NFL Week 12 live updates: Giants lead Cowboys, Bills beat Lions

Week 12 of the NFL season continues with another exciting Thanksgiving Day game as the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) host the New York Giants (7-3) in a pivotal NFC East showdown.

Earlier, Tyler Bass kicked a game-winning field goal to lead the Buffalo Bills to a victory over the Detroit Lions to open the day. Later, the New England Patriots face the Minnesota Vikings on the road to close things out.

New England Patriots


Minnesota Vikings


Here are the best plays from Thursday’s Thanksgiving slate!

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys


Dallas went for it on fourth-and-2 on its opening drive of the game, but Ezekiel Elliott was unable to get the first down and the Cowboys turned it over on downs on their own side of the field.

Missed opportunity

The Giants tried to make the most of the short field, but Daniel Jones’ touchdown pass to Isaiah Hodgins was nullified by a costly penalty. New York settled for a field goal to cap the drive and take a 3-0 lead.

Double problem

The Cowboys’ second drive didn’t end much better than the first. Dak Prescott was picked off just shy of the Giants’ red zone, giving NY the ball back again.

Coming through!

Dallas took the lead, 7-3, early in the second quarter thanks to a big catch by CeeDee Lamb that got the Cowboys in the red zone…

… followed by a short run from Elliott to seal the deal.

Goes up!

Dallas’ lead was short-lived, however, when Darius Slayton botched a jaw-dropping pass from Jones, which set up a 1-yard touchdown run from Saquon Barkley to give the Giants the lead back, 10-7.

No give up

Prescott leaned on Michael Gallup to make big plays for the Cowboys late in the second quarter …

… but once again the Cowboys’ drive ended prematurely due to a turnover.

Then Graham Gano hit a 47-yard field goal before the half to extend the Giants’ lead to 13-7.

Stay tuned for updates!

New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings (8:20 p.m. ET)

Comes up!

Buffalo Bills 28, Detroit Lions 25

Lions on the board!

Lions running back Jamaal Williams took the pass and ran up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown to give Detroit an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown run was Williams’ league-leading 13th rushing score of the season.

Picture-perfect fit

It didn’t take long for the Bills to answer as Josh Allen connected with Isaiah McKenzie for a picture-perfect 19-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.

The ball is loose!

The game’s first turnover came early in the second quarter when Williams took a handoff, ran up the middle and then fumbled. Buffalo’s Ed Oliver recovered the fumble, giving Buffalo great field position.

Is there anything Allen can’t do?

The Bills capitalized on the fumble as they put together a 10-play, 58-yard scoring drive, capped off by a touchdown run from Allen. He fumbled the snap on the play, then picked it up, beat a defender and ran it in for the score, giving Buffalo a 14-7 lead.

Everyone eats

Jared Goff faked the pass and threw a perfect pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown for a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14. After the score, St. Brown for everyone on his offense eating their Thanksgiving meal.

Damage alarm

Bills linebacker Von Miller suffered a knee injury late in the first half and was wheeled to the locker room.

Have a day!

Clinging to a 17-14 lead in the third quarter, Oliver made another huge play, sacking Goff in the end zone for a safety.

Lions strike back

Goff fired a strike to DJ Chark for a 1-yard score to put the Lions on top. Detroit added a two-point conversion to take a 22-19 lead.

Allen to Diggs for the score

Is there a better connection in the NFL than Allen and Stefon Diggs? The two connected for a huge 5-yard touchdown with 2:40 left in the game. The Bills missed the extra point, making it 25-22.


After the Lions added a field goal to tie the game, Buffalo drove down the field and Bass kicked a 45-yard field goal to win the game.

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