Jerel Worthy

Hauschka's 2 late FGs lift Bills past Falcons, 23-17

The Buffalo Bills stand alone atop the AFC East at the latest point in a season in nine years.

For that, coach Sean McDermott offered both cheers and restraint.

"It feels good," McDermott said before adding, "still a long way to go."

Stephen Hauschka kicked a tiebreaking, 56-yard field goal with less than five minutes remaining and the Bills made a last-minute defensive stand to beat Atlanta 23-17 on Sunday after the Falcons lost wide receiver Julio Jones to a hip injury.

This is the latest the Bills (3-1) have been alone in first place in their division since Week 7 in 2008, when they were 5-1.

Hauschka padded the lead with a...