Bills stun Falcons with 23-17 win

Bills improve to 3-1 with road win
Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 01, 2017

No it's not a dream Buffalo Bills fans.

The Bills are 3-1 on the season and have retaken sole possession of the AFC East through four weeks of play. They've gone 15 consecutive quarters without a turnover and have beaten undefeated opponents (with a record of at least 2-0) in consecutive weeks for the first time in franchise history.

After a win over Denver last weekend, the Bills stunned the Atlanta Falcons on the road Sunday afternoon with a 23-17 win, handing the Falcons their first loss on the season and their first loss inside the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After a three point deficit at the half, the Bills retook the lead in the 3rd quarter and extended their lead with a few long field goals by kicker Stephen Hauschka. 

The Falcons threatened with two minutes to go but the Bills defense made a few huge stops including a final stop on 4th & 1 to force a turnover on downs and seal the win.

Micah Hyde had two interceptions on the day while Tre'Davious White had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. The defense recorded more than 60 tackles and one sack (Jerry Hughes) in another dominating performance.

On offense, Tyrod Taylor completed 12 of 20 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown. That touchdown pass was to Jordan Matthews for his first score as a Buffalo Bill.

Running back LeSean McCoy was once again held to less than 100 rushing yards. He finished with 76 yards on 20 carries.

The Bills are now 3-1 on the season and are off to their best start since 2011. They will travel to Cincinnati next Sunday.