He did not come out of the locker room for the second half.
Julio Jones jogged off the field during the second quarter with a trainer at his side. Sanu was ruled out for the game with a hamstring injury. In the third quarter, Ryan dropped back and uncorked a deep bomb intended for Gabriel that wound up getting picked off by Bills cornerback Micah Hyde.
Coupled with a Tyrod Taylor touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews, and a pair of long bombs from Bills kicker Steven Hauschka (who hit from 56 and 55 yards in the fourth quarter), it was enough scoring for the Bills. The Bills can credit a revamped defense for the wins.
When the Bills and Falcons met up four seasons ago, both teams were in disarray, looking to finish their seasons on some sort of high-note.
The Falcons' injury list to starters was significant before the day began. But now it's about finding a way to recover and not allowing the injuries to throw off their focus on returning to the Super Bowl. If Jones and Sanu are sidelined for any extended period of time, the formula of using the running-back combo of Freeman and Tevin Coleman has to be in play once again. As fate had it, Atlanta came out of the game with a narrow 34-31 victory, but gave up almost 200 total rushing yards to an offense composed of CJ Spiller, Fred Jackson, EJ Manuel and Tashard Choice. And based on some of the secondary issues the Falcons had against the Bills, Allen's presence as a field general definitely is needed.