Also worth noting, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones did not play in that matchup because of a fracture to his foot that occured earlier that season. Mohamed Sanu left with a hamstring injury. The Bills stopped Atlanta when Hyde intercepted a pass off the hands of receiver Nick Williams. The two connected on two passes more than 30 yards down the field, including a 44-year pass which setup a touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews one play later.
No, Ryan didn't have his best game. While it would be nice for the Falcons to stay undefeated heading into their bye-week, a win for the Bills would surely send shock waves through the National Football League and AFC East.
The Falcons (3-0) should be a good test for Buffalo's surprising defense. His dual-threat ability made for a hard game plan for Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel. Right tackle Ryan Schraeder is still in concussion protocol and will be replaced once again Ty Sambrailo. And the Falcons were without their best leader with starting free safety Ricardo Allen also sidelined by a concussion. Buffalo's defense scored for the first time this season as Jerry Hughes forced a Matt Ryan fumble which was picked up by rooke Tre'Davious White and brought into the end zone.
This coming week's bye gives the Falcons a chance to rest and recover. The Falcons held the back in check most of the game with his longest rush going for just 8 yards. That has been the run in the last two games, as the Falcons have averaged 146 rushing yards with the combination of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.
The Bills' social media account got into the act, as well, poking some fun at ESPN's staff picks.