A first half that started off strong ended on a slide as the Bills and Falcons are tied at 17 at the half. Buffalo jumped out to an early 14-0 lead thanks to short rushing TDs from EJ Manuel and Fred Jackson. It was Atlanta answering with a 27 yard rushing touchdown of their own by Steven Jackson. The Bills tacked on a field goal but on the ensuing possession Atlanta answered with another long run, this time it was Antone Smith scampering 38 yards for the score. A 49 yard Matt Bryant field goal closed out the half, and the teams headed to the locker room deadlocked.
BUF EJ Manuel 1 yd run (10:59 Q1) 7-0
BUF Fred Jackson 4 yd run (5:06 Q1) 14-0
ATL Steven Jackson 27 yd run (2:36 Q1) 14-7
BUF Dan Carpenter 29 yd FG (7:28 Q2) 17-7
ATL Antone Smith 38 yd run (4:55 Q2) 17-14
ATL Matt Bryant 49 yd FG (0:00) 17-17