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First-quarter analysis: Bills' offense off to a slow start

Maybe the tryptophan hasn't worn off for the Buffalo Bills just yet.

The Bills' offense has just 59 yards in the first quarter of today's game against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Newly signed tight end MarQueis Gray had a 30-yard reception from quarterback Kyle Orton with less than a minute to go in the quarter, providing more than half of the team's offensive output.

The Bills have struggled to get the run game going, rushing three times for 9 yards in the first quarter.

Luckily for the Bills, the defense is keeping them in the game. Despite giving up a 15-play drive to the Browns, Buffalo held them to a field goal to only trail 3-0.

Second guesses: Bills safety Aaron Williams was called for a 15-yard taunting penalty after a run by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell. Not to be outdone, Browns receiver Josh Gordon took a taunting penalty of his own when he flipped the ball at a Bills defender following a 12-yard reception.

Nice start: Newly signed return man Marcus Thigpen made a good first impression for the Bills, returning a punt 19 yards following the Browns' first possession. That gave the Bills a drive start at their 29-yard line.

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