Tyler Bass made a tiebreaking 45-yard field goal with two seconds remaining, leading the Buffalo Bills to a 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday for their second victory in five days at Ford Field in Detroit.
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.
Buffalo (8-3) has won two straight to move a half game ahead of Miami in the AFC East.
Allen threw a five-yard touchdown pass to give Diggs the lead with 2:40 remaining, but Bass missed the extra point to make it 25-22.
The Lions converted fourth-and-one from midfield on Amon-Ra St. Brown’s seven-yard pass 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 was sacked by a safety in the same quarter and those mistakes proved costly.
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Allen had a passing and running 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 a chance to win four straight games for the first time since 2016 and dropped a franchise-record sixth straight game on Thanksgiving.
Goff completed 23 of 37 passes for 240 yards with a one-yard TD pass to St. Brown making it 14 late in the first half, and a one-yard TD pass to DJ Chark that brought the Lions within three points. early in the third quarter. at 22-19.
Miller suffers a knee injury
Bills running back Von Miller injured his right knee in the second quarter and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Trainer Sean McDermott said he had no injury updates after the win.
Detroit center Frank Ragnow inadvertently stepped on Miller’s right leg while blocking another player. He was assessed on the touchline and was carted from the touchline to the locker room. Miller had a tackle and was credited with rushing Goff before leaving the game.
Miller, 33, entered the game tied for 10th in the NFL with eight sacks.