That rhythm the Ravens offense has been seeking since the beginning of the season? The search is still on.
The unit had a truly forgettable first half in Buffalo, recording just 121 yards and turning the ball over twice on a pair of Joe Flacco interceptions on the way to falling behind 20-7.
Baltimore is widely considered a favorite to beat the Bills, especially after last week’s win over the Texans. But the Ravens defense can’t be expected to keep Buffalo’s dynamic rushing attack off the scoreboard if continuously handed a short field.
Buffalo has had three drives start inside the Baltimore 40 and two inside the 30. Flacco’s two interceptions have led to 10 Bills points.
Buffalo has outgained Baltimore 222-121, including 116-15 on the ground. Ray Rice has just eight rushing yards while C.J. Spiller has 61. Flacco is 11-for-22 for 114 yards, one touchdown and two picks while EJ Manuel is 6-for-9 for 126 yards and a score.
Pretty disparate numbers. Maybe the Ravens offense can awaken in the second half just like it did against Cleveland two weeks ago and against Houston last Sunday.