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Falcons Top Bills in OT to End Five-Game Skid

Matt Bryant's 36-yard field goal in overtime gave the Falcons the 34-31 victory.(Kevin Hoffman)

Matt Bryant’s 36-yard field goal in overtime gave the Falcons the 34-31 victory.(Kevin Hoffman)

It took the Atlanta Falcons going to Toronto, Canada to notch their first road win of the season over the Buffalo Bills.

It also took overtime as the Falcons defeated the Bills 34-31.

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Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills Preview

The Falcons have had trouble protecting Matt Ryan all season, and it won't get any easier Sunday. (Scott Cunningham)

The Falcons have had trouble protecting Matt Ryan all season, and it won’t get any easier Sunday. (Scott Cunningham)

The Atlanta Falcons look to stop a five-game skid as they travel up to Toronto to take on the Buffalo Bills.

Playing a home game at the Rogers Centre has been a yearly affair for the Bills since 2008. In the previous five contests, Buffalo has a 1-4 record.

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Falcons Fall Short in Comeback Attempt, Lose to Patriots 30-23

Aqib Talib batted the ball away from Roddy White to squash any chances of a comeback. (Kevin C. Cox)

Aqib Talib batted the ball away from Roddy White to squash any chances of a comeback. (Kevin C. Cox)

Matt Ryan threw for a career-best 421 yards, Tony Gonzalez set a new career record with 149 yards, and yet it still wasn’t enough.

The Atlanta Falcons fell to the New England Patriots 30-23, and for the first time since 2007, are two games below .500 with a 1-3 record.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Preview

The Falcons will need another big day from Osi Umenyiora. (Wilfredo Lee)

Another big day from Osi Umenyiora will help the Falcons immensely. (Wilfredo Lee)

The Atlanta Falcons have to learn how to finish games. In each of the three games this season, the Falcons have held a double-digit lead.Β In two of those games, including last week against the Miami Dolphins, the Falcons lost.

And thus, the team sits at 1-2, and is preparing to face a 3-0 New England Patriots team.

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Shawne Merriman Wants to Play for the Falcons

I'm not sure how much Merriman could contribute, but I wouldn't be opposed to the Falcons signing him. (Rick Stewart)

I’m not sure how much Merriman could contribute, but I wouldn’t be opposed to the Falcons giving him a chance. (Rick Stewart)

Shawne Merriman, who at the start of his career was one of the most feared pass rushers in the league, used Twitter to lobby for a chance to play for the Atlanta Falcons:

Merriman retired last March, he would apparently have no qualms making a comeback to play in Atlanta. In his first three years in the league with the San Diego Chargers, Merriman made the Pro Bowl all three years. He recorded 39.5 sacks over that span, including a career-high 17 in 2006 . However, he totaled only six sacks in the next five seasons, largely due to injuries and being busted for PEDs.

He last played with the Buffalo Bills, appearing in 10 games last season and starting one. He recorded one sack.

I doubt the Falcons bring Merriman in, but it’s nice to know there are players who would lobby openly to play for the Falcons; it proves the franchise is in the right spot.

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