Desmond Ridder Week 2 Preview vs. the Packers
Desmond Ridder will be up against the 16th-ranked passing defense in the NFL when his Atlanta Falcons play the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.
Ridder completed 63.5% of his passes, throwing for 708 yards and two TDs, last year. His rushing numbers were 16 carries for 64 yards, averaging 16.0 yards per game.
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Ridder vs. the Packers
- Ridder vs the Packers (since 2021): No games
- Against Green Bay last year, two players recorded more than 300 passing yards in a game.
- Last season, the Packers allowed 14 QBs to throw at least one touchdown pass in a game.
- Through the air last season, Green Bay gave up two or more passing touchdowns to seven opposing QBs.
- Last season, the Packers allowed one player to throw for at least three TDs in a game.
- The Packers yielded 197 passing yards per game to be the NFL's sixth-ranked defense against the pass last season.
- The Packers' defense ranked 11th in NFL play last year by allowing 1.3 passing touchdowns per game.
Falcons Player Previews
Desmond Ridder Passing Props vs. the Packers
- Passing Yards: 185.5 (-115)
- Passing TDs: 1.5 (+185)
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Ridder Passing Insights
- Ridder went over his passing yards total twice in four games with a prop available last season.
- The Falcons, who ranked 15th in the NFL in points scored last season, attempted a pass 42.6% of the time while opting for the ground attack 57.4% of the time.
- Ridder threw for 708 yards on 115 attempts last year, averaging 6.2 yards per attempt.
- In one of four games last season, Ridder threw a touchdown pass. And he threw multiple TD passes in that game.
Desmond Ridder Rushing Props vs the Packers
- Rushing Yards: 11.5 (-118)
Ridder Rushing Insights
- Ridder exceeded the rushing yards prop bet total set for him once in three opportunities last year.
- Ridder did not find paydirt on the ground last year in four games.
Ridder's Last Season Performance
|Opponent||Date||Week||Passing Stats||Rushing Stats|
|at Saints||12/18/2022||Week 15||13-for-26 / 97 YDS / 0 TDs / 0 INTs||6 ATT / 38 YDS / 0 TDs|
|at Ravens||12/24/2022||Week 16||22-for-33 / 218 YDS / 0 TDs / 0 INTs||4 ATT / 8 YDS / 0 TDs|
|vs. Cardinals||1/1/2023||Week 17||19-for-26 / 169 YDS / 0 TDs / 0 INTs||4 ATT / 9 YDS / 0 TDs|
|vs. Buccaneers||1/8/2023||Week 18||19-for-30 / 224 YDS / 2 TDs / 0 INTs||2 ATT / 9 YDS / 0 TDs|
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