Julio Jones leaves Falcons game with hip injury

Jones was targeted four times in the first quarter.

It wasn't pretty but the Buffalo Bills stood strong to knock off the Atlanta Falcons 23-17 on the road to improve to a 3-1 record.

Also worth noting, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones did not play in that matchup because of a fracture to his foot that occured earlier that season.

Jones was limited in practice leading up to the game due to a hip injury.

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The injury took place in the second quarter of the game with the Falcons trailing the Bills 7-3.

Jones was a first round fantasy pick in many leagues, while Sanu had become a reliable second or third receiver in fantasy. A official review confirmed the turnover, which was Ryan's fifth interception in the last two games. Right tackle Ryan Schraeder and free safety Ricardo Allen were sidelined by concussions. Against Atlanta, the rollouts, play-action passing, play calling by offensive coordinator Rick Dennison returned, allowing Taylor to read the field better. Instead, the team is likely to rely heavily on running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman to generate offense, while Ryan's targets will be dispersed among a handful of wideouts and tight ends.

The Falcons certainly need Beasley back to apply even more pressure to opposing quarterbacks, although the line has done a solid job collectively in that category.

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