The Buffalo Bills suffered the second-worst loss in the 59-year history of the franchise Sunday afternoon in their season-opening 47-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The coin toss was one of very few bright spots all day for the Bills on a rainy afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium in Balitmore.
Nathan Peterman, who won the starting job as QB from his preseason performances did not not produce a single first down in the first half. That hasn’t happened in any Bills game in the 21st century and to make matters worse his wide receivers didn't get open, and his offensive line couldn’t protect him. By the end of the first half Peterman had thrown 2 interceptions, sacked 3 times and was 5 of 18 passing for just 24 yards.
Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen made his NFL debut in the 2nd half replacing Peterman and completed 6-of-15 passes for 74 yards and rushed four times for 26 yards and was able to get the Bills to move the ball and get a field goal.
LeSean McCoy rushed for 22 yards on 7 carries with a long run of 12 yards and added one catch for a 1-yard loss.
Joe Flacco burned the Bills for 236 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns before leaving the game so rookie QB Lamar jackson could get some playing time.
The Buffalo Bills have alot of work to get done before next week when the high powered Los Angles Chargers offense comes to town. The Bills will obviously take a look at who the starting QB will be, but the team as issues on the offensive line, and the wide receivers not getting separation from cornerbacks on pass routes,