A wild and entertaining but familiar-feeling fourth quarter ended with a uncommon result: A Buffalo Bills road win.
Maybe those seeking evidence that something is different with this year's Bills can point to Sunday's game. Things actually went their way.
Three fourth-quarter field goals from Stephen Hauschka gave the Bills just enough breathing room to hold off a final drive from reigning MVP Matt Ryan and the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, who plodded down to the Bills' 10-yard line in the final minute but couldn't find the end zone without their two top wide receivers.
And this came after two controversial calls went in the Bills' favor: Tre'Davious White's fumble return for a touchdown and Micah Hyde's second interception – both of which, on other days, may have been ruled incomplete passes.
FG decisions: While there were interesting decisions to be made before each of the Bills' fourth-quarter field goals, the earliest was the most confusing. The Bills had the ball inside of the 1-yard line on fourth and goal and Sean McDermott left the offense on the field – not to try for a touchdown that would've extended their lead to two possessions, but to try to get the Falcons to jump offside. Even if successful, the Bills wouldn't have gotten a first down, just another foot closer to the goal line.
Hauschka later hit from 55 and 56 yards after McDermott punted from that spot in the first quarter.