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Atlanta's offensive line may have had its best game of the year in terms of run blocking, but it continued to have some issues in pass protection, as evidenced by the Bills' six sacks.
Lamar Holmes, Justin Blalock and Ryan Schraeder all had strong blocks on Steven Jackson's 27-yard touchdown run.
Schraeder, who played as an extra tackle in Atlanta's 4-2 unbalanced formation and at right tackle in place of Jeremy Trueblood, added some much-needed toughness up front and made a case for why he should get a longer look over these next four weeks.
As much as I've criticized Peter Konz this season, I feel the need to give him some credit for a pancake block he had on Bills defensive tackle Marcel Dareus in the first half. With that said, a lot of the pressure that Atlanta faced in the passing game came from the interior.
Unless Konz shows more improvement at right guard over the last four games, he could head into 2014 as a backup to a re-signed Joe Hawley at center and a new Falcons starter at right guard.
Holmes and Blalock appeared to have a communication issue on one of Buffalo's six sacks because the Buffalo defender was untouched off of the left side.