NFL Thanksgiving game: Bills beat Lions at death; Cowboys overcome struggles | NFL

Tyler Bass made a tiebreaking, 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 twice for 12 yards before Bass’ game-winning kick.

Buffalo (8-3) has won two straight to move a half 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 they did against the Browns.

Allen threw a five-yard 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 completion to set up Michael Badgley’s game-tying 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds left. Badgley had 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 costly.

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

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.

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 pulled the Lions within three points early in third quarter at 22-19.

New York Giants 20–28 Dallas Cowboys

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

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

The win ended a three-game holiday losing streak for the Cowboys (8-3), who moved one game ahead of the Giants in the NFC East while sweeping the season series.

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

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

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