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Bills embarrassed in Atlanta, fall 31-3

If Perry Fewell harbored faint hope that his interim head coaching status might become more permanent after this season, his team's effort on Sunday may have put at end to those wishes.

The Buffalo Bills were thoroughly embarrassed on Sunday, dropping a hideous 31-3 road decision to the Atlanta Falcons. The loss came in typical Bills fashion, as the Falcons ran for 157 yards, Matt Ryan threw three touchdowns - two to Roddy White - and the Bills' offense turned the ball over three times, one of which was returned for a touchdown by rookie defensive end Lawrence Sidbury.

You want positives? Marcus Stroud blocked a Falcons field goal attempt, and Aaron Schobel - a man reportedly considering retirement - sacked Ryan three times, giving him 10 on the year. It's the fourth time he's recorded 10 or more sacks in his nine-year career.

Brian Brohm got the start at quarterback; playing in his first regular season NFL game and operating a highly watered-down offensive game plan, Brohm completed 17 of 29 passes for 146 yards. He was sacked twice, threw two interceptions, and sported a quarterback rating of 43.2.

Terrell Owens caught four passes for 39 yards. His second grab of the game put him at 1,000 for his illustrious career.

Buffalo drops to 5-10 on the season and are now 2-4 under the direction of Fewell. Buffalo closes out its season next weekend with a home date against the as-of-yet-unbeaten Indianapolis Colts.