Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph (31) tackles Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) during first-half action at Ford Field on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

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Tyler Bass’ field goal lifts Bills past Lions

Tyler Bass kicked a 45-yard field goal with two seconds left, giving the visiting Buffalo Bills a 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday afternoon.

Detroit’s Michael Badgley kicked a tying 51-yard field goal with 23 seconds left to tie it but Josh Allen’s 36-yard pass to Stefon Diggs set up the game-winner.

Allen passed for 253 yards and two scores and was intercepted once and also rushed 10 times for 78 yards and another touchdown. Isaiah McKenzie caught six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, while Diggs caught eight passes for 77 yards and a score for Buffalo (8-3).

Jared Goff passed for 240 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions (4-7), who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Jamaal Williams rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, while Amon-Ra St. Brown caught nine passes for 122 yards and a touchdown

Bills linebacker Von Miller was carted off late in the first half with a knee injury.

Buffalo led 17-14 at the break.

The Lions got on the board first with a 61-yard drive completed by Williams’ 13th rushing touchdown this season, a 2-yard run.

The Bills answered with a 75-yard touchdown drive. Allen’s 21-yard run set up his 19-yard scoring pass to McKenzie.

A Williams fumble led to a 58-yard Buffalo scoring drive. Allen finished it off with a rush up the middle.

The Lions converted a fourth-and-1 from the own 33 during their second touchdown drive. The 15-play drive was finished off with another fourth down conversion, Goff’s 1-yard pass to St. Brown to tie it at 14.

Bass gave Buffalo the halftime lead with his 47-yard field goal.

The Bills took a 19-14 lead in the third quarter when Ed Oliver sacked Goff in the end zone.

D.J. Chark caught a 1-yard pass from Goff with 13:47 left to put Detroit back on top. The score was set up by Kalif Raymond’s 41-yard punt return. D’Andre Swift ran for the two-point conversion to make it a three-point game.

Buffalo then drove 90 yards on 14 plays. Allen finished it off with a 5-yard pass to Diggs. The extra point was missed, leaving the score at 25-22.

–Field Level Media

Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; A fan sits in the snow covered stands prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills cancel practice, to meet virtually during blizzard

The Buffalo Bills canceled Friday’s practice and the team will meet virtually due to blizzard conditions.

Sunday’s home game between the Bills (6-3) and the Cleveland Browns (3-6) has been moved to Detroit’s Ford Field.

The team’s travel plans to Detroit are still being determined, according to Buffalo coach Sean McDermott.

Heavy snowfall in western New York is expected to continue through Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Aug 21, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Andre Smith (59) walks on the sideline during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Buffalo Bills won 41-15. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Bills release LB Andre Smith following suspension

The Buffalo Bills released linebacker Andre Smith on Monday, the same day his PED suspension ended.

On June 1, the league suspended Smith for the season’s first six games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Smith, 25, appeared in 27 games over the previous two seasons with Buffalo after playing his first two seasons for the Carolina Panthers.

A seventh-round pick by Carolina in 2018, he has recorded 27 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 46 career games.

–Field Level Media

Oct 9, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis (13) catches the ball and scores a touchdown with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) defending during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Allen has career day as Bills rout Steelers

Josh Allen threw for a career-best 424 yards as the host Buffalo Bills routed the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 38-3 on Sunday.

Allen completed 20-of-31 passes for the Bills (4-1) with four touchdowns and one interception. His previous high mark in yardage was 415 done twice in the 2020 season, while his four TD passes tied his career-best in a game.

In addition, Allen’s 13.7 yards per pass attempt also were a career best and he also ran five times for 42 yards.

Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett went 34 of 52 through the air for 327 yards and an interception in his first career start, but Pittsburgh (1-4) could not find the end zone.

The Steelers’ rushing attack struggled as the tandem of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren combined for 44 yards on 16 carries – a yards per carry average of 2.75.

The Bills offense delivered fireworks early and often. Facing a third and long on the first series, Allen found Gabe Davis for a 98-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring. It tied the record for the longest reception in Bills’ franchise history.

Allen found Davis again for another long score in the second quarter as the wideout hauled in a pass for a 62-yard touchdown for a 17-3 lead. Davis finished with three catches for 171 yards. Fellow wideout Stefon Diggs had eight catches for 102 yards and a score.

Buffalo was 5 of 9 on third down, while Pittsburgh was 5 of 15 on third down and 0 for 3 on fourth down. The Bills doubled up the Steelers on yards per play – 10.2 to 5.1. The Steelers had the ball for nearly 13 minutes more than the Bills.

The Bills led 31-3 at halftime and didn’t attempt their first punt until the fourth quarter.
Buffalo rookie running back James Cook scored his first career rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard scamper.

Pittsburgh saw cornerback Cam Sutton (hamstring), defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (back), tight end Pat Freiermuth (concussion) and cornerback Levi Wallace (concussion) exit the game with injuries.

–Field Level Media