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Bills struggle from the start, fall to Ravens 47-3 in season opener

Bills now 0-1 on the season
Bills struggle from the start, fall to Ravens 47-3 in season opener
Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 17:27:21-04

It was a performance to forget and not the way the Buffalo Bills were hoping to start the 2018 season.

The Bills went into Baltimore hoping to prove the doubters wrong. Instead, they struggled from the start in a 47-3 loss to the Ravens,

Offensively, it wasn't pretty. Nathan Peterman made his third career start and couldn't help the offense move the ball. He finished with just five completions for 24 yards and was picked off twice.

Josh Allen came into the game in the early 3rd quarter and was able to move the ball a little better, but like Peterman, couldn't lead a touchdown drive. The Bills' only points of the game came from a field goal in the second half.

The Bills offense managed just 153 total yards of offense including 70 of those in the air. They only had 10 first downs, all of them coming in the second half.

Defensively, the Bills couldn't stop a Ravens unit that compiled 200 yards more on the day than the Bills offense. The bright spot was linebacker Tremaine Edmunds who showed a lot of promise, forcing a fumble and getting his first regular season sack.

The Bills will return home next Sunday to take on the LA Chargers. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at New Era Field.


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