DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Bass hit a tie-breaking 45-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Buffalo Bills to a 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday for their second win in five days at Ford Field.

Josh Allen set up the game-winning drive, starting 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.

Buffalo Bills running back DaQuan Jones (92) reaches for a hit on Detroit Lions running back Jamal Williams (30) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Bills are back in Detroit after the NFL moved their previous home game against Cleveland to Ford Field because of a winter storm that dumped several feet of snow in western New York. They had to work harder to win Thursday than they did against the Browns. Bass went 6-for-6 in a 31-23 win over Cleveland.

With 2:40 left in the game, Allen threw a gutsy 5-yard touchdown pass to Diggs, but Bass missed the extra point to make it 25-22.

The Lions converted a fourth-and-1 from midfield on a 7-yard run by Amon-Ra St. Brown to set up Michael Badgley’s 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds left. Badgley missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third and Jared Goff had a sack for a safety in the same quarter, and those mistakes proved costly.

Allen had a passing and rushing touchdown in the first half, going 24 of 42 for 253 yards to more than make up for his 11th interception of the season.

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift runs into the end zone for a two-point conversion during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Detroit.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift runs into the end zone for a two-point conversion during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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

Goff was 23 of 37 for 240 yards with a 1-yard touchdown to St. Brown that made it 14-all late in the first half and a 1-yard touchdown to DJ Charko that pulled the Lions within three points early in the third quarter at 22- 19.

MAIN PLAYER

Buffalo defensive end Ed Oliver forced and recovered a first-half fumble that led to Allen’s tie-breaking 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Oliver also sacked Goff for a safety, three plays after Allen threw an interception at the Detroit 4 to give the Bills a 19-14 lead early in the third quarter.

INJURIES

Scores: Edge rusher Von Miller hurt his right knee in the second quarter and was ruled out.

Lions: DE Julian Okwara (elbow) was injured on the play.

FURTHER

Bills: Play at New England Thursday night.

Lions: Play Jacksonville at home on Dec. 4.

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