The Baltimore Ravens open the 2016 NFL regular season today at home against the Buffalo Bills.
The season-opener features the return of several familiar faces to Baltimore as quarterback Tyrod Taylor, assistant coach Ed Reed, and head coach Rex Ryan all spent valuble time with the Ravens.
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CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live udpates from the Ravens vs. Bills game with the latest scores, stats, highlights, weather updates and quarter-by-quarter summaries.
BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. BUFFALO BILLS LIVE UPDATES:
12:00 p.m. — Tyrod Taylor and Ed Reed are back in town. John HArbaugh is exicted to see them ... for now.
12:15 p.m. — The full list of inactives for today's game are out. No Buck Allen, Elvis Dumervil or Kenneth Dixon, among others for the Ravens.
12:35 p.m. — There are a lot of returns today: Dennis Pitta, Steve Smith, and Joe Flacco are back. Breshad Perriman is making his long awaited debut, too.
12:45 p.m. — If the Bills looked shorthanded during warmups, it's because they were. No not because of injuries, but because two players missed the team bus. They had to take an Uber to M&T Bank Stadium.
1:00 p.m. — IT'S TIME. FOOTBALL IS BACK.
1:04 p.m. — Devin Hester is back to return the kick. 14-yard return. LET'S FOOTBALL.
1:08 p.m. — Ravens' first drive stalls after one first down. Ravens punt.
1:13: p.m. — Ravens' defense all over the place. Sacks Tyrod Taylor twice and tackles LeSean McCoy deep in the backfield. Bills forced to punt.
1:23 p.m — Flacco can't handle the sanp from JEremy Zuttah on the Center-to-QB exchange and the Bills take over. Bills can't do much on there possession and have to punt it away.
1:27 p.m. — Breshad Perriman's first NFL catch is a beauty. An absolute beauty.
1:31 p.m. — Ravens get on the board first with a 50-yard field goal from Justin Tucker.
1:41 p.m — At the end of the first quarter, the Ravens lead 3-0.
1:48 p.m. — Mike Wallace scores his first TD as a Raven and the team's first of 2016. A 66-yard deep pass from Joe Flacco. Ravens lead 10-0.
Tivemos um TD longo de Joe Flacco para Mike Wallace https://t.co/Lxwv2Ghhqy— Left Tackle Brasil (@LeftTackleBR) September 11, 2016
2:00 p.m. — Tyrod Taylor continues to run for his life. He spins out of three tackles and fiunds Charles Clay in the Ravens' red zone. Impressive stuff.
T Mobile! pic.twitter.com/7Emh32DcXP— Eroc RDT (@BarstoolRDT) September 11, 2016
2:07 p.m — The Bills try to smash in a TD from the goal line on three consecutive tries. LeSean McCoy eventually breaks through on fourth down. Ravens lead 10-7. Three minutes left in the first half.
2:18 p.m. — Dennis Pitta hauls in a short pass as the Ravens try to get in field goal position before the end of the first half. Pitta's first catch in 721 days.
2:25 p.m. — Ravens lead Bills 10-7 at the half.
2:35 p.m. — The Bills start the second half with the ball. This happened, too!
During timeout, Suggs just walked all the way over to the Bills sideline to give Rex Ryan a huge... #Respect— Brent Harris (@BrentHarrisTV) September 11, 2016
2:40 p.m. — Dan Carpenter can't tie the game, missing at 49-yard field goal.
2:45 p.m. — Ravens can't handle the Bills' blitz and Flacco nearly throws a Pick-6. Bills' Roanld Darby (an Oxen Hill, Md. native) drops an easy INT.
2:55 p.m. — Ravens' defense doing a great job containing the Bills run options. McCoy has 53 yards on 13 carries and Tyrod Taylor has been blanketed much of the game. Shareece Wright the latest to track him down in the backfield.
Designed QB sweep by Taylor on 3rd down comes up short as Shareece Wright makes a great stop. Strong game for him from the start #RavensTalk— Bo Smolka (@bsmolka) September 11, 2016
3:05 p.m. — Harbaugh decides to go for it on Fourth-and-1. Flacco rolls out and finds Terrence West, who can't make it a yard in positive direction. It looks like West was held as he attempted to get out into the flats.
3:09 p.m. — No scoring in the third quarter. Ravens lead 10-7.
3:19 p.m. — The Ravens' offense has been extremely flat since the TD to Mike Wallace. Flacco is just 6 of 9 for 21 yards in the second half.
3:26 p.m. — Finally, a big play for the Ravens. Flacco finds Pitta downfield for a 27-yard strike. Pitta has three catches for 39 yards. Ravens now just outside the Bills' red zone.
3:30 p.m. — Justin Tucker drills a 45-yard field goal to give the Ravens a 13-7 lead. BUT WAIT! A Bills defender jumped on the back of one of his teammates in order to get more leverage. That is a penalty. The Ravens will get the ball back. Major break for Baltimore.
3:33 p.m. — The Ravens can't get into the end zone, and settle for the field goal. 13-7 Ravens with 5:35 left.
3:50 p.m. — Ravens' backfield has bene as split as you would have expected. Forsett has 10 carries for 41 yards. West has 11 carries for 29 yards. With two minutes left, and the Bills out of timeouts, look for the Ravens to keep it on the ground and run out the clock.
3:55 p.m. —West gashes up the middle for a first down. This one looks to be over.
3:57 p.m. — Victory formation. Ravens win 13-7.