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3-1 start has reporters asking, Are the Bills for real?

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Kruszka says he is thankful the Bills are still in contention for the playoffs.

Kruszka says he is thankful the Bills are still in contention for the playoffs.

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Week four was set to begin as the 2-1 Buffalo Bills traveled down south to clash with the undefeated 3-0 Atlanta Falcons. The second week in a row where the Bills would play an unbeaten team, it was definitely a challenge to say the least.

With the Buffalo defense roaring through the first couple of weeks, they stepped up again in quarter number one, not allowing a point.

Buffalo’s offense couldn’t put up a number themselves, making the score 0-0 after 15 minutes.

Atlanta started the scoring with a decent-looking drive, but only put up a field goal.

With a 3-0 deficit, Buffalo’s offense struck as quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Jordan Matthews made friends in the end zone, giving the Bills the 7-3 lead.

It didn’t take long before Atlanta put up a score themselves right before the end of the half. The Falcons made it 10-7 with just a couple ticks of the clock left.

At the start of the second half, the Bills defense took it to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, as during a sack, the ball came loose and cornerback Tre’Davious White returned it for the touchdown, making it 14-10 Bills.

Buffalo’s defense didn’t stop there as safety Micah Hyde intercepted a pass, giving possession back to the offense.

Taylor’s offense marched down the field and put a field goal up, making it a 17-10 Buffalo lead.

The Atlanta offense countered the momentum as they drove down and tied the game, 17-17 early in the fourth quarter.

With only about five minutes remaining in the game, the Bills took the ball down the field and set up a 56-yard field goal for kicker Steven Hauschka. He put the tiebreaker right through the uprights, putting Buffalo up, 20-17.

The Bills defense intercepted Ryan again and set up Hauschka with another field goal from 56 yards, which he made.

From there, the Bills defense made one last stop, winning the nail biter 23-17.

Yes, the Bills won. Now that we have that out of the way, division rivals, the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots both lost, putting Buffalo in sole possession of first place in the AFC East.

It is time to get excited, Bills fans, but not too much. The team is 3-1, but is heading to a 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals team in week five. This will be a “hangover upset alert” game as the Bills are coming off two huge upsets themselves.

Taylor is still playing at an exceptionally high level and the defense just keeps producing week after week. The turnover margin is +6 in favor of Buffalo, including three turnovers forced in the matchup with Atlanta.

The Bills will play at a high level again in week five, asI predict a 26-9 victory over the diminishing Bengals.

GO BILLS!!!

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