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First-quarter analysis: Penalties continue to plague Bills

Someone call the Elias Sports Bureau. The Buffalo Bills must have set a record in the first quarter Sunday against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Bills were called for six – count 'em, six – penalties on special teams, with five of them being accepted in falling behind, 14-7.

Most egregious on that list would be safety Aaron Williams getting called for taunting after the Patriots' extra point following their second touchdown. Williams got into it with ex-Bills tight end Scott Chandler. Also called for penalties in the first quarter were Randell Johnson (illegal block), Corey Graham (personal foul, declined), Duke Williams (personal foul), Colton Schmidt (delay of game) and Marcus Easley (holding).

Second guess: It's hard to figure why Bills coach Rex Ryan decided to review a sack of Tyrod Taylor on the Bills' second possession. The play was a 7-yard loss for the Bills, but even if it was overturned it would have been an incompletion and the Bills still would have been forced to punt. Ryan lost the challenge.

Brief scare: Bills right tackle Seantrel Henderson exited the game before a third-down play on the Bills' second possession, being escorted to the sideline by a referee. Henderson was looked at briefly by a trainer, then took a seat next to the rest of the starting offensive line on the bench. He returned to the field for the Bills' third offensive series.

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