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Third-quarter analysis: Quick burst ignites crowd, puts Bills ahead

Fourteen seconds completely changed the complexion of today's game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

That's how long it for the Bills to score a pair of touchdowns, giving them a 14-3 lead.

The first came on a 3-yard catch by Chris Hogan from quarterback Kyle Orton. On the Browns' first play from scrimmage after the score, running back Terrence West was stripped by Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes.

Hughes recovered his own forced fumble and raced 18 yards to the end zone. After suffering through a miserable first half, the two quick scores ignited the crowd in The Ralph.

Conservative no more: Bills coach Doug Marrone was rewarded for it when going for a fourth and 3 at the Cleveland 37-yard line. Orton rolled right, then stepped up in the pocked to avoid the rush and threw deep down the left sideline to Robert Woods for a 34-yard gain. That set up Hogan's touchdown catch on the next play.

Stat check: The Bills are 1 of 10 on third down, with the lone conversion coming when the Browns were offside late in the third quarter. Buffalo is 2 for 2 on fourth down, however.

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