Taylor concussed; Bills fall to Ravens

Nathan Peterman stepped in at quarterback after Tyrod Taylor left the game with a concussion early in the first quarter

August 26, 2017 - 7:41 pm

The Buffalo Bills are in Baltimore, playing the Ravens in Week 3 of the preseason. The Bills lost in both of their first two games to the Vikings and Eagles. They'll return home to close out the preseason against the Lions next Thursday. 

Inactives for the game include: Cordy Glenn, Jordan Matthews, Marcell Dareus, Kevon Seymour, Rod Streater, Jeremy Butler, Trae Elston, Colt Anderson, and Tanner Vallejo. 

Marcell Dareus made the trip to Buffalo, however he was sent home for violating a team rule. 

On the second drive of the game, Tyrod Taylor was sacked and in the process slammed is head hard on the turf. The training staff rushed out and evaluated him. Taylor after a couple minutes headed to the locker room. Taylor is out with a concussion.

Nathan Peterman stepped in and led the Bills into Ravens territory on his first drive. However, a false start and a pass protection mix up forced the Bills to punt. 

Peterman was unable to get anyting going on his second drive. When the Ravens took over, it was Josh Woodrum replacing Ryan Mallett at quarterback. Woodrum got some time with the starters, as Joe Flacco is still dealing with a back injury. On Woodrum's first drive, he was faced with a 4th and 5 on the Bills 35 yard line. The snap went over his head and was a turnover on downs. 

Not much offense transpired for awhile one either side. The Bills at one point had more penalty yards than total yards. 

Nate Peterman looked good against the Eagles running the 2-minute offense. He again led the Bills on an 11 play, 83 yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard Mike Tolbert touchdown. Peterman set up the touchdown by putting it up long for Zay Jones, drawing a pass interference penalty. That gave the Bills a 7-3 lead at the half. 

T.J. Yates entered with roughly four minutes to go in the 3rd. His first pass was an interception. The Ravens quickly capitalized with their first touchdown of the game. 

The Ravens continued their success into the fourth quarter. Going on an 11 play, 39 yard drive that resulted in a field goal.

Yates and the Bills offense did put a good drive together as the game winded down. They went 11 plays for 75 yards, including a beautiful catch by Brandon Reilly on the sidelines, on 4th and 1. However, on the next play Reilly fumbled while running across the middle, and the Ravens recovered. 

First Quarter:

  • 0-0: Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is sacked by Matthew Judon. Taylor is forced to leave the game and entered the concussion protocol. Taylor did not return 
  • 3-0 Ravens: Justin Tucker makes a 40-yard field goal to put the Ravens on the board.
    • Drive info: 6 plays, 25 yards, 2:21


Second Quarter:

  • 3-0 Ravens: Nate Peterman connects on a nice 15-yard pass and catch with Zay Jones. As well as three passes to Charles Clay that totaled 37-yards. 
  • 7-3 Bills: Mike Tolbert gets the Bills on the board with a 1-yard touchdown rush. Stephen Hauschka's extra-point is successful.
    • Drive info:11 plays, 83 yards, 2:33


Third Quarter:

  • 7-3 Bills: T.J. Yates' first pass of the game is intercepted by Jaylen Hill. Hill returned the interception 12-yards. 
  • 10-7 Ravens: Josh Woodrum throws a 15-yard touchdown pass to Taquan Mizzell to put the Ravens back up on top.
    • Drive info: 3 plays, 15 yards, 1:16


Fourth Quarter:

  • 13-7 Ravens: The Ravens add three more points with a 41-yard field goal by Kenny Allen.
    • Drive info: 11 plays, 39 yards, 6:43
  • 13-7 Ravens: Brandon Reilly fumbles the ball inside the redzone, recovered by Ravens. 


 

STATS OF THE GAME:


Passing:

Buffalo Bills:

Tyrod Taylor: 1/3, 1 yard

Nathan Peterman: 11/23, 93 yards

T.J. Yates: 8/15, 102 yards, INT


Baltimore Ravens:

Ryan Mallett: 6/10, 58 yards

Josh Woodrum: 8/13, 55 yards

Thaddeus Lewis: 2/2, 13 yards


Rushing:

Buffalo Bills:

LeSean McCoy: 6 rushes 7 yards

Joe Banyard: 7 carries, 25 yards

Mike Tolbert: 5 carries, 19 yards, TD


Baltimore Ravens:

Terrance West: 5 rushes 17 yards

Javorius Allen: 12 carries, 25 yards

Taquan Mizzell: 6 carries, 14 yards

Thad Lewis: 1 carry, 15 yards


 

Receiving:

Buffalo Bills:

Zay Jones: 3 catch, 28 yards

Charles Clay: 4 catch, 47 yards

Philly Brown: 2 catches, 28 yards

Brandon Reilly: 4 catch, 55 yards, fumble

Nick O'Leary: 1 catch, 11 yards


Baltimore Ravens:

Mike Wallace: 1 catch, 7 yards

Taquan Mizzell: 6 catches, 54 yards, TD

Chris Moore: 2 catches, 16 yards

Michael Campanaro: 1 catch, 7 yards

 

 

Defense:

Buffalo Bills:

Preston Brown: 7 tackles


Baltimore Ravens:

Matthew Judon: 1 sack

 


Total Yards:

Bills: 230
Ravens: 214


Passing Yards:

Bills: 151
Ravens: 117


Rushing Yards:

Bills: 46
Ravens: 98


Penalties:

Bills: 8 for 59 yards
Ravens: 12 for 121 yards


Time of Possession:

Bills: 28:49
Ravens: 32:54

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