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Second quarter analysis: Bills' offense comes alive to level with Broncos

The Bills had their highest-scoring quarter of the season to date with a 13-point second quarter that saw their touchdown-less streak end at 91 minutes and 6 seconds of game time.

Andre Holmes caught a tipped pass from 2 yards out that gave the Bills an early lead before Broncos' second-string running back Jamaal Charles answered with an 11-yard TD run. Teams traded field goals in the final three minutes, with the Bills ending the quarter on a good drive to get into field-goal range for a 13-13 tie, picking up 38 yards in the final 42 seconds.

Stephen Hauschka's 55-yard field goal just before halftime was his longest since 2014.

Thinking emoji 🤔: The Bills had fourth and 2 on the Broncos' 40 with 6:45 left in the half. They could've gone for the first down or attempted a long field goal of about 58 yards. Instead, they tried to draw the Broncos offside (which didn't work), took a delay of game penalty and punted.

The decision ended up working out, in a sense, since penalties forced the Broncos to punt from their end zone and a good return from Brandon Tate gave the Bills a drive start on the Denver 32. But it would've been nice to see some aggression in the Bills' playcalling there. Denver nearly gained the yardage back in three plays on a long pass to Emmanuel Sanders, but a replay overturned the catch.

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