quarterback relied heavily on short throws to do most of his damage. Of his 32 passes attempts, only nine were beyond 10 yards, and only four of those were completed.
Ridder is clearly still getting comfortable with those medium and deep throws, but he more than doubled his total passing yards from Week 1.
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Originally posted on Falcons Wire