Ravens squeak past Bills in OT 37-34

The fact that the Ravens scored 37 points on the Bills shouldn’t surprise anyone.

The fact that the Bills scored 34 of their own, overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit and took the game to overtime should shock everyone.

The Ravens struggled mightily on defense and special teams today, but Ray Lewis’ strip and fumble recovery gave Baltimore the ball in Bills territory in overtime, and Billy Cundiff booted a 38-yard field goal to give the Ravens a 37-34 win.

It was an ugly W for the Ravens. Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick carved up the Ravens’ secondary like a Thanksgiving turkey, going 29-of-43 for 373 yards and four touchdowns, and the Bills had 505 total yards on the day.

The Bills jumped out to a 24-10 lead, but two interceptions from Ed Reed kept the Ravens in it. They chipped away in the second and third quarters, scoring 24 straight points to take the lead, but they blew a 10-point fourth quarter edge for the second straight week.

Still, a win is a win, and the Ravens will enter their bye week 5-2. Today’s win might not have been impressive (enter your jokes now), but that record is.

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