National Football League
           === Bryant's boot sends Falcons past Bills in Toronto ===
 Toronto,  ON ( - Matt Bryant made a 36-yard field goal three
 minutes into overtime as the Atlanta Falcons took a 34-31 win over the Buffalo
 Bills at Rogers Centre.
 Steven  Jackson  carried the  ball 23  times for 84  yards and two touchdowns,
 while  Matt Ryan  was 28-for-47 for 311  yards and a touchdown for the Falcons
 (3-9), who snapped a five-game slide.
 C.J. Spiller had his best game of the season, totaling 149 yards on 15 carries
 with  a score, while Fred Jackson and E.J. Manuel also had a rushing touchdown
 for  the Bills (4-8),  who have lost four of five to fall out of the wild card
 chase. Manuel went 18-for-32 for 210 yards and a passed for another score.
 "Obviously  it  was a tough  game because both teams  were going at each other
 pretty  good there," said Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone. "There was a lot of
 back and forth there, and at the end we just weren't able to make a play there
 to pull it out."
 Buffalo  began overtime  with the ball, and the second play saw Scott Chandler
 catch  a pass on a crossing pattern and go up the right side. He had gained 22
 yards  when he  had the ball punched  out by William Moore, with Robert Alford
 recovering  and eventually  lateraling to Desmond Trufant, who took  the  ball
 to the Buffalo 42.
 A 20-yard catch from Harry Douglas, was followed by runs of four and two yards
 from  Steven  Jackson before Bryant drilled  the ball through the uprights for
 the win.
 "Today  was a  reminder that football is the ultimate team game," said Falcons
 coach Mike Smith. "We needed every man in that locker room to get the win."
 Atlanta's  first possession of  the second half saw the team take a 24-17 lead
 as  Tony Gonzalez caught  a pass just over the goal line for an 11-yard score.
 Douglas  set  up the  score with a  14-yard touchdown catch,  but his knee was
 ruled to have come down just inside the one and the score was reversed.
 Buffalo  had to punt  on its next touch, but Ryan fumbled the ball and Buffalo
 recovered at the Atlanta 21.
 The  next  play saw Fred  Jackson catch a  short pass out  to the left, make a
 nifty  move to  get past a defender and  take the ball in to tie the game with
 6:01 to play in the third quarter.
 Later  in  the fourth  quarter, Buffalo  took a  31-24 lead  as Spiller took a
 handoff  out to the  right, made a slick move to get past the defense and went
 36 yards for a score with 11:48 to play.
 Getting  the ball back with 4:26 to play at its own 35, Atlanta went on a long
 drive  and faced  a 1st-and-goal at the  5. Eventually looking at a third down
 from  the 16, a  pass to Douglas fell incomplete, but a pass interference gave
 the  Falcons a fresh set of downs and Steven Jackson punched it in from a yard
 out to tie the game with 1:28 to play.
 Buffalo  had  all its  timeouts left  and a 14-yard  catch from Steven Johnson
 would have seen the team in scoring position near the Atlanta 30, but the ball
 was  knocked out  of his  hands  and Atlanta  recovered  to send  the game  to
 Buffalo's  first possession of  the game paid off as Spiller took a handoff 77
 yards  to the Atlanta 6, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by Manuel for a 7-0
 lead  four minutes  in. The  touchdown was  originally ruled  that Manuel  was
 pushed out of bounds, but the review reversed the call.
 The Bills' second touch also went for a score when Fred Jackson took a handoff
 up  the middle and in from four yards out for a 14-0 lead with five minutes to
 play in the first quarter. The drive covered 63 yards over nine plays.
 Atlanta  answered on its  next drive as Jackson took a handoff around the left
 side  for a 27-yard score. The big play of the five-snap march saw Roddy White
 catch  a  pass for 19  yards with the  team getting 15  more on a roughing the
 passer call.
 Buffalo  extended its lead  to 17-7 on a 29-yard field goal from Dan Carpenter
 with  7:24  to play  in the first  half, but Atlanta  countered with a 38-yard
 running score by Antone Smith with 4:49 left in the first half.
 After  a  three-and-out from the Bills,  the Falcons got into scoring position
 and  Bryant  hit a 49-yarder as  time expired to  send the game into the break
 tied at 17-17.
                                   Game Notes
 White  finished  the game with  10 catches for 143  yards ... Atlanta held the
 ball for over 38 minutes and just edged Buffalo in the yardage battle, 423-405
 ...  Buffalo fell to  1-5 in its games in Toronto since starting play there in
 2008  ... Buffalo plays  at Tampa Bay on Sunday ... Atlanta plays at Green Bay
 next  Sunday ...  Atlanta has won four straight against Buffalo, and leads the
 series 7-4.
 12/01 22:49:26 ET