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Updated Nov 18, 2012 - 12:16 pm

John Skelton benched in second quarter vs. Falcons

Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The 49ers won 24-3. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

John Skelton's 2012-2013 season took yet another turn Sunday.

Midway through the second quarter of Arizona's game against the Falcons, the former fifth-round pick out of Fordham was replaced in favor of rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley.

Despite three first quarter interceptions by the Cardinals defense, Skelton began the game just 2-for-7 for six yards.

Skelton began the season as the team's starter before suffering a right ankle injury in the team's 20-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks. After Kevin Kolb sustained a rib injury in the fourth quarter of Arizona's Week 6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Skelton once again took over the starting duties.

In his last three starts, Skelton is 0-3.

Lindley, who was selected in the sixth round by the Cardinals in last April's draft, came into Sunday's game with no career pass attempts.

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