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Buffalo Bills take the lead on a very bad call against the Atlanta Falcons

What the what!?

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Atlanta Falcons were screwed. I think we can all agree on that. The Buffalo Bills were able to capitalize and take the lead in the third quarter.

Early in the third quarter, the Falcons had the ball in their own territory. On a dropback, Jerry Hughes hits Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s arm and the ball is jarred loose. Ryan appears to re-grasp the ball and throw it forward. When it hits the ground, it would appear to be an incomplete pass.

Tre’Davious White scoops up the ball and runs it into the end zone, with the entire stadium silent. Most assumed it would come back. Upon further review it did not.

According to the CBS broadcast, the review did not show conclusively that Ryan re-gained possession before his arm moved forward. That is why the play was not overturned.

For White, it’s his first score in the NFL and it’s another sack for Hughes. With as many calls as we’ve seen go against the Bills over the years, we’ll take it.