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Bills win third straight Thanksgiving Day game, defeat Lions

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Buffalo Bills are thankful for the Detroit Lions. Just days ago, the Lions gave them hospitality when they were not able to play in Buffalo, New York due to a massive snowstorm.

Unfortunately, the Bills’ thankfulness only went so far. They defeat the Lions 28-25 on Thanksgiving at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie makes a reception against Will Harris against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter
Isaiah McKenzie makes a reception against Will Harris against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

With the win, the Bills improved to 8-3 this season. They are 4-2 on the road.

The Bills now lead the AFC East. The Miami Dolphins have a chance to tie them with a win this weekend.

Buffalo has won two games in Detroit in a span of four days. They also won the game against the Cleveland Browns, which was moved to Detroit after the snowstorm.

The Bills are 6-4 in 10 Thanksgiving Day games. They have now on their last three Thanksgiving Day games in 2019, 2021, and 2022.

The Lions fell to 4-7 with the loss. Their three-game win streak was snapped.

Detroit lost six straight games on Thanksgiving. Despite the loss, they are now 37-44-2 in 83 Thanksgiving Day games.

The 83 Thanksgiving Day games are the most all-time. Plus, the 37 wins are the most, as well.

The Lions’ last Thanksgiving Day game win came in a 16-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings on November 24th, 2016.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen went 24 of 42 for 253 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception.

Allen had 10 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah McKenzie had six receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown.

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Lions quarterback Jared Goff went 23 of 37 for 240 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Jamaal Williams had 18 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. Amon-Ra St. Brown had nine receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams scored 11 points in the second half. Ed Oliver sacked Goff in the end zone for a safety. Allen hit Stefon Diggs for a five-yard touchdown reception. Tyler Bass also made the game-winning field goal with two seconds left in the game.

Goff hit D.J. Chark for a one-yard touchdown reception. Following the touchdown, D’Andre Swift converted a two-point conversion.

Michael Badgley also made a 51-yard field goal.

Buffalo led 17-14 at halftime. Allen hit McKenzie for a 19-yard touchdown reception. Allen also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.

Bass made a 47-yard field goal as time expired.

Goff hit St. Brown for a one-yard touchdown reception. Williams scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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