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Buffalo Bills top Detroit Lions, 28-25

Check out Bills Wire’s Week 12 report card for the Buffalo Bills (8-3) following the team’s 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions (4-7) on Thanksgiving:

Quarterback: A-

(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Josh Allen’s grade was buoyed by his late-game heroics. It’s apparent that Allen’s elbow injury is hindering his play.

Despite that, when needed the most, Allen performed. Coaches Sean McDermott and Ken Dorsey are walking a fine line, as they are putting Allen in alarming situations to further injure their franchise quarterback.

To get the victory, Buffalo put the game on Allen’s back. At some point, it may come back to haunt them. Allen finished 24-of-42 for 253 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Allen added 10 rushes for 78 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Running back: B

(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Devin Singletary was solid on the afternoon, rushing 14 times for 72 yards.

Still, the focus went to Allen when the Bills needed big yards on the ground late in the game. James Cook and Nyheim Hines were non-factors, rushing a combined three times for seven yards.

Receivers/ Tight ends: A-

(Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Isaiah McKenzie had his biggest game of the year, catching six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown reception. Stefon Diggs had a rough start, as he and Allen struggled to get in sync for the first portion of the afternoon.

But when it mattered most, Allen looked to Diggs.

Diggs caught the touchdown to give the Bills a late lead, and then he caught the 36-yard rope from Allen to put the Bills in field goal position late in the fourth quarter.

Gabe Davis had a nice start as well but largely was invisible late in the game.

Offensive line: D+

(AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

Understandably, Buffalo’s offensive line was battling injuries. Mitch Morse was inactive, and Dion Dawkins (ankle) did not play in the second half.

Even so, this is a unit that is getting their franchise quarterback clobbered on a regular basis. Spencer Brown was far from…

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Publish date : 2022-11-25 16:15:02

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