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ATLANTA – Submit this for understatement of the year: Stephen Hauschka is kicking with a lot of confidence right now. We’re talking like, Kanye West levels of confidence – even if the Buffalo Bills’ kicker would never admit to it. “I’m hitting the ball well, and just everything is coming together,” Hauschka said after hitting a pair of field goals in th…

Here are the results of the key matchups in the Bills' victory against the Falcons: Bills LBs vs. Atlanta RBs The collective speed of the Bills' linebacking corps was an area of concern entering the season. Did the Bills have fast enough linebackers to play Sean McDermott's defense? The Bills' linebackers survived one of the toughest tests they will face all season a…

Buffalo Bills Head coach Sean McDermott On describing the emotion in the locker room after the win: “I’m happy for the team. Those guys worked hard, the coaches worked hard, the players worked extremely hard. We have a group of hard workers. The coaches put together a good game plan across the board and they stayed with it. This is a tough place to play. They ar…

If national football pundits mostly ignored the Bills after two quiet early season home wins against the Jets and the Broncos, they aren’t doing so anymore now that Buffalo took down NFC champion Atlanta on the road. Exhibits A and B: High praise for Buffalo from two Super Bowl-winning former coaches following Sunday’s 23-17 win over the previously undefeated Falcon…

Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C+ It’s not at the level we have come to expect after the last two seasons, but the Bills ran the ball better than they have the last two weeks. LeSean McCoy went for 76 yards on 20 carries, while Mike Tolbert added 31 yards on eight rushes. The long run between the two of them was just 8 yards, though. The 19-play drive that spanned…

Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. ATLANTA – The "nobody believed in us" motivational tank was full of fuel for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Running back LeSean McCoy was sure to remind everyone of that, too. As the Bills' locker room opened to the media following their 23-17 upset victo…

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 fi…

Leslie Frazier coached aggressively. Jerry Hughes took advantage of a mismatch. Tre'Davious White played to the whistle. Those three factors created the big play of the game for the Buffalo Bills in their 23-17 upset of the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. White returned a third-quarter fumble 52 yards for a touchdown after Hughes knocked the ball out of Matt Ryan's hands on …

Nobody would dispute whether the Bills have had their share of breaks so far this season, but there comes a time in which their success can't be dismissed based on good fortune alone. Their defense has been terrific. The running game has reawakened. The whole thing is coming together. Dare anyone say Buffalo is for real? If their 3-1 record fails to convince critics …

The Buffalo Bills have turned out to be a pretty good team. Talk of tanking filled the airwaves, packed the blogs and was bandied about barrooms before the 2017 season began. Yet here is Buffalo at 3-1, an open-receiver-incompletion away from 4-0. The Bills upset the high-flying Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, in Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Falcons went to the Super Bowl l…

The Falcons entered Sunday's game ranked No. 13 in yards allowed to tight ends with 156 on 16 receptions and no touchdowns. Charles Clay was the Bills' leading receiver with 112 yards on five receptions. That included a 44-yarder on play-action with quarterback Tyrod Taylor rolling to his left and then cutting back to his right and throwing the ball somewhat off balance…

ATLANTA – We all saw this one coming, right? The Buffalo Bills pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the young NFL season on Sunday. Here are my 10 takeaways from the 23-17 victory. 1. The Bills have a legit defense. Better yet, make that LEGIT. While it’s true Buffalo caught a break when Falcons receivers Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu were declared lost for the ga…

ATLANTA – Six members of the Buffalo Bills elected to kneel for the playing of the national anthem Sunday. Cedric Thornton, Jerel Worthy, Shareece Wright, Kaelin Clay, Mike Tolbert and Taiwan Jones took a knee, while cornerback Leonard Johnson stood with them. Thornton, Wright, Clay, Tolbert and Jones were among the dozen members of the Bills who took a knee last w…

ATLANTA – The Buffalo Bills will be without starting defensive end Shaq Lawson on Sunday against the Falcons. Lawson, the team's first-round draft pick in 2016, suffered a groin injury during Thursday's practice. He was unable to practice Friday. Lawson sat on the Bills' bench as his teammates warmed up, joined by defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, who is a healthy…