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

Falcons star receiver Julio Jones wasn't able to finish the second quarter due to a hip injury, but his absence didn't stop them from taking the lead just before halftime.

Devonta Freeman plunged in from 1 yard out to finish a three-minute, 78-yard drive with 18 seconds left in the quarter, erasing a 7-3 Bills lead.

Tyrod Taylor hit Jordan Matthews for a 9-yard touchdown earlier in the quarter – his only completion to a wide receiver of the half. Tight end Charles Clay had the big gain on the eight-play, 77-yard drive, connecting with Taylor for a 44-yard gain off of a broken play.

Jones had three impressive catches for 30 yards before exiting. He was questionable to return.

Zay drops another one: Taylor threw Zay Jones a catchable pass on third and 7 before the Falcons' touchdown drive, but Jones couldn't hold onto the ball as he went to the ground. He entered the game with three catches on 12 targets this season; Taylor threw him four passes in the first half but they didn't connect on any.

Challenge lost: Sean McDermott challenged a catch by Tevin Coleman that happened right in front of McDermott's eyes. The Bills coach waved incomplete on the sideline, but officials upheld the call on the field.

Franchise record: This marked the Bills' 13th consecutive quarter without a turnover, breaking a record from 2015.

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

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