A questionable call that went the Bills' way gave them a 14-10 lead over the unbeaten Falcons through three quarters, with the team knocking on the door for more.
Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White scored his first career touchdown with 10:55 left in the third, returning a disputed Matt Ryan fumble 52 yards for an easy score.
Was it a fumble or an incompletion? Jerry Hughes hit Ryan as he threw, but the quarterback's hand appeared to still propel the ball forward while it was in his possession. Yet the play was allowed to continue and was held up on review.
— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) October 1, 2017
White's touchdown was the only scoring play of the third quarter while the Bills got turnovers on both of the Falcons' possessions. Micah Hyde intercepted a deep pass from Matt Ryan later in the quarter that was intended for Taylor Gabriel. White became the first Bills rookie to score a defensive touchdown since Nickell Robey-Coleman did so in 2013.
Falcons lose weapons: Big injury news for the Bills was that Atlanta's top two receivers, Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, weren't able to return after halftime. Jones suffered a hip injury in the second quarter while Sanu picked up a hamstring injury. The Bills held the duo to four catches for 33 yards in the first half.
Jones checks in: After a drop in the first half, rookie Zay Jones snagged an 18-yard reception in the third quarter.