Pitoniak: Complexion of Bills season changes dramatically with upset of Falcons

Julio Jones' impact on every game can not be understated, and the struggle of their top two receivers allowed the Bills' cornerbacks to cover receivers for longer; which let the pass rush get to the quarterback quicker. "It's tough to overcome", Ryan said. On defense, Leslie Frazier has turned the Bills into a smart, fundamentally sound group that doesn't wilt in the big moments, and makes big plays when they are there to be made. "Where we can get our hands tighter and get a better punch". But the fact that the Bills won by holding the Falcons to a modest 17 points was even more surprising.

"We don't feel like we have a lot to lose out there".

He was Carolina's defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2016 and directed the defense that helped the Panthers go 15-1 in 2015 and play in Super Bowl 50. He had three interceptions in a 30-26 win at Detroit last week, including a pick-six, which led to 10 points for the Lions.

In any case, there are a number of conclusions, albeit early, to be drawn from beating a team that was one of the NFL's two undefeated clubs coming in.

-PASS DEFENSE: A-minus - The Bills continue to excel against the pass, and this time it came against a top-notch quarterback in Matt Ryan. Buffalo's 19-play drive, which lasted 11 minutes and 20 seconds, ended with a 24-yard field goal by Hauschka for a 17-10 lead. The talented Falcons wideout was already on the injury report this week due to an issue with his back.

The Falcons, along with owner Arthur Blank, met with an expert on the matter, Andrew Mac Intosh, national director, of leadership and education programs for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) on Monday before the players left for their bye week. Later, a pass intended for Nick Williams was tipped and picked off. And Williams took responsibility, although the throw wasn't flawless. I do, to give ourselves a better chance to win games. McCoy stressed that his locker room chiding was all in fun and praised the Falcons for having a good team. "That's the qualities we are looking for in our football players". [Ryan] throws a good ball. "A long way to come get it - but it was worth it".

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Quinn felt the meeting went well.

"The success he's had is not a mistake, it's not happenstance", McDermott said of his first first-round pick as an National Football League head coach.

"I do know this, that's a part of our game we can get corrected". It is disappointing to have that happen two weeks in a row.

Follow along as we bring you live updates and analysis from the game from kickoff through the final whistle in the comments section below.

So far this season, Ryan has not looked like the MVP from last season. There are also indicators that they're a playoff contender.


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