Baltimore Ravens take advantage of weather and poor Buffalo Bills team for big victory

Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Ravens found themselves in the middle of the heavy rain today to start their regular season at home. Rain or no rain, nothing was going to stop the Ravens from dominating from the opening kickoff to the clock hitting zero in the fourth quarter. To say that the Ravens harassed Bills quarterback Nate Peterman was an understatement. The Ravens would sack Peterman three times, while intercepting two of his eighteen pass attempts. Making his third NFL start, Peterman went 5 for 18 for 24 yards and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 0.0. Then came on the rookie Josh Allen. He did not fair much better as he shared in the pain of Peterman, as he also was sacked three times. Baltimore had six sacks in all and limited the Buffalo Bills to 153 yards total yards of offense.

The Ravens would start the scoring with an eight yard touchdown run up the middle to begin a 40-0 run in scoring. Joe Flacco then would throw the first of his three touchdown passes, this one landing in the hands of new comer John Brown for seven yards. 

Justin Tucker would then hit back to back field goals from forty one yards out and thirty nine yards out to extend the lead to 20-0.

The next two scoring drives would complete the hat trick of touchdown passes and complete touchdown passes to each of the new receivers Baltimore added during the offseason to enhance a lackluster passing attack. Michael Crabtree would make a beautiful end zone toe tapping catch to make the game 27-0, and not to be left out, Willie Snead caught his first touchdown in purple in black to extend an already large lead to 33-0. 

At this point a lot of the starters would start making their way to the sidelines to rest and prepare for Thursday Night Football against the rival Cincinnati Bengals, who beat the professional football team out of Indianapolis in blue and white. Javorius “Buck” Allen would take advantage and cash in on a one yard plunge to really kick salt on the open wounds and put the Ravens up 40-0.

The Ravens with the game in the bag had one thing in mind. Just control the clock and preserve the shutout. After a couple of questionable calls on both teams, the Bills found themselves in field goal range. Rather then go for it on fourth down the Bills coaching staff sent out Stephen Hauschka to attempt a thirty five yard field goal. Stephen’s kick went right through the uprights and would end the shut out bid.

The Ravens would take exception to that and unleash Kenneth Dixon on the field. With Lamar Jackson on the field to finish off the game in the fourth quarter he would lead a thirteen play drive for eighty nine yards. Kenneth Dixon from two yards out would finish off the scoring and help defeat the Buffalo Bills 47-3.

Joe Flacco went 25 for 34 for 236 yards  and the Ravens in whole had 377 total yards of offense.

Whats Next:

Baltimore travels to Cincinnati for a Thursday night matchup between AFC North rivals.

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