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Ravens go on defensive in 13-7 win over Bills

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Ravens played defense in a fashion Rex Ryan could surely appreciate - even if the performance came at his team's expense.

Baltimore used a touchdown pass by Joe Flacco , two field goals and a throwback defensive effort to beat the Buffalo Bills 13-7 on Sunday in the season opener.

Getting 11 tackles from cornerback Shareece Wright, the Ravens limited Buffalo to 160 yards and sacked former teammate Tyrod Taylor twice.

That's how Baltimore played defense under Ryan from 1999-2008, and that's how it won the 2012 Super Bowl.

Ryan is now Buffalo's head coach, and it pained him to see his offense struggle against a defensive unit that last year yielded 401 points.

''It's a pretty darn good defense over there,'' Ryan said. ''I'm probably one of the only coaches that'll give credit to the opponent because they deserve it. That defense played extremely well. They're well coached and they got after us.''

Returning from a knee injury that ended his season last November, Flacco went 23 for 34 for 258 yards, including a long touchdown pass to newcomer Mike Wallace in the second quarter that put the Ravens ahead for good.

That, plus field goals of 50 and 37 yards by Justin Tucker, was enough for Baltimore's first season-opening victory since 2012.

Taylor used his quickness to avoid a ferocious pass rush, but he had little success passing downfield. He was 15 of 22 for only 111 yards and ran five times for 11 yards.

''Getting Tyrod on the ground is pretty difficult,'' Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. ''We would have had him a few more times, but he made plays with his feet.''

Baltimore took a 10-0 lead when Wallace got behind Stephon Gilmore, took a pass in stride and pulled away for the 66-yard touchdown. Signed as a free agent to enhance an offense that last year lacked a deep threat, Wallace hadn't been part of a play that long since 2012 with Pittsburgh.

''We made one mistake: It's my fault, it's on me,'' Ryan said. ''We should have doubled the receiver that caught the touchdown. Instead we doubled somebody else.''

Buffalo used the elusiveness of Taylor in the pocket to close to 10-7 before halftime. After wriggling from the grasp of Albert McClellan and sidestepping Terrell Suggs, Taylor completed a 33-yard pass to Charles Clay, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by LeSean McCoy on fourth down.

The Bills missed a chance to pull even when Dan Carpenter was wide right on a 49-yard field goal try midway through the third quarter.

INJURY UPDATE: Bills starting LT Cory Glenn (ankle) and TE Jim Dray (ankle) both left with injuries in the second quarter and did not return. Bills DT Jerel Worthy left with a knee injury in the fourth quarter and did not return. The Ravens did not report any injuries.

ROOKIE BLUNDER & THUNDER: In his first NFL game, Ravens top draft pick left tackle Ronnie Stanley jumped offside on third-and-1 early in the first quarter. On Baltimore's next possession, the team's top pick in 2015, Breshad Perriman, made his first NFL reception with a leaping grab at the sideline for a 35-yard gain. Perriman missed the entire 2015 season with a knee injury.

WHERE'S WATKINS?: One reason Taylor was so successful last year was he utilized Sammy Watkins as a deep threat. Watkins was practically invisible during the first half, making only two short receptions for a total of 13 yards. Watkins finished with four catches for 43 yards.

SMITH & SUGGS RETURN: Ravens receiver Steve Smith and Suggs returned to regular-season action after having their 2015 season cut short by torn Achilles tendons. Smith caught five passes for 19 yards and stands 53 yards short of passing James Lofton for 10th place on the career list. Suggs had a sack.

NO HAPPY RETURNS: In his debut with the Ravens, Devin Hester, one of the great kick returners in NFL history, took back two kickoffs for 18 yards and two punts for 0 yards.

QUOTABLE: Someone asked Harbaugh to describe Flacco's stature in the pocket coming off a serious injury: ''Joe is as tough as a $2 steak. What's a $2 steak nowadays?''

McCoy, who scored his 60th career TD: ''It was a bad day. We didn't get nothing going sideways. ''We had one long drive and that was it.''

