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Falcons bench Marcus Mariota, will start rookie Desmond Ridder at QB vs. Saints after Week 14 bye, per report

1 month ago   |   By CBS Sports

The future is now in Atlanta
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Report: Falcons to Bench Mariota, Start Rookie Ridder

Report: Falcons to Bench Mariota, Start Rookie Ridder

1 month ago   |   By SI

Atlanta will take a look at the future after its bye. The Falcons are set to bench veteran quarterback Marcus Mariota and start rookie Desmond Ridder , NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The move comes after a 5-8 start to the season for Atlanta. The Falcons, who are 1.5 games back of the Buccaneers in the NFC South, have a bye this weekend. After the week off, Ridder is set to start at the Saints on Sunday, Dec. 18. Mariota struggled in last week's 19-16 loss to the Steelers, completing 13-of-24 passes for just 167 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He added 17 rushing...
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NFL Rumors: Desmond Ridder to Start for Falcons in Week 15; Marcus Mariota Benched

NFL Rumors: Desmond Ridder to Start for Falcons in Week 15; Marcus Mariota Benched

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly using their Week 14 bye to usher in a quarterback change. According to NFL Network's
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Report: Falcons will start Desmond Ridder after bye week

1 month ago   |   By NBC Sports

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said after last Sunday's loss that “everything is on the table” when asked about the possibility of making a quarterback change when the team returns from their bye in Week 15 and it appears he has decided to make a switch. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Falcons
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