Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs dominate late as Payments rally to beat Lions on Thanksgiving

The Buffalo Payments had been on the verge of a Thanksgiving upset, however they’ve Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs.

The dynamic duo continued to point out their dominance late on, as they rallied again to a 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions of their first Thanksgiving sport.

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Josh Allen, b.  17, of the Buffalo Bills, celebrates with Stefon Diggs, no.  14, after a Diggs touchdown during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Josh Allen, b. 17, of the Buffalo Payments, celebrates with Stefon Diggs, no. 14, after a Diggs landing in the course of the first half in opposition to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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Lions kicker Michael Badgley drilled a 51-yard subject purpose to tie the sport at 25 apiece. However there was only one downside: Allen nonetheless had 23 seconds on the clock and three timeouts.

Allen’s first play of the game-winning drive: a 36-yard dart to Diggs, who had 65 of his 77 receiving yards within the fourth quarter. That play shortly put the Payments inside subject purpose vary, and after Allen threw the ball two extra occasions to get shut, Tyler Bass drilled a 45-yard subject purpose to place the Payments up 28-25 inside two seconds from the tip.

The Lions’ facet prayer on the following kickoff was unsuccessful.

Nevertheless, the second half did not come so simply for the reckonings. After taking a 17-14 lead on the half, the primary 4 drives of the second half resulted in both an interception or a punt. Nevertheless, they raised the bar on their penultimate drive of the sport, after they went down 22–19, racking up a 14-play, 90-yard drive, which resulted in a five-yard rating by Diggs.

Bass’ missed PAT, nevertheless, solely stored a sport from six factors, which left Lions quarterback Jared Goff two minutes and 40 seconds to maintain the sport alive. He did sufficient for Badgley to tie the sport with 51 yards from him, however the Lions protection merely did not have a solution for the mighty Payments.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) is greeted by guard Rodger Saffold after a 5-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, November 24, 2022, in Detroit.

Buffalo Payments extensive receiver Stefon Diggs (14) is greeted by guard Rodger Saffold after a 5-yard reception for a landing in the course of the second half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions, Thursday, November 24, 2022, in Detroit.
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The underdog Lions bought on the board first with Jamaal Williams’ thirteenth landing of the season after a dozen drives. Buffalo responded shortly, although, as Allen discovered extensive receiver Isaiah McKenzie for a 19-yard rating, tying the sport.

After a fumble by Williams, the Payments answered with a speeding rating by Allen, however after a 15-play drive, Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a one-yard landing run to tie the sport at 14. B

Bass hit a subject purpose to provide Buffalo a 17–14 lead within the half.

Early within the quarter, Goff discovered DJ Chark for a rating and D’Andre Swift ran it for the profitable two-point conversion, placing Detroit up 22-19. It was then that the Payments had sufficient, scoring their final 10 factors on their final two drives.

The win got here at a value although, as Von Miller was taken to the locker room with a knee damage within the second quarter.

Allen threw for 253 yards, two touchdowns and a decide whereas finishing 24 of his 42 passes, but additionally ran 78 yards on 10 carries, one in all which was a rating. McKenzie led Payments receivers with 98 receiving yards whereas catching six passes, together with his personal landing.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, #17, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., Thursday, 24, 2022.

Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen, #17, scores a landing in the course of the first half of an NFL soccer sport between the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Payments in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., Thursday, 24, 2022.
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St. Brown exited regardless of the shedding effort, setting sport information in receptions (9) and receiving yards (122).

The Payments will go to New England to face the Patriots subsequent Thursday night time, whereas the Lions host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13.