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Bills fumble away a chance to beat the Falcons

Atlanta Falcons v Buffalo Bills

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 1: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Rogers Centre on December 1, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** C.J. Spiller

Tom Szczerbowski

The Bills had to work to lose to the Falcons in Canada Sunday, but they did it.

A pair of fumbles, one at the end of regulation by Stevie Johnson and one in overtime by tight end Scott Chandler greased the skids for a game the Bills seemed to control throughout the day. The Falcons came back to win 34-31 after their first possession of the extra session.

Johnson’s ruined what would have been an easy field goal for the Bills, while Chandler’s allowed Falcons kicker Matt Bryant to win it with a 36-yarder moments later.

That snapped a five-game losing streak for the Falcons (3-9), and likely killed whatever shred of hope the Bills (4-8) had left.

The sudden turn of events seemed to stun the “crowd” of 38,969 at the Rogers Center, which watched the Bills run effectively throughout the day.

C.J. Spiller had a 36-yard touchdown run and a 77-yard dash which set up another en route to 149 yards for the day, as the Bills ran for 195 yards. Fred Jackson added a touchdown run, as the pair were able to keep the Bills moving.

The Falcons were able to withstand that, even with Matt Ryan being sacked six times.