3 Things the Atlanta Facons learned about Desmond Ridder in Tampa

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3. Ridder proves clutch despite mistakes

It was a tie game with just over 40 seconds left and two timeouts for the Atlanta Falcons. Desmond Ridder and the Atlanta offense easily should have been over twenty points and have a large lead with all the chance they had deep inside Tampa's territory.

Give the Bucs credit for taking advantage but the majority of Atlanta's mistakes were self-inflicted. Ridder proved yet again his ability to bounce back, however, on the final drive fitting the ball into a tight window to Kyle Pitts.

Pitts took off down the sideline and gave Atlanta the chance to kick what would be the game-winner. Pitts deserves a lot of credit for the run after the catch but for Ridder, it was yet another example of the quarterback picking himself up after a poor game.

The turnovers have to stop they simply aren't acceptable but watching Desmond each of the last three weeks the production and improvement are there. It is no longer a question of whether or not the Falcons quarterback can produce but whether can he produce and cut down on costly turnovers.