NFL Thanksgiving Games: Bills Beat Lions at Death; Cowboys Overcome Giants | NFL

Tyler Bass made a decisive 45-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to lift the Buffalo Bills to a 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday for their second victory in five days at Ford Field.

Josh Allen set up the game-winning kick by starting the drive with a 36-yard pass to Stefon Diggs and running two 40-yard runs for Bass’ game-winning kick.

Buffalo (8-3) has won twice in a row and is half a game ahead of Miami in the AFC East.

The Bills were back in Detroit after the NFL moved their previous home game against Cleveland to Ford Field due to a winter storm in western New York. They had to work harder for the win on Thursday than against the Browns.

Allen threw a five-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Diggs with 2:40 left to make it 25–22, but Bass missed the extra point. The Lions then converted on fourth-and-one from midfield with Amon-Ra St Brown’s end-around to set up Michael Badgley’s tying 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining. Badgley had missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third inning and Jared Goff was sacked for safety in the same quarter, and those mistakes proved costly.

Allen had a passing and rushing touchdown in the first half and finished 24-of-42 for 253 yards to more than make up for his 11th interception of the season.

Detroit (4-7) missed a chance to win four games in a row for the first time since 2016 and lost a franchise-record sixth game on Thanksgiving.

Goff was 23 of 37 for 240 yards with a one-yard touchdown pass to St Brown that made it 14-14 late in the first half, and a one-yard touchdown to DJ Chark that put the Lions within three early in the third quarter points made it 22-19.

New York Giants 20–28 Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to the tight end of Dalton Schultz, Ezekiel Elliott ran for a score, and the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants.

Rookie Peyton Hendershot ran for a two-yard TD before sending all three of his fellow tight ends into a giant red Salvation Army cauldron for a Whack-A-Mole party.

The win ended a three-game losing streak over the holiday season for the Cowboys (8–3), who held a game lead over the Giants in the NFC East as they won the season series.

Saquon Barkley was held to 39 yards rushing with a one-yard touchdown behind a makeshift offensive line and missed three starters due to injury in the third loss in the last four games for the Giants (7-4).

Dallas, the NFL leader in sacks coming in, dropped Daniel Jones three times while limiting him to 14 yards rushing after running for first downs seven times in the first encounter, a 23-16 Dallas victory.

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