Week 12 of the NFL season continues with another exciting Thanksgiving game as the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) host the New York Giants (7-3) in an important NFC East showdown.
Earlier, Tyler Bass kicked a game-winning field goal to seal a Buffalo Bills victory over the Detroit Lions to open the day. Later, the New England Patriots face the Minnesota Vikings on the road to close things out.
Related: Bills win over Lions another reminder of Josh Allen’s chaotic brilliance
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New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Dallas went for it on fourth-and-2 on the opening drive, but Ezekiel Elliott couldn’t get the first down and the Cowboys turned it over on downs on their own side of the field.
The Giants tried to make the most of the short field, but Daniel Jones’ touchdown pass to Isaiah Hodgins was nullified by a costly penalty. New York settled for a field goal to end the drive, taking a 3-0 lead.
The Cowboys’ second drive didn’t end much better than the first. Dak Prescott was picked off just shy of the Giants’ red zone, giving NY the ball back again.
Dallas took the lead, 7-3, early in the second quarter thanks to a big catch by CeeDee Lamb that got the Cowboys in the red zone…
… followed by a short run from Elliott to seal the deal.
Dallas’ lead was short-lived, however, as Darius Slayton threw in a tipped pass from Jones, which set up a 1-yard touchdown run from Saquon Barkley to give the Giants back the lead, 10–7.
Prescott leaned on Michael Gallup to make big plays for the Cowboys late in the second quarter…
… but once again the Cowboys’ drive was ended prematurely by a turnover.
Then Graham Gano nailed a 47-yard field goal before the half to extend the Giants lead to 13-7.
Stay tuned for updates!
New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings (8:20 p.m. ET)
Buffalo Bills 28, Detroit Lions 25
Lions on the board!
Lions running back Jamaal Williams took the handoff and ran up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown to give Detroit an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown run was Williams’ league-leading 13th rushing score of the season.
It didn’t take long for the Bills to answer, as Josh Allen connected with Isaiah McKenzie for a perfect 19-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.
The ball is loose!
The game’s first turnover came early in the second quarter when Williams took a handoff, ran up the middle and then fumbled. Buffalo’s Ed Oliver recovered the fumble, giving Buffalo great field position.
Is there anything Allen can’t do?
The Bills capitalized on the fumble as they put together a 10-play, 58-yard scoring drive, capped off by an Allen touchdown run. He fumbled the snap on the play, then picked it up, beat a defender and ran it in for the score, giving Buffalo a 14-7 lead.
Jared Goff faked the handoff and threw a perfect pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown for a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14. After the score, St. Brown made sure everyone on his offense ate their Thanksgiving meal.
Bills linebacker Von Miller suffered a knee injury late in the first half and was taken to the locker room.
Have a day!
With a 17-14 lead in the third quarter, Oliver made another big play, sacking Goff in the end zone for a safety.
Lions strike back
Goff fired a strike to DJ Chark for a 1-yard score to put the Lions on top. Detroit added a two-point conversion to take a 22-19 lead.
Allen to Diggs for the score
Is there a better connection in the NFL than Allen and Stefon Diggs? The two connected for a huge 5-yard touchdown with 2:40 left in the game. The Bills missed the extra point, making it 25-22.
TO. THE. WIN.
After the Lions added a field goal to tie the game, Buffalo drove down the field and Bass kicked a 45-yard field goal to win the game.
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