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The Buffalo Bills got off to an extremely slow start in the first quarter.

It was a slow start for the Bills on Sunday.

Buffalo should consider themselves to be lucky to only be down 3-0 at halftime.

The Buffalo Bills kicked off to start the game against the Tennessee TitansBishop Sankey couldn't handle the kick and the Bills recovered the ball at Tennessee's one-yard line. It looked like the Bills would have the opportunity to punch the ball in for an easy score to start the game but there was a flag on the field and Marcus Easley was called for being offsides. Was it a questionable penalty? Absolutely. Was it a penalty that the Bills should be getting called for? Absolutely not. There's no excuse to be offsides or close to being offsides on a kickoff.

After that, the Bills offense struggled to get anything going in the first quarter. The offense had six offensive plays and no first downs after the first quarter and it wasn't much better until Buffalo's final drive of the first half. Luckily, Buffalo's defense only allowed three points to the Titans in the first half.

At the half, Buffalo has 51 yards of offense. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has completed five of 11 passes for 36 yards and Dan "Boom" Herron leads the team in rushing with 15 yards on four carries. It's apparent that Buffalo is struggling without playmakers LeSean McCoyKarlos Williams and Sammy Watkins

The good news for Buffalo is that they're only down three points and will receive the ball to start the second half. That's about the only positive the Bills can take after their woeful first half.


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