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

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift runs the ball against the Washington Commanders during the first half at Ford Field, Sept. 18, 2022.

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Lions RB D’Andre Swift won’t play against Cowboys

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift will miss his third consecutive game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys due to ankle and shoulder injuries.

Swift, 23, was a limited participant in practice all week and has not played since injuring his shoulder in a Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

The Lions (1-4) are coming off a bye week but Swift still needs more time.

Swift was off to a hot start, rushing for 231 yards at a clip of 8.6 yards per carry in the first three games with one touchdown. He also had eight catches for 77 yards and a score.

Jamaal Williams will continue as the starting running back in Swift’s place. Williams, 27, has rushed for 332 yards and six touchdowns in five games (two starts).

Also inactive for the Lions on Sunday are cornerback Will Harris, safety Ifeatu Melifonwu, offensive tackle Matt Nelson and defensive linemen Michael Brockers, Charles Harris and Demetrius Taylor.

The inactive players for the Cowboys (4-2) are quarterback Will Grier, defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, cornerback Nahshon Wright, safety Markquese Bell and linebackers Jabril Cox and Devin Harper.

–Field Level Media

Detroit Lions receiver Quintez Cephus catches balls after practice Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Allen Park practice facility.

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Lions WR Quintez Cephus exits with apparent leg injury

Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus sustained an apparent left leg injury and exited practice on Tuesday.

Cephus found himself tangled up with cornerback Jeff Okudah while making a catch in a 1-on-1 drill. Cephus needed medical attention and left the field with the assistance of the trainers.

Cephus, 24, recorded 15 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns in his first five games in 2021 before sustaining a fractured collarbone.

He could be vying for a roster spot this season, however, after the team added DJ Chark and selected Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

First-round pick Jameson Williams watches drills during Detroit Lions rookie minicamp Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Allen Park practice facility.

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Lions doubtful WR Jameson Williams will be ready for camp

The Detroit Lions don’t expect rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams to be recovered from his ACL injury in time for training camp.

Williams, the No. 12 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Alabama, had surgery on his left knee in January after an injury in the national championship game against Georgia.

“I don’t see him being ready for training camp. I don’t see that,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said Thursday. “I’m very hopeful, but I don’t see it. We’re going to do this thing the right way and when he’s ready, he’ll be ready. But, no, I don’t feel like you’re going to see him out there Day One.”

Williams has mostly been restricted to watching from the sidelines during offseason activities.

“We’ll have a plan for him moving forward,” Campbell said. “He’s going to be around here with us and the short period of time, at which he does go home, we know where he’s going to be and who those people are. So, we’re going to have a plan for him.”

Williams caught 79 passes for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns in 15 games last season for the Crimson Tide.

Training camp opens in late July. The Lions open the regular season on Sept. 11 against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

–Field Level Media