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Bills offense sputters, fall to Ravens 13-7

Bills offense sputters, fall to Ravens 13-7
Posted at 4:16 PM, Sep 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-11 20:55:51-04

Halfway through the second quarter the Baltimore Ravens had 204 yards from scrimmage. The Buffalo Bills had seven. That stat summed up the Bills first game of the season – falling to the Ravens 13-6.

Aside from a 75-yard touchdown drive at the end of the first half, the Bills couldn’t getting anything going on offense. The Bills offense finished the day with 160 yards.

"That defense played extremely well," Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan said. "They're well coached, and they got after us. We knew it was going to be tough sledding, we knew it, (but) we thought we were going to make more plays than we did."

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 15-22 of passes for 111 yards, and added 11 yards rushing. Running back LeSean McCoy had 16 rushes for 58 and the lone Bills touchdown. McCoy added four receptions for 12 yards.

"There's some plays that I could've did better, that I didn't do," McCoy added after the loss. "(There's) different alignments I could've took on different runs, so, as a team especially as an offense we gotta find a way to get it done."

Sammy Watkins wasn’t targeted until the Bills third drive, and finished the day with four receptions for 43 yards.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 23-34 passes for 258 yards. 66 of those yards came on a deep touchdown to wide out Mike Wallace on the Ravens only touchdown of the day.

Perhaps the only bright spot for the Bills, the defense finished the day with four sacks. Jerry Hughes had two and Leger Douzable had 1.5.

Left tackle Cordy Glenn and tight end Jim Dray left the game in the first half with ankle injuries and did not return.
The Bills (0-1) next play on Thursday Sept. 15 when they take on the New York Jets (0-1) at New Era Field.