Hauschka's 2 late FGs lift Bills past Falcons, 23-17
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 03, 2017,
Oct 03, 2017, 22:20
Bills: S Colt Anderson left in the first quarter with an arm injury and was ruled out.
The Falcons go into their Week 5 Five bye with a 3-1 record, which is something they can definitely hang their hats on.
The Bills win was obviously huge because they beat the defending NFC champions.
Clay got cooking early in the game against the Atlanta Falcons.
He looked uncharacteristically sluggish in Sunday's 23-17 loss to Buffalo, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. That promising beginning devolved into a 7-9 season as Buffalo missed the playoffs a ninth consecutive year. Four games into the season and already it seems he's headed for a breakout campaign.
McCoy has rushed 48 times for 140 yards and has caught 18 passes for 131 yards. That may be a more familiar sight moving forward with the injury at wide receiver. Sunday, Newton, who couldn't do squat against the Bills, threw three touchdown passes and ran for another in a 33-30 victory at Gillette Stadium, a place where the Patriots have won 82 percent of their games. He finished the day with 112-yards receiving. Since getting drafted sixth overall in 2011, he leads the National Football League with an average of 96 yards receiving in 82 career games. He's a legitimate deep threat, but is also very skilled with the ball. Poyer's play pops up in the most critical moments as he has batted down possible touchdowns and downed quarterbacks to create momentum. If Jones or Sanu continue to miss time, Gabriel becomes a must-have fantasy player off the waiver wire. Wide receiver Julio Jones has been limited in practice because of a back injury but hopes to be fully effective by Sunday. But as the first half wore on, Jones appeared to be favoring his right hip. Buffalo released the player on Monday, when Powell was eligible to return after serving a four-game NFL suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Atlanta was playing amid adversity with numerous injuries.
Credit Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian for making the requisite adjustments. If Jones and Sanu are sidelined for any extended period of time, the formula of using the running-back combo of Freeman and Tevin Coleman has to be in play once again.
Atlanta has won the past four games in the series, including a 34-31 squeaker in the most recent matchup against the Bills on December 1, 2013.
With Buffalo up 14-10 and 12 minutes to play, it faced 4th-and-goal at the Falcons 1-yard line. That changed with Matt Ryan and the mighty Falcons on the other side of the ball, but the Bills defense remained the best unit on the field. "Over the past three weeks, we have practiced a number of situations". He called Trump out for being a jerk, as stated on Pro Football Talk.