The Buffalo Bills depleted defensive line held the New England Patriots from scoring on the opening plays of the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 8. Despite head coach Doug Marrone challenging the first fumble of the game, the referees turned the football back over to the Patriots.
Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel took the field after the Bills held the Patriots offensive line, but running back C.J. Spiller fumbled Manuel’s first play of his NFL career, sending the football went back to New England. Taking control of the football a second time, the Patriots wasted no time in scoring the first touchdown. The play was in question, Edelman seemed to be out of bounds in the Bills end zone. A quick review of the play put the first touchdown on the scoreboard at Ralph Wilson stadium.
Down 10 points an illegal hand to the face penalty on Cordy Glenn wiped out the Manuel to Robert Woods completion, which may have killed any momentum the Bills offense had today. The first quarter ended with 10 points on the scoreboard for the Patriots and four penalties for the Bills.
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