Lindell’s Field Goal Attempt Blocked at End of 1st Half; Bills Trail Raiders 21-3 at Halftime

It’s been that kind of first half for Buffalo in their 2011 home opener.

After their first two drives of the game ended in Shane Lechler punts, Oakland Raiders scored three touchdowns on their final three possessions in the first half and the Bills are struggling to keep up as the Raiders have the lead 21-3 at the conclusion of the first half.

Buffalo looked as though they were going to come away with points at the end of the first half, as Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bills on an eight-play drive down to the Oakland 21 completing four passes to three different receivers while being aided by a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the Raiders.  But Rian Lindell’s 39-yard field goal attempt was blocked as the first half expired, summing up how the first 30 minutes have gone for the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Buffalo does not look sharp at all.  They’ve had dropped passes, a turnover and a blocked field goal.  Defensively the Bills have not been able to get off the field and come up with any big plays.  It’s been a bad day for Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin.  He’s been beaten twice by Raiders rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore for 62 yards.  Both catches by Moore led to two Oakland touchdowns.

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