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Second-quarter analysis: Late field goal shows offense does have a pulse

Cue up the Benny Hill theme song when the Buffalo Bills' offense takes the field.

That 7-0 lead against the Oakland Raiders disappeared in the second quarter Sunday at Coliseum after the Bills managed to go three and out on offense five straight times -- five! -- against the Raiders.

On their first four possessions of the second quarter, the Bills ran 12 plays for 11 total yards of offense.

Continued poor play from quarterback Kyle Orton remains a problem, while the running game is also going nowhere. Buffalo has attempted 10 carries, for just 5 yards in the first half.

Despite the horrid showing by the offense, the Bills did manage to take some momentum into halftime when Dan Carpenter drilled a 54-yard field goal on the final play of the second quarter.

Big hole: With Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus out of the game with a knee injury, the Raiders began finding some running room in the second quarter. Oakland has 47 rushing yards in the first half, with 42 coming in the second quarter.

Reversed: The Bills caught a break when receiver Robert Woods' apparent catch and fumble was overturned after a review and ruled incomplete.

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