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Buffalo Bills 7, Atlanta Falcons 10: Second half open thread

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The Bills are hanging in with Atlanta through two.

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Through two quarters at Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Buffalo Bills are sticking close with the Atlanta Falcons, behind 10-7. The Bills scored on a crossing route touchdown to Jordan Matthews, the first touchdown of the year for the Bills receiver. Prior to that drive, Matt Bryant kicked a field goal when a Falcons drive petered out in the red zone. The Falcons drove down to the goalline at the end of the second half, where they scored a one yard Devonta Freeman rushing touchdown with 18 seconds remaining in the half.

The Bills offense has found room to work against Atlanta’s defense. Charles Clay already has 4 catches for 78 yards, including a 44 yarder to set up Matthews’ touchdown catch. LeSean McCoy has 8 runs for 31 yards; not great numbers, but much better than the past two weeks.

The Atlanta running backs have broken a few intermediate runs, with a 29 yard run by Tevin Coleman being the biggest gain on the day. Buffalo’s defense has played stingy on their side of the field, but Devonta Freeman found wiggle room at the one yard line for a rushing touchdown.

Falcons receiver Julio Jones headed to the locker room in the first half with an injury. Bills linebacker Ramon Humber went to the locker room with a thumb injury, and returned with a cast on his hand. Matt Milano covered in his absence.

The Bills get the ball to start the second half, hoping to take back the lead. Talking about the game? Add your comments below!