That'll do it from New Era Field. Turned out to be one heck of a game. Thanks for following along. Signing off.
In a game centered around Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen, the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens played an ultra-physical defensive battle. While the Ravens were the more effective team on offense in the first half, the defenses mostly dominated, with the Ravens sacking Allen four times and forcing a fumble and the Bills registering three tackles for loss and a pick of Jackson.
The third quarter began with a three-play, 75-yard scoring drive by Baltimore that culminated with Jackson standing in the pocket and taking a big shot before finding Hayden Hurst wide open down the field for a 61-yard score.
Josh Allen was held under 100 yards passing through the third quarter, and Jackson only had 43 yards rushing before kneels to end the game. To extend Baltimore's lead to 24-9 in the fourth quarter, Jackson somehow fit a pass to Willie Snead from in close through traffic.
The Bills scored on the ensuing drive. After a defensive stop and following an assortment of penalties on the Ravens, including a defensive pass interference call on a long ball on fourth-and-16, Buffalo ran the football, then Allen was forced to the throw the ball away. On third down, he took a bad sack, then a dig route target to John Brown near the end zone was knocked away.
The Ravens were the better team, but the Bills showed they're close in terms of being a well-rounded club. The Bills only mustered 205 yards of offense and averaged 3.1 yards per play, while Baltimore finished with 257 yards. Baltimore moves to 11-2 with the win, while Buffalo is now 9-4.
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