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Second-quarter analysis: Andre Davis continues to get noticed

Buffalo Bills undrafted free agent wide receiver Andre Davis continues to find ways to get noticed.

Davis made a pair of catches for 10 yards in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. He also drew a pass-interference penalty against Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson that resulted in a 34-yard gain for the Bills.

Davis is battling for one of the last receiver spots on the 53-man roster. At the very least, he's made the decision difficult for the coaching staff. If Davis doesn't stick on the active roster, he'd be a logical candidate for the team's practice squad.

It wasn't all good for Davis, though, as he took an offside penalty on a kickoff, giving Detroit 5 yards.

Bad snap: Backup center Kraig Urbik made a glaring error midway through the second quarter when he attempted to snap the ball to quarterback Matt Simms. Attempted, because Urbik simply never got the ball to Simms. The fumble was recovered by Detroit.

Urbik's struggles weren't the only ones for the offensive line. Backup tackle Darryl Johnson was beaten around the edge, leading to a sack of quarterback Matt Simms.

Down the middle: Bills kicker Dan Carpenter drilled a 43-yard field goal with 41 seconds left in the first half to tie the score, 10-10. That's exactly what Bills coach Rex Ryan wanted to see from Carpenter, who came into the game having missed two field goals and an extra point earlier in the preseason. Carpenter also converted an extra point following the Bills' first-quarter touchdowns.

 

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