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Key Players
M. Wallace 12 WR
91 YDs, 1 TDs
L. McCoy 25 RB
58 YDs, 1 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:39
J.Tucker 37 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
13
plays
59
yds
5:59
pos
7
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:02
D.Carpenter extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-C.Schmidt.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 3:02
L.McCoy left guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. No. 82 Jim Dray (BUF) injured on play.
12
plays
75
yds
7:09
pos
6
10
Point After TD 10:11
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch. PENALTY on BUF-R.Darby, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 10:11
J.Flacco pass deep middle to M.Wallace for 66 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
85
yds
2:48
pos
0
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:35
J.Tucker 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
9
plays
59
yds
4:47
pos
0
3
Time of Pos 27:07 32:53
1st Downs 11 18
Rushing 5 4
Passing 5 11
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 3-13 6-15
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 160 308
Total Plays 48 66
Avg Gain 3.3 4.7
Net Yards Rushing 65 83
Rush Attempts 24 28
Avg Rush Yards 2.7 3.0
Net Yards Passing 95 225
Comp. - Att. 15-22 23-34
Yards Per Pass 4.3 6.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-16 4-33
Penalties - Yards 8-89 6-35
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 7-44.7 3-42.7
Return Yards 34 38
Punts - Returns 1-21 2-1
Kickoffs - Returns 1-13 2-37
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 1/2 3/3
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 0/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-1 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bills 0-107007
Ravens 1-0370313
95 PASS YDS 225
65 RUSH YDS 83
160 TOTAL YDS 308
Bills
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Taylor 5 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.2% 111 0 0 79.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.2% 111 0 0 0.0
T. Taylor 15/22 111 0 0 5
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. McCoy 25 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 58 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 58 1
L. McCoy 16 58 1 16 12
T. Taylor 5 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
T. Taylor 5 11 0 6 5
R. Bush 22 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -4 0
R. Bush 3 -4 0 5 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Watkins 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 43 0
S. Watkins 6 4 43 0 19 4
C. Clay 85 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 40 0
C. Clay 3 2 40 0 33 4
R. Woods 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 20 0
R. Woods 5 4 20 0 9 2
L. McCoy 25 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 12 0
L. McCoy 4 4 12 0 5 12
N. O'Leary 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
N. O'Leary 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Bush 22 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
R. Bush 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Salas 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
G. Salas 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Gillislee 35 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -4 0
M. Gillislee 1 1 -4 0 -4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Darby 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
R. Darby 7-0 0.0 0 0
P. Brown 52 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
P. Brown 6-2 0.0 0 0
J. Hughes 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
J. Hughes 5-1 2.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
Z. Brown 4-4 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Williams 3-1 0.0 0 0
C. Graham 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Graham 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Williams 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Williams 3-0 0.0 0 0
S. Gilmore 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
S. Gilmore 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Bryant 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
C. Bryant 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Williams 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Douzable 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
L. Douzable 1-1 1.5 0 0
R. Humber 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Humber 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Alexander 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
L. Alexander 1-2 0.5 0 0
N. Robey 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Robey 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. McCray 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
L. McCray 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Meeks 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Meeks 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Worthy 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Worthy 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carpenter 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
0/1 1/1
D. Carpenter 0/1 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Schmidt 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 44.7 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 44.7 3
C. Schmidt 7 44.7 3 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. O'Leary 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
N. O'Leary 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Tate 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
B. Tate 1 21.0 21 0
Ravens
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Flacco 5 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.6% 258 1 0 99.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.6% 258 1 0 0.0
J. Flacco 23/34 258 1 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Forsett 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 41 0
J. Forsett 10 41 0 9 5
T. West 28 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 32 0
T. West 12 32 0 10 3
M. Wallace 12 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
M. Wallace 1 11 0 11 16
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
K. Juszczyk 1 2 0 2 2
J. Flacco 5 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -3 0
J. Flacco 4 -3 0 0 14
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Wallace 12 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 91 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 91 1
M. Wallace 6 3 91 1 66 16
D. Pitta 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 39 0
D. Pitta 4 3 39 0 27 3
B. Perriman 18 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 35 0
B. Perriman 2 1 35 0 35 3
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 21 0
K. Juszczyk 3 2 21 0 12 2
S. Smith 89 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 19 0
S. Smith 9 5 19 0 6 1
J. Forsett 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 15 0
J. Forsett 3 3 15 0 10 5
K. Aiken 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 14 0
K. Aiken 2 2 14 0 16 1
C. Moore 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 13 0
C. Moore 2 1 13 0 13 1
T. West 28 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 6 0
T. West 2 2 6 0 6 3
C. Gillmore 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
C. Gillmore 1 1 5 0 5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Wright 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
S. Wright 11-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Orr 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
Z. Orr 5-1 0.0 0 0
E. Weddle 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
E. Weddle 3-1 0.0 0 0
A. McClellan 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. McClellan 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Jernigan 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
T. Jernigan 2-0 1.0 0 0
T. Suggs 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
T. Suggs 2-0 1.0 0 0
B. Williams 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Levine 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Levine 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Young 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Young 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Lewis 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Lewis 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Mosley 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Mosley 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Flacco 5 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Flacco 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Pierce 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Pierce 1-1 0.0 0 0
L. Guy 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Guy 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Cox 46 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Cox 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Smith 90 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Z. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Urban 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Urban 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Judon 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Judon 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Tucker 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
2/2 1/1
J. Tucker 2/2 50 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Koch 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.7 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 42.7 0
S. Koch 3 42.7 0 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hester 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 23 0
D. Hester 2 18.5 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hester 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.5 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.5 8 0
D. Hester 2 0.5 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:44 BUF 32 2:11 3 -8 Punt
7:00 BAL 47 1:38 3 -1 Punt
0:35 BUF 25 2:36 6 11 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:11 BUF 25 7:09 12 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BUF 25 6:23 11 44 FG Miss
7:32 BUF 28 3:23 5 17 Punt
0:36 BUF 42 1:24 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:51 BUF 35 1:13 3 6 Punt
5:39 BUF 22 1:10 3 -8 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAL 14 3:16 5 15 Punt
9:33 BAL 34 2:33 5 13 Fumble
5:22 BAL 9 4:47 9 59 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:59 BAL 15 2:48 6 85 TD
3:02 BAL 23 3:02 9 21 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:37 BAL 39 1:05 3 8 Punt
4:09 BAL 9 3:33 7 49 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 BAL 30 1:21 3 -8 Punt
11:38 BAL 22 5:59 13 59 FG
4:29 BAL 36 4:29 8 19 Game