Gameday: Allen checks in, Bills getting blown out, 40-3

September 09, 2018 - 1:45 pm
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The Buffalo Bills are in Baltimore facing the Ravens to open the 2018 season on a rainy Sunday afternoon. 

The Bills allowed a lenghty touchdown drive to open the game and going three and out on the ensuing drive. Alex Collins capped off the 10-play drive with an 8 yard touchdown run. Joe Flacco was 5/6 for 80 yards on the first drive. The Ravens would march down the field again for a touchdown when Joe Flacco capped off another 10-play drive with a touchdown pass to John Brown. 

The Ravens then added a 41 yard field goal after a 51 yard punt return from Janarion Grant to extend their lead to 17-0 at the start of the second quarter. The Bills forced a fumble thanks to the efforts of rookie Tremaine Edmunds, but the 52 yard field goal attempt from Stephen Hauschka was no good. Peterman then threw an interception on the next drive, leading to another field goal from Tucker and a 20-0 Ravens lead. The Ravens weren't done, however, as Michael Crabtree reeled in a 20 yard touchdown pass to pile on the lead. The Ravens failed at the two point conversion, but took a 26-0 lead to the half. The Bills had no first downs in the entire first half. 

The Bills finally got a first down on the first play out of halftime, but then it was followed by two turnovers. A botched punt by Corey Bojorquez that gave the Ravens the ball at the BUF 14 yard line resulted in Flacco's third touchdown pass of the game, a 13-yard strike to Willie Snead. Then, Peterman threw his second interception that resulted in another Ravens touchdown, a 1 yard run by Collins to mke it 40-0. 

Peterman was relieved by rookie Josh Allen, who marched the team into their first points on his second drive with a 35 yard field goal by Hauschka to break the shutout, 40-3. 

First Quarter: 

  • 7-0 RAVENS - Ravens touchdown - Alex Collins 8 yard touchdown run 
    • Drive info - 10 plays, 80 yards, 6:18 
  • 14-0 RAVENS - Ravens touchdown - Joe Flacco 7 yard touchdown pass to John Brown
    • Drive info - 10 plays, 66 yards, 3:59

Second Quarter: 

  • 17-0 RAVENS - Ravens field goal - Justin Tucker 41 yard field goal
    • Drive info - 4 plays, -3 yards, 0:49 
  • 20-0 RAVENS - Ravens field goal - Justin Tucker 39 yard field goal 
    • Drive info - 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:22
  • 26-0 RAVENS - Ravens touchdown - Joe Flacco 20 yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree 
    • Drive info - 9 plays, 85 yards, 2:35

Third Quarter: 

  • 33-0 RAVENS - Ravens touchdown - Joe Flacco 13 yard touchdown pass to Willie Snead 
    • Drive info - 3 plays, 14 yards, 1:20
  • 40-0 RAVENS - Ravens touchdown - Alex Collins 1 yard touchdown run 
    • Drive info - 1 play, 1 yard, 0:04
  • 40-3 RAVENS - Bills field goal - Stephen Hauschka 35 yard field goal 
    • Drive info - 12 plays, 46 yards, 5:31
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