DETROIT (November 24, 2022) — Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes and Tyler Bass made the game-winning field goal to lift Buffalo Bills to a 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.
The defeat today saw Detroit (4-7) missing an opportunity to win four straight games for the first time since 2016, while the team lost a franchise-record sixth straight game on Thanksgiving Day. Read more: NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule – Bills vs Lions injury report, how to watch live
Allen finished 24 of 42 on competed passes for 253 yards and was picked off once while rushing 10 times for 78 yards and a score for Buffalo (8-3) which improved to 4-2 on the road this season. Isaiah McKenzie and Stefon Diggs each took catches for touchdowns with the former finishing with 96 yards on six receptions and the latter ending with 77 from eight catches.
Jared Goff was 23 of 37 on passes for 240 and two touchdowns for Detroit in the defeat, while Amon-Ra St. Brown caught nine passes for 122 yards and a score, and DJ Chark took the other scoring reception.
“I told them this one should sting,” coach Dan Campbell said after the defeat. “We had a chance to win and we didn’t make it, but I don’t think this was a step backward. I’m frustrated, but we’re getting better. “
With the teams tied at 25 after Detriot’s Michael Badgley’s 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining, Bass held his nerves after missing an extra point late in the fourth quarter, to kick a 45-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to seal the victory for Buffalo for their second win in five days.
“Let’s get back to having fun again,” Diggs revealed telling Allen after the win for the Bills. “We got away from that a little bit.”