Former Georgia Southern kicker Tyler Bass hits game-winning field goal, Bills defeats Lions 28-25

The Buffalo Bills crashed Detroit’s Thanksgiving party and made home for their second win in five days at Ford Field. Tyler Bass scored a tie 45-yard field goal two seconds from time after missing an extra point late in the fourth quarter and lifted Buffalo to a 28-25 win over Detroit on Thursday. “It was very deja vu-ish,” said Josh Allen, who set up the game-winning kick by starting the drive with a 36-yard pass to Stefon Diggs and running twice for 12 yards. Allen led the Bills with 78 rushing yards. The Bills were back in the Motor City after the NFL postponed 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 days or less while traveling at the same stadium and the first to win both. And the Bills matched the number of wins Detroit has at its indoor stadium this season. Buffalo (8-3) has won back-to-back — then lost back-to-back — to sit a half-game ahead of Miami in the AFC East. After Bass took the game-winning kick, Allen and Diggs hugged on the sidelines. “Let’s have fun again,” Diggs Allen recalled after making eight catches for 77 yards and a score. “We got off that a little bit.” Allen threw a 5-yard touchdown pass with Diggs 2:40 left, but Bass missed the extra point to make it 25-22 after the kicker matched his and the franchise’s six-field record goals in an eight-point win over the Browns on Sunday. 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 throwing his 11th interception of the season. He has 162 touchdowns, trailing only Hall of Famer Dan Marino with 171 overall for most NFL players in his first five seasons end-around to set up Michael Badgley’s game-winning 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds left. Badgley missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third and Jared Goff took a sack for safety in the same quarter, and those errors proved costly. Detroit (4-7) missed an opportunity to win four straight games for the first time since 2016 and lost a sixth straight game on Thanksgiving, setting a franchise record.

The Buffalo Bills crashed the Thanksgiving party in Detroit and felt right at home at Ford Field for their second win in five days.

Tyler Bass hit a tie 45-yard field goal with 2 seconds left after missing an extra point late in the fourth quarter and propelled Buffalo to a 28-25 win over Detroit on Thursday.

“It was déjà vu-ish,” said Josh Allen, who set up the winning kick by starting the drive with a 36-yard pass to Stefon Diggs and running twice for 12 yards. Allen led the Bills with 78 rushing yards.

The Bills were back in the Motor City after the NFL postponed their last 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 en route at the same stadium, and the first to win both.

And the Bills matched the number of wins Detroit has at its indoor stadium this season.

Buffalo (8-3) has two straight wins – after losing two in a row – and is a half-game ahead of Miami in the AFC East.

After Bass took the game-winning kick, Allen and Diggs hugged on the sidelines.

“Let’s have fun again,” Diggs recalled telling Allen after catching eight catches for 77 yards and a score. “We’ve strayed from that a bit.”

Allen threw a 5-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Diggs with 2:40 left, but Bass missed the extra point to make it 25-22 after the kicker broke his and the franchise’s record six field goals in an eight-point had achieved victory over the Browns on Sunday.

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 throwing his 11th interception of the season. He has 162 touchdowns, only behind Hall of Famer Dan Marino’s 171, the most by an NFL player in his first five seasons.

The Lions converted a fourth and a one from midfield with a 7-yard end-around from Amon-Ra St. Brown to set up Michael Badgley’s game-changing 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds left. Badgley missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third and Jared Goff took a sack for safety in the same quarter, and those errors proved costly.

Detroit (4-7) missed an opportunity to win four straight games for the first time since 2016 and lost a sixth straight game on Thanksgiving, setting a franchise record.

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