When the dust had settled in Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday afternoon, it was difficult to tell who was the rookie quarterback and who was a Super Bowl MVP. Joe Flacco struggled mightily against a Buffalo defense that has played pretty well all year. Flacco threw 5 interceptions for the Ravens and the Bills shut down Ray Rice and the Baltimore running game. Rice finished the day with 17 yards on only 5 carries.
Meanwhile E.J. Manuel did just enough to preserve the win for the Bills. His stat line wasn’t very impressive as he was responsible for 3 turnovers himself, but the Bills relied heavily on a two headed attack in the running game and they proved to be the difference on the afternoon.
Fred Jackson rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown while C.J. Spiller added 77 yards. Overall the Ravens allowed over 200 yards rushing to the Bills.
Buffalo improves to 2-2 on the season and currently occupies the third seat in the AFC East. The Ravens are 2-2 as well and are in a three-way tie with Cleveland and Cincinnati for first in the wide open AFC North. The Ravens will turn into cheerleaders for the Bills next week as they take on the Browns and the Ravens travel to South Florida to take on the 3-0 Miami Dolphins.