The Baltimore Ravens scored the first 10 points of the game, but it was a defensive struggle after that. Both defenses locked up and confounded the Buffalo and Baltimore offensive units. The Bills had just 92 total net yards of offense at halftime managing just one scoring drive with LeSean McCoy scoring on a one-yard plunge on fourth and goal to make it a field goal game (10-7) en route to the locker room.
Buffalo followed that up with a long opening possession in the third quarter as they had a chance to tie the score at 10 in the third quarter. However, Dan Carpenter missed a 49-yard field goal attempt. Tyrod Taylor and company would find it tough sledding the rest of the way advancing the ball no further than the Baltimore 49-yard line the remainder of the game.
Third down proved to be difficult for the Bills offense as they converted just three of 13 opportunities in the game. Five of their nine possessions went three-and-out. Only three of Buffalo’s nine drives reached Ravens territory.
Buffalo’s defense after giving up 10 points early really clamped down and forced punts and a turnover on downs in the second half on a big 4th-and-1 stop by Jerry Hughes, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Read more at BuffaloBills.com
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