February 3, 2023

Tyler Bass made a decisive 45-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to give the Buffalo Bills a 28–25 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday for their second win 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 for Bass’ game-winning kick.

Buffalo (8-3) has won twice in a row and is half a 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 against the Browns.

Allen threw a five-yard go-ahead 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 end-around to set up Michael Badgley’s tying 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining. Badgley had missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third inning and Jared Goff was sacked for safety in the same quarter, and those mistakes proved costly.

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 his 11th interception of the season.

Detroit (4-7) missed a chance to win four games in a row for the first time since 2016 and lost a franchise-record sixth 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 put the Lions within three early in the third quarter points made it 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 defeated the New York Giants.

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

The win ended a three-game losing streak over the holiday season for the Cowboys (8–3), who led the Giants in the NFC East by a game while winning the season series.

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

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

New England Patriots 26-33 Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins ​​threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, the latter a go-ahead score to Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter to push the Minnesota Vikings past the New England Patriots.

Justin Jefferson had 139 yards and one of Cousins’ touchdown passes, providing just the clutch performance the Vikings (9-2) needed to bounce back from a blowout loss to Dallas. That gave rookie coach Kevin O’Connell a win over Bill Belichick, who drafted him in 2008 with the Patriots.

Mac Jones passed for a career-high 382 yards and two scores to spark a straggling offense for the Patriots (6-5), but they ran out of steam in the end. Their fourth quarter included two three-and-out punts, a turnover on downs at the Minnesota 39, and a desperate last drive that went nowhere.

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