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1 -- BILLS 3, RAVENS 0

Bills off to running start

The Bills paid little attention to the Ravens' third-ranked run defense, handing the ball off to rookie running back Marshawn Lynch six times for 46 yards (a 7.7-yard average). The Ravens' defense also committed four offside penalties, two of which contributed to Rian Lindell's 29-yard field goal. Meanwhile, the Ravens' offense had just one first down in two possessions.


BILLS: FG Lindell 29, 3:51.

2 -- BILLS 9, RAVENS 0

Errors widen Ravens' deficit

A 34-yard pass interference call on cornerback Samari Rolle and a fumble after an 11-yard catch by tight end Quinn Sypniewski helped the Bills add two more field goals by Lindell. The Ravens' offense crossed midfield on its final two series, but both drives ended with punts.


BILLS: FG Lindell 26, 12:44.

BILLS: FG Lindell 35, 10:18.

3 -- BILLS 19, RAVENS 7

Lynch answers McGahee

The Ravens needed just 3:40 to score the game's first touchdown when running back Willis McGahee rumbled 46 yards into the end zone. But the Bills responded with Lindell's fourth field goal and a 1-yard touchdown run by Lynch to gain a double-digit cushion.


RAVENS: McGahee 46 run (Stover kick), 11:20.

BILLS: FG Lindell 41, 7:18.

BILLS: Lynch 1 run (Lindell kick), 2:14.

4 -- BILLS 19, RAVENS 14

Mason's TD catch not enough

The Ravens turned over the ball on downs at the Bills' 8, but Trent Edwards returned the favor by throwing an interception to Rolle at the 14. The Ravens' Kyle Boller connected with wide receiver Derrick Mason on a 15-yard scoring strike on fourth-and-11. But the offense squandered its last chance when Boller overthrew running back Musa Smith in the right flat on fourth-and-one from the Bills' 49.


RAVENS: Mason 15 pass from Boller (Stover kick), 6:34.

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