Late FG gives Bills 28-25 win over Lions
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, November 25, 2022

Amon Ra St. Brown celebrates a touchdown against Buffalo (photo courtesy of Detroit Lions)

Late FG gives Bills 28-25 win over Lions
(DETROIT) – The Buffalo Bills crashed Detroit's Thanksgiving party, making themselves at home for their second victory in five days at Ford Field. Tyler Bass made a tiebreaking 45 yard field goal with 2 seconds left after missing an extra point late in the fourth quarter, lifting Buffalo to a 28-25 win over Detroit on Thursday. The Bills set up the game winning kick with Josh Allen completing a 36 yard pass to Stefon Diggs and then running twice for 12 yards. Allen led the Bills ground game with 78 yards on the day. Buffalo was back in Detroit after the NFL moved their previous home game against Cleveland because a winter storm dumped several feet of snow in western New York. Buffalo became the third NFL team to play two games in five or fewer days on the road in the same stadium, and the first to win both. Buffalo (8-3) has won two straight, after losing two in a row, to move a half-game ahead of Miami in the AFC East. Allen threw a go-ahead, 5-yard touchdown pass to Diggs with 2:40 left, but Bass missed the extra point to make it 25-22 after the kicker matched his and the franchise record with six field goals in an eight-point win over the Browns on Sunday. Allen finished 24 of 42 for 253 yards to more than make up for throwing his 11th interception of the season. He has accounted for 162 touchdowns, trailing only Hall of Famer Dan Marino's total of 171 for the most by an NFL player in his first five seasons. The Lions converted fourth-and-1 from midfield with Amon-Ra St. Brown's 7-yard end-around to set up Michael Badgley’s game-tying, 51 yard field goal with 23 seconds to go. Badgley missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third and Jared Goff took a sack for a safety in the same quarter and those mistakes proved to be costly. Detroit (4-7) missed an opportunity to win four straight games for the first time since 2016 and lost a franchise-record sixth straight game on Thanksgiving. The Lions promoted linebacker James Houston from the practice squad and he became the first player in franchise history to have more than one sack in his NFL debut.

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