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Nick Veronica's quarterly analysis: Are these Bills different?

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.

First quarter analysis: No score as Bills punt in Falcons' territory

Second quarter analysis: Julio Jones injures hip, but Falcons still grab lead

Third quarter analysis: Disputed call has Bills thinking upset of Falcons

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