Buffalo Bills Get the Season Off to a Miserable Start
160 yards in total offense? What does that say about a team that has such high-paid players as LeSean McCoy, Tyrod Taylor, Richie Incognito and Cordy Glenn. The Bills came up way short in their effort to get the season off to a fast start in Sunday afternoon's dismal 13-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bills can't hang their hat on any aspect of their game. The offense was miserable, the defense failed to come up with key stops at key times and the special teams unit took four downright stupid penalties.
Taking penalties is something the Bills still haven't figured out. They were awful last year and got off to a bad start again this year. They took a total of eight penalties, giving the Ravens 89 free yards, five of them resulted in first downs. You can talk about it all you want, but if the message doesn't get thru the team is destined for failure - again.
Tyrod Taylor was 15 of 22 for 111 yards passing and only 11 yards rushing. LeSean McCoy ran for 58 yards and a touchdown. The Bills biggest play of the game came in the first half when Taylor hooked up with Charles Clay on a 33-yard reception that set up their lone touchdown of the day.
Even the usually reliable Dan Carpenter missed on a 49-yard field goal try. It truly was a team loss.
There's not much time to reflect on what they did wrong. The Bills have a short week to prepare for their home opener Thursday night against the New York Jets. The Jets opened with a heartbreaking loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.